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