Welcome to IDA Resources, your resource for animal rights materials and information.

We've compiled materials that will help you to understand the issues affecting animals worldwide, and will help you to take action to combat animal abuse.

Whether you want to start your own animal rights group, document animal abuse at laboratories, distribute informational brochures to the public, or embark on a cruelty-free lifestyle, we hope you will find what you need to get started here. You may even be inspired to start your own animal sanctuary, like IDA's Project Hope.

Resources for becoming an activist

IDA Intern Application

IDA Volunteer Application

Student Projects

Starting Your Own Group

Planning Campaigns

Effective Picketing

Effective Outreach Tips

Rallies and Marches

Conducting a Vigil

High School Organizing

How to Make The News

Demonstration Check List (PDF format - Adobe Acrobat Reader required)

How to Make the News
The media are crucial as a tool in working for the animals.

Although the prospect of working with the media may seem daunting at first, you can reach hundreds and even thousands of people with one newspaper article or television clip.

Here are some tips for preparing yourself for effective media work in your community.

Creating your media list

Writing a press release

Promoting your event

Dealing with the media

How to be interviewed by the media

Making a media kit

Following up an event

Tips on writing effective letters to the editor

Tips for writing an effective opinion editorial

Meeting with Editorial Boards

Read Essays about Animal Rights