Open Rescue

Some of the most important actions in the animal rights movement have been rescues on the frontline of animal abuse. Our open rescues are seen by millions and force the issue of animal rights into the public consciousness. DxE activists are now going to court for rescues at some of the largest factory farms in the world.

You can learn more about these groundbreaking court cases by following the #RightToRescue campaign site.

14 Chickens Saved from Foster Farms in 3 Daring Rescues at ALC

September 28, 2021
14 Chickens Saved from Foster Farms in 3 Daring Rescues at ALC

During the 2021 Animal Liberation Conference, activists locked down at the largest chicken slaughterhouse in California, and while they were stopping traffic, another team of activists pulled birds from a stalled slaughter truck. A second rescue team carried birds out from inside the slaughterhouse, and a third team went to a nearby Foster Farms factory farm to save more lives. In total, 14 individuals were rescued and went to sanctuary where they got to experience fresh air and grass for the first time.

Hana and Molly, Freed from Tyson's Tyranny

August 20, 2021
Hana and Molly, Freed from Tyson's Tyranny

UC Berkeley student Zoe Rosenberg led an investigation into one of the university's main suppliers and the largest "meat" producer in the world, Tyson Foods. Inside the company's farms, investigators found thousands of babies struggling to walk and dead birds covered in flies. They rescued two chickens and brought them to sanctuary.

Open Rescue Day 2021

March 5, 2021
Open Rescue Day 2021

These chickens, pigs and calf got a new chance at life because people rescued them from exploitation in California, Arizona, Wisconsin and Northern Ireland.

Destiny, Rescued from a Wisconsin Dairy Farm

December 17, 2020
Destiny, Rescued from a Wisconsin Dairy Farm

DxE investigators in Wisconsin documented the abuse of newborn calves at this Land O' Lakes dairy farm. Employees took newborn calves from their mothers and pulled the babies by their limbs and ears to force them into hutches. The activists rescued a calf they named Destiny and they hope her story will inspire people to turn against the cruel dairy industry.

Helen, Saved from Freezing to Death

December 10, 2020
Helen, Saved from Freezing to Death

Can you imagine being outside with no shelter in -10°F and watching your friends die around you? That was Helen’s life when DxE investigators found her at a supposedly “humane” Whole Foods lamb farm in Colorado. Helen was shivering in the snow, but activists carried her out, and today, she is warm and safe at a sanctuary.

Gilly, Saved from Mass Extermination

May 29, 2020
Gilly, Saved from Mass Extermination

Factory farms are roasting pigs alive in mass killings due to COVID-19 -- and DxE captured the evidence on hidden camera footage. The Intercept reported on this horrific method of mass extermination and on the great lengths the industry is going to in order to deem this practice as humane. Luckily, activists were able to rescue a piglet, named Gilly by a whistleblower employee. She is now safe, happy, and free at a sanctuary.

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