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.

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.

Diane, Rescued in the Midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic #CancelAnimalAg

March 25, 2020
Diane, Rescued in the Midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic #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 San Diego's First Open Rescue

March 10, 2020
DxE San Diego's 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.

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