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Help the whistleblowers facing prison time for exposing factory farm abuses and rescuing suffering animals

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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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The toll of factory farming is beyond doubt. Industrial animal farms are one of the largest causes of climate change and habitat loss. They contribute to serious public health risks, including antibiotic resistance that sickens and kills young children. And they inflict grotesque cruelty on billions of sentient beings. Polling data shows that an overwhelming 97% of the US public believes that animals need some legal protection from exploitation, and 49% believes factory farms should be outright banned. These numbers increase every year, which is why leading political commentators and philosophers have described animal rights as the next frontier of social justice.

Yet far from supporting progress, our political and corporate leaders have too often blocked it. Nationwide, the industry receives billions of dollars in subsidies -- including corporate welfare for millionaires. Government-established price controls gouge consumers, especially those who are in most need, and deceptive corporate marketing manipulates us into taking actions against our own values. Laws have been passed to prohibit competition in the market by plant-based alternatives. And perhaps most frighteningly, our most basic civil liberties have been undermined -- and over 120 nonviolent activists and whistleblowers have been arrested on felony charges and threatened with prison -- for exposing the industry’s misconduct and trying to help suffering animals.

The devastating toll of this industry -- on the planet, on our citizens, and on animals -- demands action. We are calling for an immediate end to the government support of factory farming abuses and the draconian prosecutions of nonviolent activists. And at the heart of this issue, we demand legal protection for animals, including the legal right of all animals to be rescued from situations of distress and exploitation.

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The Right to Rescue Challenge

Throughout December, take the #RightToRescue challenge to show the District Attorneys that we, the people, support rescue – so they should too!

  1. Download and print this 11x17" sign, then post it in your window.
  2. Take a photo of the posted sign and publish it on social media with the hashtag #RightToRescue. Share why you think people should not be prosecuted for rescuing animals.
  3. Include yourself on the map by filling out this form!

Go above and beyond. Ask your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, and local businesses to post the sign as well. Take a photo every time you get a sign-up and post it on social media with the hashtag #RightToRescue. Here is a short script if you are nervous about going door-to-door and don’t know what to say.

Learn More About the Cases

Recent Updates

Nov. 25, 2019 | Utah
The owner of the Norbest Turkey farm DxE investigated just released 20 turkeys to DxE activists days before Thanksgiving, for the second year in a row! He has condemned the prosecution that DxE investigators are facing and he is actively helping us rescue more animals. See the video at

Nov. 18, 2019 | North Carolina
Sierra is out of the Smithfield case in North Carolina. She was offered a deal without charges if she named everyone involved in the investigation, but she refused. She ended up with misdemeanor charges and community service. Arwen is continuing all the way to trial.

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