Ontem (29) na Califórnia, EUA, centenas de ativistas pelos direitos animais se reuniram em uma granja para fazer um resgate sem violência. Após conseguirem salvar 37 galinhas, que foram levadas para receber cuidados veterinários, 40 ativistas foram presos pela autoridades. O Gabinete do Xerife disse que as prisões foram pacificas com os manifestantes, que após serem fichados foram liberados.
O resgate, que leva a hashtag #massopenrescue, foi organizado pelo grupo Direct Action Everywhere e motivado pelas péssimas condições que as galinhas enfrentam na fazenda de ovos Sunrise Farms, que tem certificação de ovos orgânicos.
As imagens feitas mostram que mesmo as galinhas “soltas” ficam em locais superlotados, reforçando que os selos de ovos orgânicos e cage-free (livre de gaiolas) estão mais para estratégia de marketing das empresas de exploração animal que para uma suposta consideração pelo bem-estar dos animais.
Abaixo você pode conferir imagens e vídeos coletados a partir das redes sociais dos ativistas presentes na ação de libertação animal:
Just a few of today’s #massopenrescue heroes! 39 people were arrested, 37 lives were saved, and approximately 500 people were part of the world’s largest open rescue! 🙏🏼 When I saw Jocelyn with her hands behind her back getting handcuffed, I broke down. I couldn’t contain all of the respect, love and admiration I have for her. All of these activists sacrificed their own freedom and comfort to make a strong, bold statement: Speciesism will not be tolerated, and we will continue entering farms and saving animals until every animal is free. #dxe#directactioneverywhere#openrescue#animalrescue#animalliberation#animalliberationconference
Hundreds of activists came together today from around the world to stand against the oppressive industries that commit and perpetuate violence and injustice upon the most innocent beings on earth. We entered a “humane”, “free range”, “certified organic” facility where we witnessed cannibalism, rotting corpses and deplorable conditions that no individual should ever experience. For these animals, this is their entire existence until they are violently slaughtered. • Despite the tragedies we witnessed, we were able to save 37 lives at Sunrise farms in Petaluma, California. Sunrise Farms prides themselves on their “family farm” “humane” “farm fresh” products, suppling Santa Rosa Egg farms, @amazon and @whole foods. Our efforts today revealed the true and inherent violence within these oppressive systems and proved that despite the clever certifications and humane washing, animals are suffering and needlessly dying at the hands of these evil corporations. • The photos and videos captured today depict what are considered #humane and #ethical farming practices. However, I can assure you, nothing compassionate takes place on that farm or at any other animal exploitative facility. I encourage everyone to lift the veil of ignorance regarding where your “food” comes from. Watch factory farm and slaughterhouse footage, documentaries and learn the truth. For an eye opening recap of the day’s events, check out my story and the official @directactioneverywhere livestream at DxE.io/live to see the entire action unfold. #MassOpenRescue #UntilEveryAnimalIsFree #HumaneMeatIsALie
Today we stepped inside a factory farm hell that supplies Amazon.com and enslaves hundreds of thousands if not millions of hens for their eggs in large, pitch dark, filthy, and endless battery cage sheds. ·Around 40 lives rescued. My eyes and heart are heavy for the ones we left behind. ·Around 40 arrested for practicing their right to help abused or neglected animals as per CPC 597. Next time there will be more. ·Around 40 cops who, as just puppets of a corrupt and broken system, sided with abusive corporations. ·And HUNDREDS who came to bear witness to all that transpired and support activists being arrested. Undeniable evidence of suffering and dying hens at this facility was sent to all relevant law enforcement agencies. No answers. No action. When the justice system fails us, people will take action into their own hands. #MassOpenRescue #OneClickCruelty, brought to you by Amazon. #ALC2018 #DxE #DirectActionEverywhere #TheSaveMovement
Confira em vídeo, a ação liderada por Wayne Hsiung da DXE: