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Thu May 28 2015 (Updated 05/30/15)
Direct Action Everywhere May Day of Action
Animal Liberation Group Protests at Whole Foods and Westfield Shopping Center in SF
The animal rights activist group Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) held their May Day of action in downtown San Francisco on May 23. The activists traveled from cities in the U.S., Canada, and even Denmark, to once again bring their “It’s Not Food It’s Violence” campaign to the streets of San Francisco.

Approximately 100 activists took the message to a Whole Foods Store in downtown SF, to a food court inside the Westfield shopping center, and to Union Square. The group is trying to create a movement for animal liberation that is not afraid to say what they truly believe: that every animal, no matter how small or how weak or how different from us, has the right to be safe, happy and free; that the brutal violence against our animal brethren is an atrocity of the highest order; and that each of us has the power to make change for this world.

The group held a memorial service inside the food court in Westfield Mall for a chicken named Julia. They say Julia was rescued from an egg farm, but she died from ovarian cancer caused by the so-called "humane" practices Whole Foods uses to sell the public eggs. The activists claim there is nothing humane about egg farms.

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