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Sat Nov 3 2018Liberation of Sick and Dying Birds Leads to Felony Charges
Despite a court-imposed restraining order, a week of protests animal rights activists dubbed "Occupy Whole Foods" proceeded as planned on September 23-29. On the final day, a mass vigil and sit-in was held inside an industrial shed at McCoy’s Poultry factory farm in Petaluma which supplies chicken to Amazon Fresh. Activists set up an emergency medical care tent and gave aid to the sick and starving animals they liberated. Fifty-eight people were arrested. On November 2, four of them were arraigned on a total of seven felony charges each.
Sat Nov 3 2018Halloween March for Animal Rights
Over 200 activists with the grassroots animal rights network Direct Action Everywhere (DxE), many wearing glowing paper animal masks, stopped traffic for more than 15 minutes at the busy intersection of Geary and Powell Streets in downtown San Francisco on October 27, chanting their message to raise awareness of the 150 million animals killed and used for food each year in San Francisco alone. DxE says the action was meant to bring the animals’ voices back to life, amplifying their cries for all of San Francisco to hear.
Tue Sep 25 2018 (Updated 11/03/18)Whole Foods Leans on Court to Suppress Protests
Direct Action Everywhere and co-founder Wayne Hsiung, along with dozens of unnamed individuals, are forbidden from stepping on Whole Foods property in Berkeley. On September 21, the Alameda County Superior Court granted a restraining order seeking to stop protests against the company. Whole Foods had sought to ban protests on its property throughout the entire state. Despite the court ruling, "Occupy Whole Foods" is proceeding as planned September 23-29.
Sat Aug 11 2018Petaluma Whole Foods Factory Farm Defended by Riot Police
Responding to undercover video footage of cruelty, activists with Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) marched to a Petaluma factory farm which supplies eggs to Whole Foods on July 30. Over twenty police officers and Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies were present to deny protesters access to the facility. Activists then marched five miles to the Petaluma Whole Foods location, which sells the farm’s eggs bearing misleading animal welfare labeling.
Wed May 30 2018Hundreds Rally in Effort to Save Chickens from Sunrise Farms
Approximately 500 animal rights activists organized by the Direct Action Everywhere network staged a non-violent vigil in defense of caged and tortured chickens on May 29. The group was attempting a rescue operation at Sunrise Farms, an industrial egg facility in Petaluma. Thirty-nine people were arrested by local law enforcement after they attempted to enter the farm to document conditions and demand the transfer of sick or mistreated birds.
Sat Aug 19 2017 (Updated 08/21/17)Court Rules Monterey County's Federal Animal-killing Contract Violates Law
The California Superior Court has ruled that Monterey County’s contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program to kill predators and other native wildlife violates state law. The decision responds to a lawsuit filed by animal protection and conservation organizations. The court concluded that Monterey County violated the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) by failing to analyze the environmental impacts before renewing the controversial program, which has shot, trapped and snared thousands of animals in the county in recent years.
Sat Apr 22 2017 (Updated 04/23/17)Famous Herd of Mustangs Faces A Round-Up
In an area in the Pine Nut Mountains east of Gardnerville, Nevada there is a wild horse herd known as the Fish Spring’s herd. This herd has many bands in it, including the Blue’s band, Blondies band, Zorro’s band, Socks band, and Rogue’s band. The bands are named after the lead stallion. There are so few wild horses on that range that wild horse advocates, photographers, and locals name the horses. Wild horses love their families and their freedom, but after they are rounded-up they lose all of that. When the Bureau of Land Management decides the amount of horses exceed the appropriate management area, they organize the rounding up of the excess horses.
Mon Apr 3 2017Whale Entanglements Break Record for Third Straight Year
Commercial Dungeness crab gear entangled a record number of whales in 2016, contributing to a third straight record-breaking year for entanglements along the U.S. West Coast, according to information released this week by the National Marine Fisheries Service. While whale entanglements are reported up and down the coast, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary has recently seen the highest number of entanglements. “Whales are suffering slow, painful deaths because there are too many crab traps in Monterey Bay,” said Catherine Kilduff of the Center for Biological Diversity.
Sat Dec 10 2016Disastrous New City at Tejon Ranch Approved for Kern County
On December 6, the Kern County Board of Supervisors approved Tejon Ranch Company’s disastrous Grapevine project, despite the harm the project will do to wildlife and nearby communities. The 8,000-acre development will straddle the San Joaquin Valley and Tehachapi Mountains and create a new city of up to 12,000 dwelling units and up to 5.1 million square feet of commercial real estate. The project will destroy habitat for the endangered San Joaquin kit fox, blunt-nosed leopard lizard, and threatened San Joaquin antelope squirrel, along with up to 36 other rare and imperiled species.
Mon Jun 6 2016 (Updated 06/07/16)Animal Rights Activists Rush Sanders’ Stage in Oakland
On May 30, members of the animal liberation network Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) rushed the stage of a Bernie Sanders rally in Oakland, decrying Sanders’ support for animal agriculture and demanding an end to violence against animals. Activists climbed over metal barricades at the rally in front of Oakland City Hall to display banners reading “Animal Liberation Now” and “Animal Rights is Social Justice.” The activists halted Sanders’ speech before being removed from the rally by Secret Service agents.
Meetup: How (and Why) DxE’s Strategy Has Changed Sat Dec 15th 11am
Free Film Screening: The End of Meat, a documentary Sat Dec 15th 1pm
Free Film Screening: The End of Meat Sat Dec 15th 1pm
Advanced Leadership Training: Expanding our Community Sat Dec 15th 2pm
Vigil for Calf Ripped Away by Police Sun Dec 16th 12:30pm
Meetup: Visualizing a Future of Peace for Animals Sat Dec 22nd 11am
Advanced Leadership Training: Maintaining a Healthy... Sun Dec 23rd 11am
Meetup: What Direct Action Everywhere Will Achieve in... Sat Dec 29th 11am
Advanced Leadership Training: Emergent Leadership Sat Dec 29th 1pm
Advanced Leadership Training: DxE's History and Vision Sun Dec 30th 11am
Senate Hears Bill to Shoot or Evict Native Elk From California National Park Tue Dec 11th 4:36pm
California Dungeness Crab Season Opens, Endangering Whales, Sea Turtles Wed Nov 14th 4:18pm
Four Activists Arraigned on Seven Felony Charges Each After Mass Arrest at Chicken Farm (1 comment) Fri Nov 2nd 10:38pm
Hundreds “Haunt” SF Streets with Smoke Flares and Glowing Masks in March for Animal Rights Tue Oct 30th 7:07pm
Lawsuit Over Whales, Sea Turtles Entangled in California Crab Gear Advances Mon Oct 22nd 4:04pm
Responders Free Humpback Whale off of Santa Cruz Fri Oct 19th 2:37pm
Pack the Courtroom for Whole Foods Suit! Thu Oct 18th 7:40pmMore Local News...
German Poultry Farm Destroyed in ALF Arson Sun Dec 9th 12:08am
Chipotle Manager-Turned-Whistleblower Exposes Company’s Use of Cruel Factory Farms Fri Dec 7th 3:52pm
USDA Withholds Names Of Turkey Companies Spreading Salmonella Sat Nov 17th 11:45am
5 Pigs Liberated by ALF from Iron Maiden Farm (Owensboro, Kentucky) (1 comment) Wed Oct 24th 4:49pm
Women Charged with Grand Theft for Removing Living Calf from Graveyard at Massive Dairy Tue Oct 23rd 9:30pm
Meat Market Sabotaged in West Palm Beach, Florida Thu Oct 18th 3:39pm
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Oprah's Animal Rights Consciousness Needs Improvement (1 comment) Mon Nov 19th 10:06am
35 Senate Race Endorsements and 435 House Endorsements (1 comment) Thu Oct 18th 9:44am
Dianne Feinstein: Vivisector, Animal Abuser, Hidden Hawk.. Please Vote Her Out Mon Oct 15th 6:37am
Please Vote Out These Animal Abusing Senators and Reps in November Or Early Voting Wed Sep 26th 11:06pm
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121 Of Many Ways Donald Trump Harms Animals People Birds Fishes Butterflies Bees Sun Sep 23rd 11:31pm
Jeff Bezos, Amazon, The Washington Post, Whole Foods, Etc Thu Sep 20th 7:58pmOpen Newswire...
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