Materials for the Public
Helping animals can be immensely rewarding, but it can also be very stressful. Constantly defending the vulnerable and oppressed against the forces of thousands of years of culture and commerce is not just hard work; it can put animal activists at odds with their families, communities, and society. As caretakers and guardians, activists need physical, emotional, and spiritual support to live happy and healthy lives.
In Defense of Animals helps people who help animals deal with compassion fatigue, burnout, and secondary trauma caused by the tragedy-filled nature of their noble work. We support animal activists by providing emotional and spiritual resources including an online support group, monthly webinars with experts in the field of animal protection and activist self-care, and free and confidential support on any aspect of your animal advocacy by phone, text, or email.
A step-by-step guide for passing ordinances in your city.
Our tactics list is available for download here.
Policy Briefs for Legislators