Open Rescue

Some of the most important actions in animal rights history have been rescues on the frontlines 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

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.

Hen named Diane rescued in the midst of the Covid-19 #CancelAnimalAG

March 25, 2020
Hen named Diane rescued in the midst of the Covid-19 #CancelAnimalAG

Activists rescued a hen named Diane from a crowded, filthy egg farm, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite numerous documented links between animal agriculture and pandemics, politicians continue to refuse to acknowledge the dangers of animal agriculture, therefore slowing steps to end the violent industry and transition to a kinder future. With this investigation, activists continue to apply pressure on politicians and make a bold statement that our work to rescue animals and expose abuse will not be stopped.

DxE's San Diego first open rescue

March 10, 2020
DxE's San Diego first open rescue

Activists in San Diego spent a year documenting conditions on an egg farm to see if Proposition 2 was being enforced. They found horrific conditions inside, including extreme crowding and cages of rotting bodies. The rescuers brought Silver and Sedona to a sanctuary where they now live free from harm.

Open rescue day 2020

March 5, 2020
Open rescue day 2020

For the fourth annual Open Rescue Day, activists around the world rescued ducks, chickens and crabs. Open Rescue Day is celebrated every March 5th in commemoration of the first open rescue conducted on March 5th, 1993, by Animal Liberation Victoria in Australia.

Chinchilla fur farming, exposed

November 6, 2019
Chinchilla fur farming, exposed

Activists rescued a pregnant chinchilla, Bridget, from a fur farm and saved her babies from becoming fur coats. Bridget died shortly after giving birth but Luna and Sol miraculously survived. Today, they are ambassadors for fur-bearing animals everywhere and are propelling fur bans across the world.

Super bugs at Smithfield

August 4, 2019
Super bugs at Smithfield

Despite facing felony charges for investigating Smithfield pig farms in multiple states, activists returned to a Smithfield farm in North Carolina to document the rampant disease on site. Activists rescued a baby piglet named Lauri who was rushed to receive emergency medical care and was found to have an antibiotic-resistant infection. This investigation revealed the rampant drug use in pig farms, inducers of antibiotic-resistant infections which could wipe out all of humanity. This investigation was featured in The New York Times.

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