Animal rights movement pioneer SAN RAFAEL, California–– In Defense of Animals founder Elliot Katz, DVM, “died peacefully on March 24th at the age of 86,” the organization announced via Facebook on April 9, 2021, after word of Katz’s death had percolated through the animal advocacy community for several days. “Dr. Katz was a trailblazer […]
In Defense of Animals in turmoil: what is going on?
“Independent investigation” underway SAN RAFAEL, California––“An independent investigation” of allegations issued by at least half a dozen In Defense of Animals staff and former staff and board members against the administration of board president Marilyn Kroplick, “has been approved by IDA’s Board of Directors and is currently being launched,” In Defense of Animals communications […]
Ousted In Defense of Animals executive director takes dossier to state attorney general’s office
March 2013 SAN RAFAEL, California––Four executive directors and founder Elliot Katz have left the top management position at In Defense of Animals since 2009. Joe Haptas, the IDA executive director since July 2012, was suspended by the board on February 9, 2013, and responded on February 12, 2013 by demanding the resignations by 6:00 p.m. […]