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Rescuing Ethan and Jax from Foster Farms

In September 2021, two activists rescued chickens from a stopped slaughter truck that was heading into the Foster Farms slaughterhouse in Livingston, CA. The same day, DxE released hidden camera footage filmed inside the slaughterhouse showing chickens routinely missing the stun bath and a device designed to cut their necks, leaving it to workers to identify conscious birds before their evisceration, at a speed of 140 birds per minute. The activists received theft charges in the mail for the rescue and pleaded not guilty. Their trial has been scheduled for March 7, 2023. It is expected to last 4-5 days. DxE is organizing a court support convergence around the trial. Register to join us by filling out this form. 

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We, the undersigned, write to demand immediate action to rectify the abuses of the factory farming industry around the world, and protect whistleblowers who expose this misconduct and help the suffering animals.

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Recent Updates

Merced County, CaliforniaDecember 13, 2022
Trial dates were set today for the Foster Farms rescue case. Former Baywatch star Alexandra Paul and co-defendant Alicia Santurio are being charged with misdemeanor theft for rescuing two birds from a slaughter truck that was stopped on its way into the Foster Farms slaughterhouse in Livingston, CA in 2021. Trial is scheduled for March 7, 2023 and it is expected to last 4-5 days. DxE is organizing a court support convergence around the trial. Register to join us at the trial by filling out this form. 

Sonoma County, CaliforniaDec. 5, 2022
Rachel and Jon finally had their preliminary hearings today, four years after the nonviolent mass open rescues that led to this felony case. Although the prosecution failed to provide evidence that Rachel or Jon engaged in the alleged crimes including conspiracy and burglary, Judge Urioste nonetheless ruled that the case would proceed to trial on all charges. Trial dates have not been set yet. You can read more about what happened at the hearing in this press article or this DxE blog. 

Washington County, UtahOct. 8, 2022
Victory! The jury in the #SmithfieldTrial unanimously found Wayne and Paul NOT GUILTY on all charges for rescuing Lily and Lizzie from Smithfield's Circle Four Farms. This groundbreaking verdict shows that the public supports the right to rescue animals from abuse. Please spread the word! 

Beaver County, UtahSept. 8, 2022
Judge Wilcox ruled, over the defense's objection, to make the jury anonymous. It’s a move typically reserved for trials involving violent organized crime, with only one known use in Utah history, before now. This decision could indicate to jurors that the defendants are violent people to be feared, instead of compassionate individuals trying to protect the most vulnerable.

Washington County, UtahAug. 19, 2022
MOTION GRANTED! Wayne and Paul won their motion for a new jury and trial location because the judge agreed that Smithfield and police had biased people in Beaver County, Utah. The #SmithfieldTrial will now take place in Washington County, Utah. This is a win for the legal case, as the jury pool in Washington County is less financially dependent on Smithfield. As a result of this change in venue, the trial has also been delayed to October 3-7. Please share this news on InstagramFacebook, or Twitter.

Merced County, CaliforniaJune 15, 2022
Former Baywatch star Alexandra Paul and co-defendant Alicia Santurio entered “not guilty” pleas in a new rescue case. In September 2021, activists rescued birds from a slaughter truck that was stopped on its way into the Foster Farms slaughterhouse in Livingston, CA. In Spring 2022, Alexandra and Alicia received theft charges in the mail related to this rescue.

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