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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.
Sun Mar 13 2016 (Updated 03/14/16)Disappearance of Goats, Rabbits at Santa Cruz Biotechnology Raises Questions
A recently released United States Department of Agriculture inspection report from January 2016 discloses that Santa Cruz Biotechnology, Inc. (SCBT), one of the world’s largest producers of animal-derived research antibodies, has eliminated its entire inventory of goats and rabbits. An inspection conducted by the USDA just six months prior revealed an inventory of 3,202 goats and 2,471 rabbits. The disappearance raises questions about the facility's future.
Sun Nov 1 2015 (Updated 11/02/15)California Moves to Keep Whales Out of Crab Gear
A state-convened working group is recommending a series of initial steps toward reducing whale entanglements in crab gear in California, including more monitoring and retrieval of lost fishing gear. The Dungeness Crab Fishing Gear Working Group was convened in September after the Center for Biological Diversity and other groups found that whale entanglements in 2014 and 2015 had reached historic highs.
A third complaint was filed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture against Santa Cruz Biotechnology, Inc. (SCBT) on August 7 for a violation of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The USDA's ongoing case against SCBT, one of the world’s largest research antibody suppliers, was heard by an administrative law judge from August 18-21.
Tue Aug 4 2015Idaho AgGag Law Struck Down as Unconstitutional
A U.S. District Court has struck down Idaho’s “ag-gag” law as an unconstitutional attempt by the agriculture industry to silence journalists, animal advocates, and whistleblowers who expose cruel farming practices. The ruling — the first of its kind — spells trouble for the agriculture industry’s attempts in other states to outlaw photography and video recordings of animal welfare, workers’ rights, and environmental violations. The lawsuit was brought by the Animal Legal Defense Fund and PETA, with support from a wide-range of organizations.
Sun Jul 26 2015 (Updated 07/30/15)Oakland Activists Accused of Freeing Animals Are Charged as Terrorists
The year 2013 was a busy one for animal liberation actions across the U.S., primarily at businesses that breed and/or sell fur. Tyler Lang and Kevin Johnson of Los Angeles recently pled guilty and currently await sentencing for a related charge of violating the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA). On July 24, the FBI arrested two more animal rights activists. Joseph Buddenburg and Nicole Kissane of Oakland were charged under AETA for 2013 actions. At a court hearing on July 28, Judge Ryu released Nicole from electronic monitoring but ordered that Joseph remain on home lockdown with continued monitoring.
6PM Friday Aug 17 Documentary Screening: Dominion
11AM Saturday Aug 18 Saturday Morning Animal Rights Meetup
2PM Saturday Aug 18 Free Screening of documentary "Dominion"
8AM Friday Aug 24 Pack the Courtroom for Open Rescue Activists Part 2!
6PM Friday Aug 24 Zoopolis: What will animal liberation look like?
11AM Saturday Aug 25 Make a Difference at Happy Hen Animal Sanctuary
11AM Saturday Aug 25 Saturday Morning Animal Rights Meetup
7PM Friday Aug 31 Amazon is Creepy - August Day of Action
11AM Sunday Sep 2 Veg. Potluck & Swim at Garden of Eden
1PM Friday Sep 7 Now Showing the Farms: In Store Screening
7PM Friday Sep 7 Open Mic Night!
140+ Activists Confront Riot Police at Petaluma Whole Foods Factory Egg Farm (1 comment) Fri Aug 3rd 8:35pm
Shasta County Suspends Contract with Wildlife-Killing Agency Tue Jul 24th 9:08am
Protest the Monterey Bacon Festival Tue Jul 17th 7:18pm
Disrupt July 4th BBQ: Demand Freedom for Animals Tue Jul 3rd 1:11pm
California Legislators Urge Wildlife Officials to Protect Whales, Sea Turtles from Entanglement Wed Jun 27th 11:07am
Frequent West Coast Whale Entanglements Continued Through 2017 Fri Jun 1st 12:30pm
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Precedent Setting Decision: Endangered Species Act Protects Captive Animals Thu Apr 12th 1:08pm
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