Posts Tagged ‘Guardian Campaign’


The Guardian Campaign A SEISMIC SHIFT IN THE WAY WE VIEW AND UNDERSTAND ANIMALS In a nutshell, The Guardian Campaign is an international effort which aims to instill a sense of respect, responsibility and compassion for the animals with whom we share our lives and our planet.  The way it works is through a switch-out of one word which defines our relationship with animals: "owners" are out.  ... Full story

The Heart Does Not Deceive

Ed Duvin | Founder, animalines Many years ago, during a graduate course on ethics, I posed a question to our distinguished professor vis-à-vis the definition of ethics in its most distilled form. He replied, "Simply listen to one's heart for the answer, not all the great thinkers who preceded us." This seemed a bit simplistic to me, as the heart—like the mind—can often lead us astray. ... Full story

Parma adds ‘guardian’ to animal-related ordinances

By Tina Kaufmann, | July 7, 2011 PARMA, Ohio - Parma becomes the first in the state to recognize pets as part of the family and change a term on all animal-related ordinances. City Council members approved changing the phrase pet "owner" to pet "guardian" on all animal-related ordinances. Holy Name High School student Brandon Yanak pushed for the change. "As more people begin to ... Full story

Parma, Ohio Adds Term “Guardian” To Animal-related Ordinances

In Defense of Animals applauds progressive move led by high school student Parma, Ohio (July 6, 2011)– In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal-protection organization with over 100,000 members, applauds the Parma, Ohio City Council for voting unanimously yesterday to replace the term “owner” with “owner/guardian” in its animal-related ordinances. Parma joins 17 other cities in officially recognizing the value ... Full story

In Defense Of Animals Mourns Loss Of Peter Falk, A Great Friend To Animals

San Rafael, Calif. (June 24, 2011) – In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization with over 100,000 members, today expressed deep sadness at news of the death of legendary actor Peter Falk. Mr. Falk generously donated his time to help animals by supporting IDA’s Guardian Campaign, appearing in one of IDA’s educational public service announcements (PSA). The Guardian Campaign is IDA’s effort ... Full story

Animal cruelty: Guardians, not owners

ELIZABETH EVANS The York Dispatch Updated: 08/27/2010 11:11:51 AM EDT The power of words isn't lost on the York County SPCA -- especially the power words can have over those who can't speak for themselves. That's why in late 2009, the Emigsville shelter changed a simple term in its adoption contracts. Instead of being "owners," people adopting dogs, cats and other pets from the shelter are now ... Full story

Wellesley Man Receives National Award For Rescuing Turtles

Wellesley, Mass. (May 11, 2010) – In Defense of Animals’ (IDA) Guardian Award recognizes individuals who demonstrate extraordinary care and compassion toward other species. May is Guardian Month and IDA is presenting a series of Guardian Awards to celebrate. The first goes to Bill DeVasher of Wellesley, Massachusetts, who for 25 years has been a savior and guardian to turtles. Due to their slow speed, ... Full story

Good Works: Middlebury DJ a voice for K9s

Bruce Zeman, host of  “The Wake-up Crew” morning show on Middlebury radio station WVTK-FM, has been awarded The Guardian Superstar Award from In Defense of Animals, an international animal protection organization. His dog Nathan also received the award. WVTK has been a pioneer for animals, not only in New England, but also across the nation. Led by Zeman's morning show, the station delivers a message of ... Full story
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