North Carolina

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Call Scotland County District Attorney Kristy Newton asking her to drop the charges against the activists who rescued dying piglets from a Smithfield farm.

Call: 910-266-4500

Two DxE activists in North Carolina were charged with multiple felonies for investigating a Smithfield pig farm and rescuing two sick piglets. They exposed rampant drug use, antibiotic-resistant diseases, and the company’s continued use of cruel gestation crates. Their investigation findings generated national media coverage in The New York Times and Vox. Arwen and Sierra appeared in court in November and Sierra got out of the case. She was offered a deal without charges if she named everyone involved in the investigation and rescue at Smithfield, but she refused. She ended up with misdemeanor charges and community service. Arwen is continuing all the way to trial.

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