Defending the Innocent

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in York, Pennsylvania.
We advocate for animals by promoting veganism as a compassionate and ethical lifestyle that also benefits human health and our global environment.

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PA Senate Bill 248 Ban Exotic Animals in Traveling Exhibitions

PA Senate Bill 248

Ban Exotic Animals in Traveling Exhibitions

Learn how you can help wild and exotic animals! This important bill could help countless animals including camels, elephants, lions, zebras, and tigers. Just a few minutes of your time will make a huge difference.

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Apr. 22, 2018

Vegan Challenge – Month of May

Our Vegan Challenge is locally-focused and will give participants support and confidence during their journey throughout May.

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Jun. 10, 2018

Vegan Cheeze Demo in the Barn

Join us for a vegan cheeze making demonstration in the barn at Lancaster Farm Sanctuary. All proceeds from the class will benefit Animal Advocates of South Central PA. This class is presented by the Animal Advocates of SCPA, ScPA Vegan Drinks and Lancaster Farm Sanctuary. There are 30 available tickets for this event.

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Sep. 22, 2018

Harvest Vegfest York

Save the Date! York is hosting it’s first Vegfest!! Harvest Veg​f​est will give a spotlight to the wonderful abundance of local produce of York County and the surrounding area​​. It​ will be a free, community-centered event which will focus on healthy, sustainable and compassionate living. Food, vendors, kids’ activities​ speakers, cooking demonstrations, a pie eating… Read more »

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Mushroom Pastries
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Mushroom Pastries

Flaky, cheesy mushroom pastries based on a 14th century French recipe.

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