partners up with PETA and donates $5,000

We are very happy to announce that Defend Animals is now an official member of PETA Business Friends. Our shop has received the PETA-Approved Vegan certification, which means that all of our product are certified 100% vegan and approved by PETA.

PETA states this certification is to let customers know that they can shop here without worry, never having to question if any animals were harmed or killed for the products being sold.

Through this partnership, Defend Animals donates $5,000 USD on 5 years to PETA.

PETA Business Friends is an innovative partnership offered to compassionate companies willing to assist in PETA’s groundbreaking work to stop animal abuse and suffering. To learn more about this program or to see the list of members, please visit the PETA website.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters. It was founded in 1980.

PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in laboratories, in the food industry, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry. PETA also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of rodents, birds, and other animals who are often considered “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals.

PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.

We are honored to be working together with PETA, and we hope to do our part in promoting the same message of kindness and compassion towards all animals that PETA has been working into the public conscience for almost 40 years.

$5,000 donated to animal rights charities

Last year, we launched Defend Animals, a new shop where you can find more vegan t-shirts and animal lovers products. To pursue the tradition of donating money to the same causes expressed on our t-shirts, we decided that the theme of our yearly donations would be animals rights charities.

We recently donated a total of $5,000 USD to animal rights charities. Here are the organizations that we supported:

We invite you to visit the websites of these charities to learn more about what they are doing and how they make a difference. 


Humane Society statistics


Donations to SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)

At, we do not just fund political causes – we also want to ensure that your purchases will help to fund the cause displayed on the t-shirt. That is why we strive to diversify our donations with the objective to support all the themes in our catalog.

Today we are expanding our themes of financial support by announcing that from now on, the sales of our t-shirts from the category “ANIMAL LIBERATION” will help to raise fund for the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), a non-profit organization that fights against animal cruelty and operates shelters as well as adoptions centres. The donations will go directly to the Canadian branch of the SPCA in which our team members are already involved in volunteering. already produces many t-shirts with themes related to animal liberation struggles: anti-speciesism, vegetarianism, anti-vivisection, animal testing, adoption, dog fighting, factory farming, etc.. We are pleased that these sales will be used to fund causes that hold us all to heart!

Note: we have no partnership with the SPCA and the donations are made by our sole initiative. The SPCA is not allowed to be involved in political work.

In a few lines, the SPCA is:


An organization founded in 1824 and now operates in more than 25 countries
Shelters and adoption centres for lost or stray pet
Fights against animal cruelty and its responsibles ; protection of animals against negligence, abuse and exploitation
Dismantling of puppy mills and seize of animals to make them available for adoption
Inspection of animal farms and seizure of animals in case of abuse
Legal actions against animal cruelty (criminal prosecution for abuse or neglect)
Sterilization services at low prices
Campaigns to promote public awareness against animal abuse
Campaigns against the fur industry
Campaigns against factory farming abuses
Thousands of volunteers who help with the operation of the organization and help to socialize, entertain, maintain and walk pets awaiting adoption
Providing housing to over 14,000 animals only for the city of Montreal, processing of thousands of complaints and inspections
No animal euthanized
Is not funded by the government

Animal cruelty in Canada

Some still believe that the problem of animal abuse is a thing of the past in Quebec and that it is not a particularly important issue. Yet Quebec is one of the worst places in the world regarding the mistreatment of animals. Here’s a translated article from Montreal’s newspaper:

With puppy mills, thousands of abandoned animals on July 1st, and now the veal industry, Quebec has earned a reputation as a heaven of animal abuse that goes around the world.

The French magazine “Pets Happiness” even sent out an SOS to save our animals in its latest issue. While Montreal’s newspaper made public the unbearable images of cruelty in the veal industry, the magazine published a 10 pages investigation about animal cruelty in Quebec

From Huskies operating in the tourism industry to unhealthy stables in Montreal, everything goes. After digesting all that, “people are shocked here”, says the editor of the journal, Orianne Vatin .

“In France , we have an idealized image of Quebec , then this is a big surprise for us to see the treatment that is reserved to animals. This is extremely shocking”, she says.


The worst in Canada

And for good reason : ranked last among Canadian provinces in legislation relating to animal welfare, Quebec is “the best province to abuse animals”, according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

“It is not for nothing that puppy mills come here. People know they risk nothing with us”, says the president of the Center for animal surgery, Micheline Robitaille. “Our laws are archaic. An animal is no more considered as a table.”


Archaic laws

According to the Civil Code of Québec, pets or farm are objects. Injure or abuse towards a cow or a cat is equated with deterioration of property.

In Canada, the Criminal Code does not provide either adequate protection to animals, says Sayara Thurston from the Humane Society International.

Indeed, when an animal is neglected, the criminal investigation must show that the negligence was willful, which is “extremely difficult to do”, Ms. Thurston.

As for codes of practice in the industry, they are not credible because they are primarily promotional tools for producers, deplores the British Veterinary John Webster, professor at the School of Veterinary Science, University of Bristol, in Britain.