Whistleblowers exposed the disturbing reality behind the “humane” marketing at a Norbest turkey farm in Utah, and the company’s own CEO called their findings “disturbing.” Two activists were facing felony "theft" charges for rescuing a few sick turkeys from the farm, but the owner of Norbest came out against the prosecutions and has even released turkeys to the activists for the last four years. In November 2021, the charges were officially "dismissed by compromise." The dismissal order stated that “all parties agree that there is legitimate concern and passion about our food system” and “all parties agree that the criminalization of nonviolent investigation and rescue is unnecessary.” This is a win for the right to rescue!
When Paul was a roofer in West Virginia, they worked on farms and saw animal abuse up close. Those experiences helped lead them to becoming an animal rights activist.
Wayne was a lawyer with DLA Piper before co-founding the animal rights network, Direct Action Everywhere. He has investigated dozens of farms and currently faces 16 felonies for rescuing sick animals.