In Defense of Animals


Our Mission

To defend animals, humans and the environment from abuses and exploitation, and to foster peace between all life. We advocate for changes in laws, human behavior, and enlightenment in the need to protect lives, advance rights, improve welfare, and steward environmental protection.

Our Vision

We adopt a worldview that honors the rights and interests of all animals, human and nonhuman alike, as reflected by and achieved through our unique combination of  legislative initiatives, public pressure and awareness campaigns, cruelty investigations, activist support, and direct rescue of vulnerable animals worldwide.

While our perspective and ultimate goals are revolutionary, we recognize and respect the essential role that incremental change simultaneously plays in helping to alleviate animal suffering in the here and now.