Sunrise Farms, Petaluma Poultry, Reichardt Duck Farm
Sonoma County, California
Call and email Sonoma County District Attorney Carla Rodriguez politely asking her to drop the charges against the activists who exposed animal cruelty and rescued suffering animals.
Meet the Defendants
Cassie was an English major at UC Berkeley and is the Communications Director for Direct Action Everywhere. She spends her free time writing stories, reading books, and playing with her bunnies who were both rescued from slaughter.
Growing up in India, Priya witnessed the suffering of countless street animals. As an investigator with Direct Action Everywhere, she has seen the same kind of suffering on a systemic scale inside of factory farms.
Rachel moved to California to get more involved in the animal rights movement in Berkeley. She is a full-time photographer, the guardian of two rescued doves, and an activist with Direct Action Everywhere.
Wayne is an attorney and co-founder of the animal rights network, Direct Action Everywhere. He has been a community organizer for over 20 years.
The following people have also been arrested in Sonoma County for taking nonviolent direct action to expose animal cruelty:
Aidan Cook, Alex Santurio, Alexandra Paul, Alicia Santurio, Almira Tanner, Alyssa Landi, Amy Brown, Ana Mehl, Ariel Ryan, Balaji V., Brianna Baer, Camilla Hahn, Cheyanne Holliday, Chris Tarzan Hayward, Christina Brown, Christopher Bleichner, Conrad de Jesus, Corey Rowland, Daniela Habermehl, Dawn Michelle, Dean Wyrzykowski, Efrem Blitz, Emek Echo, Jake H., Jeyrama Robles, Jocelyn Cole, Jon Frohnmayer, Jorden Ruggles, Katt Cho, Kelly Landreth, Kevin Baker, Kristina Norris, Lance Wilson, Lauren Fluty, Lawrence Cuneaz, Leni Wasacz, Leslie Goldberg, Lewis Bernier, Linda Cridge, Lucy H., Madhu Anderson, Mandy Washburn, Marika Diaz, Marissa Garam, Mary McKee, Michael Goldberg, Michelle L., Monica Martella, Nena Salas, Nico Stubler, Nikki Symanovich, Noah Bristol, Ora Goldman, Paul Nguyen, Peter Lecki, Rachel Arima, Rev. Robert Yamada, Ronnie R., Sanjeev Deshpande, Sarah Hewson, Samantha Walsch, Sharon Claitor, Tonia Moore, Vanessa Marsot, Vero Z., Vicky Stewart, Virginia Fior
Our Expert Legal Team
For almost 40 years, Chris has been one of Sonoma County's pre-eminent trial lawyers. He has litigated in over 150 jury trials and represented Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia.
Gabriela is an Oakland based criminal defense attorney who focuses on criminal defense for immigrants and activists. She also serves on the National Executive Committee of the National Lawyers Guild.
Lauren is the executive director of the Civil Liberties Defense Center, which has defended over 3000 activists for free. She is a national expert in the defense of political activists, particularly those in the climate, environmental, indigenous and animal rights movements.
Orchid started her career in criminal defense law at the age of sixteen, and she has successfully handled hundreds of felony and misdemeanor cases.
Izaak has devoted his practice to defending the civil rights of those who have been wronged by police, and his accomplishments in police brutality cases have made national headlines. In law school he was named "most likely to become a rockstar," and we think he has.