5 DxE activists are facing up to 60 years in prison for rescuing two dying piglets from a Smithfield factory farm in Utah. These charges came shortly after 6 DxE activists received felony charges for a whistleblowing investigation and Open Rescue at a Norbest turkey farm also located in Utah. Since then, DxE co-founder Wayne Hsiung has also received felony charges for rescuing a sick baby goat in North Carolina. In the face of all this industry repression, we need your help to continue our groundbreaking work.
Whistleblowers who expose animal abuse should be protected, not prosecuted.
The next court date for the Smithfield 5 is on August 6th. Check here after that date for the latest information.
The next court date for the Norbest 6 is on August 7th. Check here after that date for the latest information.
The next court date for DxE co-founder Wayne Hsiung is on July 5th. Check here after that date for the latest information.
Your donations to legal support allow us to stand up to legal repression and continue our groundbreaking work!
All monthly donors will receive updates on DxE’s progress, including a monthly livestream with DxE co-founder Wayne Hsiung about DxE’s Open Rescue network and much more!
A donation of $45 a month (the estimated cost to support one rescued animal) makes you a member of the Open Rescue Network, which rescues animals from the most hellish places on earth. You’ll receive quarterly updates and special opportunities to meet rescued animals.
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