In 2017, activists rescued two piglets, Lily and Lizzie, from a Utah factory farm owned by Smithfield Foods, the largest pig-killing company in the world. Their story went viral when the FBI started hunting for the piglets, raiding sanctuaries and even cutting off part of a pig’s ear to do DNA testing. Two of the rescuers are facing 60 years in prison and their trial is set for September 9-15, 2020.
When Paul was a roofer in West Virginia he worked on farms and saw animal abuse up close. Those experiences helped lead him to becoming the animal rights activist he is today.
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.