DxE News of the Week:
FORMER USDA INSPECTORS CONFIRM DXE’S NORBEST INVESTIGATION RESULTS; NORTH CAROLINA POLICE HAVE MONITORED DXE, July 13 -19, 2018
By Rasa Petrauskaite
A powerful story of two former USDA inspectors who suffered serious health problems while working at a Norbest slaughterhouse in Utah. Both believe their health problems were due to exposure to chemicals including, as Politico wrote, “peracetic acid — an antimicrobial wash used to eliminate pathogens — that caused them and other inspectors headaches, nausea, respiratory problems, bloody noses and in some cases, lung damage.” Deep in the story, the two confirm that DxE’s findings of injured, sick birds and filthy conditions at Norbest farms are accurate. The story was reprinted at foodwhistleblower.org
In a round-up of upcoming political events, the San Francisco Chronicle provides a link to the DxE Day of Action Facebook page that promotes an animal rights march in Petaluma set for July 29. In the article, the description and link appear towards the middle of the page.
The North Carolina ABC affiliate reports that in 2016 Asheville police began using social media and public events to monitor DxE, Black Lives Matter and other activist organizations after Jai “Jerry” Williams, an African-American man, was killed by a police officer. It’s not known if the monitoring has ended. This story has also been covered in the Asheville Citizen Times, where DxE is described as a “vegan organization.”
Two and a half minute video including interviews with Chase Avior, Jane Velez-Mitchell and James Aspey.