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Ag-gag may be overturned, but the industry is still desperately trying to hide the truth.

August 11, 2022

These stories - the story of Smithfield, the story of Lily and Lizzie, and the story of government and industry collusion - are too important to tell for us to just give in to intimidation and bullying.

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Ag-gag may be overturned, but the industry is still desperately trying to hide the truth.

August 11, 2022

These stories - the story of Smithfield, the story of Lily and Lizzie, and the story of government and industry collusion - are too important to tell for us to just give in to intimidation and bullying.

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The Moral Atrocity of Factory Farming and Why We Must Not Look Away

August 11, 2022

Current Affairs

Journalist Marina Bolotnikova argues that factory farming is a fascist industry in which violence and domination of animals is justified without argument.

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The Moral Atrocity of Factory Farming and Why We Must Not Look Away

August 11, 2022

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Bird Flu Outbreak Forces SF Pigeon Activists to Halt Efforts to Heal Their Feathered Friends

August 5, 2022

San Francisco Standard

Members of Direct Action Everywhere regularly participate in pigeon first aid events in the city -- untangling string from claws that could lead to the loss of a toe or a potentially fatal infection. But activists have been forced to stop helping the birds as a deadly wave of avian flu sweeps the country.

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Bird Flu Outbreak Forces SF Pigeon Activists to Halt Efforts to Heal Their Feathered Friends

August 5, 2022

San Francisco Standard

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Animal rights activists sue Beaver County for allegedly violating First Amendment rights

August 3, 2022

Fox 13 Salt Lake City

Animal rights activists are filing a lawsuit for what they believe is active repression of their criticism of animal cruelty occurring at Smithfield’s Circle Four Farms.

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Animal rights activists sue Beaver County for allegedly violating First Amendment rights

August 3, 2022

Fox 13 Salt Lake City

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Two cows freed themselves, but now they’re at risk of slaughter again.

August 3, 2022

A dramatic story is unfolding right now in Newfane, New York after two cows freed themselves from a “beef” farm and luckily wandered onto the property of Asha’s Farm Sanctuary.

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Two cows freed themselves, but now they’re at risk of slaughter again.

August 3, 2022

Let this story be a reminder that animals do fight for their freedom and that they participate in their own liberation.

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Activists Protest Foster City's Plan to Kill 100 Geese Over Poop Problem, Health Risk

July 25, 2022

NBC Bay Area

Animal rights activists are not giving up in a fight to stop the killing of 100 geese on the Peninsula.

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Activists Protest Foster City's Plan to Kill 100 Geese Over Poop Problem, Health Risk

July 25, 2022

NBC Bay Area

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On the Anniversary of Unseen, We Came to Bear Witness

July 21, 2022

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On the Anniversary of Unseen, We Came to Bear Witness

July 21, 2022

Activists gathered for a vigil exactly two years after the release of Unseen, a documentary that exposed the horrors inside Yosemite Foods, a slaughterhouse in Stockton, California, that kills 2,000 pigs every day.

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What I learned from saving Chester – then watching him die

July 19, 2022

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What I learned from saving Chester – then watching him die

July 19, 2022

DxE co-founder Wayne Hsiung recently shared the story of a very sick pig who was rescued from Farmer John. This is an excerpt from his Substack blog, The Simple Heart.

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Supporters at “Vigil at Yosemiteville Horror” Event to Comfort Pigs Outside Slaughterhouse

July 14, 2022

Animal rights advocates gathered to mark the two-year anniversary of the release of Unseen, an undercover mini-documentary exposing extreme cruelty inside this facility, and to bear witness and spread compassion for its victims.

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Supporters at “Vigil at Yosemiteville Horror” Event to Comfort Pigs Outside Slaughterhouse

July 14, 2022

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Protests Are Wrong Until They’re Right

April 28, 2022

New York Magazine

Protests are often unpopular, but as this article shows, in the end, they tend to be right.

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Amid Bird Flu Outbreak, Meat Producers Seek “Ventilation Shutdown” for Mass Chicken Killing

April 14, 2022

The Intercept

DxE documented video footage of the depopulation at Rembrandt Enterprises, demonstrating the brutal reality of VSD and the true toll of our broken "food" system.

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My first job was slitting the throats of chickens at a slaughterhouse. It changed me forever

March 22, 2022

San Francisco Chronicle

Compelling testimony by a former slaughterhouse worker who is now a member of DxE's core organizing team.

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Why the Anti-Factory Farming Movement Needs Direct Action

March 14, 2022

Current Affairs

DxE activists are showing that anyone can, if they give themselves permission, start creating the world they want to live in.

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Animal Rights Activists Rescued Two Piglets From Slaughter. They Wanted to Get Caught.

February 23, 2022

The New Republic

DxE investigators are pressing for a trial they hope will go down as a pivotal moment in the history of the animal rights movement.

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Prosecutors Silence Evidence of Cruel Factory Farm Practices in Animal Rights Cases

January 30, 2022

The Intercept

The government wants to keep juries from seeing gruesome evidence of animals in distress, demonstrating yet again the massive power corporations wield in our current system.

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An animal rights activist was in court on criminal charges. Why was the case suddenly dismissed?

January 23, 2022

The Guardian

DxE's investigation of ventilation shutdown is probably the most important investigation in more than a decade, said Justin Marceau, an animal law scholar and professor at the University of Denver.

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Compassion Is Not a Crime: Animal Rights Activist Avoids Jail After Conviction for Baby Goat Rescue

December 8, 2021

Democracy Now!

In conversation with host Amy Goodman, DxE investigator Wayne Hsiung asks “Are the living creatures of this Earth property, or are they living creatures that deserve some form of dignity and respect?”

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A US activist took a sick goat from a meat farm – now he faces seven years in jail

December 6, 2021

The Guardian

This case is about smashing the myth of benevolent small-scale farms, which may talk of free-range and happy animals, but still ultimately treat animals as property and slaughter them for profit.

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Ag-gag may be overturned, but the industry is still desperately trying to hide the truth.

August 11, 2022

These stories - the story of Smithfield, the story of Lily and Lizzie, and the story of government and industry collusion - are too important to tell for us to just give in to intimidation and bullying.

Read More

BLOG

Two cows freed themselves, but now they’re at risk of slaughter again.

August 3, 2022

Let this story be a reminder that animals do fight for their freedom and that they participate in their own liberation.

Read More

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On the Anniversary of Unseen, We Came to Bear Witness

July 21, 2022

Activists gathered for a vigil exactly two years after the release of Unseen, a documentary that exposed the horrors inside Yosemite Foods, a slaughterhouse in Stockton, California, that kills 2,000 pigs every day.

Read More

BLOG

What I learned from saving Chester – then watching him die

July 19, 2022

DxE co-founder Wayne Hsiung recently shared the story of a very sick pig who was rescued from Farmer John. This is an excerpt from his Substack blog, The Simple Heart.

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Why I Disrupted Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

July 5, 2022

Our signs read “Expose Smithfield’s Deathstar” referring to Smithfield’s Circle Four Farms in Milford, Utah, the largest pig farm in the country. While many criticized the tackiness and absurdity of the action, it garnered much needed media attention.

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The largest pig slaughterhouse in California is shutting down.

July 2, 2022

Here's what this could mean.

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DxE activists talk with Senator Cory Booker about upcoming Smithfield trial

June 25, 2022

Senator Booker spoke about the need for nonviolent direct action and for "not being spectators in democracy!"

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Activists display massive 100 foot banner on overpass calling on Golden Gate Fields to shut down

June 25, 2022

The protest occurred after yet another horse was killed at the horse racing track that spans Berkeley and Albany.

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As Farmer John Slaughterhouse Closes, Our Work Must Continue

June 14, 2022

As happy as I am to see Smithfield leave California, they should not be allowed to simply cut and run. They must adequately compensate their workers, provide appropriate care for their pigs, and clean up the damage done to the surrounding community and to the L.A. river.

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SF Giants MLB Game DISRUPTED By Animal Activists in YODA and DARTH VADER Costumes

July 31, 2022

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Supporters at “Vigil at Yosemiteville Horror” Event to Comfort Pigs Outside Slaughterhouse

July 14, 2022

Animal rights advocates gathered to mark the two-year anniversary of the release of Unseen, an undercover mini-documentary exposing extreme cruelty inside this facility, and to bear witness and spread compassion for its victims.

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Joey Chestnut HEADLOCKS Animal Activist in Darth Vader Costume During Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

July 4, 2022

Investigators with same animal rights group face felony trial in September after rescuing piglets from a Smithfield Foods factory pig farm

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After Judge Rules to Exclude Animal Cruelty Evidence In Trial, Bay Area Felony Defendants March with Photos from Farm

June 18, 2022

Over 70 activists, including two Bay Area residents facing felony charges for rescuing piglets from a Smithfield factory farm in Milford, Utah, marched through the streets of San Francisco Saturday.

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Former Baywatch star enters “Not Guilty” plea in Foster Farms chicken rescue case

June 16, 2022

Alexandra Paul and Alicia Santurio, two members of Direct Action Everywhere (DxE), have been charged with theft in conjunction with a dramatic rescue of two chickens from a Foster Farms slaughter truck.

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Utah Capitol Protest Targets Attorney General After Judge Gags Evidence of Smithfield Foods’ Cruelty, Disease

May 23, 2022

Two defendants face years in prison after removing sick piglets from the largest factory pig farm in the U.S.

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Protesters Pursue and Loudly “Shame” CA Ag Committee Members on Streets of Sacramento Wednesday Afternoon

April 26, 2022

Bill for moratorium against new factory farms was killed by first Assembly committee set to consider it

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Protester Dressed as NBA Ref Runs on Court, Attempts to “Eject” and “Fine” Timberwolves Owner

April 22, 2022

Third disruption by animal rights activists this month follows exposé of chickens being “roasted alive” at team owner Glen Taylor’s factory farm

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BREAKING: Animal Activist Disrupts Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Play-in Game

April 15, 2022

Footage from Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor’s factory farm reveals chickens fully conscious after being “roasted alive” en masse

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