Animal Activist Mentor Line



Welcome to the Animal Activist Mentor Line, part of In Defense of Animals’ Sustainable Activism Campaign offering self-care tools and emotional support for animal activists.

Operation Hours

Monday, 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. PST/6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. EST
Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. PST/6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. EST
Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. PST/6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. EST

Mentor Line Contacts
Phone: (800) 705-0425

Do you struggle asking for help? Are you discouraged by conflicts among animal activists? Are members of your community overshadowed by dominant personalities? Do you have trouble delegating activist work or balancing activism with your family life?

At IDA, we believe that every single activist is needed to bring about animal liberation. That’s why we’re excited to offer this innovative new service for animal activists, which includes supportive telephone and e-counseling, contacts for local and national activist resources, and referrals for psychotherapists who are sensitive to animal activists’ concerns.

All of our Mentors have been trained in nonviolent communication and are passionate animal advocates themselves. Even if you only have a few minutes, we can help! Whether you need a momentary pick-me up or someone to listen in-depth. The Mentor Line is available to activists in the United States and Canada via our toll free number, 1 (800) 705-0425, or by email at

There are lots of reasons to call the Animal Activist Mentor Line!

Call when you feel…

Overwhelmed by never-ending animal rights work
Frustrated by others’ responses to your animal concerns
Angry because your efforts didn’t create the changes you anticipated
Alone in your quest to help animals
Upset by a family or work conflict due to your values
Discouraged because change is happening too slowly
Call when you seek…

Guidance regarding a personal conflict with another activist
Strategic activist resources
Involvement in the animal rights/vegan community
Balance in your life
Self-care tools
Strategies to help animals
Connection with someone who cares

IDA’s Animal Activist Mentor Line is your “one-stop shop” for all things activist! Our Activist Resource List contains Meetup groups, workshops, webinars, videos, and books on effective activism:

This Mentor Line is part of our Sustainable Activism Campaign providing emotional and spiritual support for animal activists via workshops, webinars, retreats, and blogs to ensure that activists can continue helping animals for the long haul. For links to these events, visit

Our goal is to help animal activists gain clarity on their missions, work effectively and efficiently, create successful and satisfying careers, balance activism with the rest of their life, and avoid (or heal from) burnout and trauma. This nationwide service is free, confidential, and available via phone or email.

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