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Watch: Doc Follows Six Activists Facing Felonies for Exposing Animal Cruelty at Utah Factory Farms


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Watch: Doc Follows Six Activists Facing Felonies for Exposing Animal Cruelty at Utah Factory Farms

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

A documentary published Sunday by The Intercept follows the story of six animal rights activists with the group Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) who are facing felony charges—which could result in decades behind bars—for rescuing sickly animals from two factory farms in Utah.


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The politicians that used their positions to initiate this corrupt legislation and also those that voted to pass it, are those deserving of being behind bars.


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Passing laws to mask cruelty by corporate operations, or censor/silence criticism of outlaw criminal states like right-wing Israel must be ended!

The cruelty to sentient beings - AKA animals - for profit is an abomination unto nature, tolerated by a vulture capitalist greed and contempt for the lives of other living things, even other humans!

It seems there is no accountability anymore…as there once was, at least partially. Factory “farm” operations run on hideous cruelty and massive pollution from waste. Bankers and wall street get away with crashing the economy with hundreds of thousands/millions losing their homes and/or jobs and no perpetrator is even indicted. Endless war and war crimes are committed with little or no accountability…

The trump regime, following in the footsteps of Obama, Bush and Clinton to justify or ignore the abuses; commits acts of treason, war crimes, empowers the oppressive security fascist racist state, corporations stash trillions away in overseas accounts, are not held to account, and no laws are passed to make their activities punishable - all crimes against society and nature ignored with the blessing, collusion and complicity of both political parties, the Congress and WH, and vast wealth given the blessing of the SCOTUS that “money equals free speech” to openly grow the con and pass laws to enhance their “legality”… …a charade and con of vast proportions with the “little people” and nature the victims, given little or zero ability to force justice, the true costs of the thefts not counted, and the perpetrators evading their thefts/crimes as if they were snow-white…THAT MO must be smashed and justice brought to power, and the perps imprisoned and stripped of their criminal gains/power!


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Anyone that still eats meat needs to visit one of these horrible factory farms and if they are the least bit sensitive I can assure them they will probably never eat meat again!


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Another reason to become vegetarian. Or at least to limit meat consumption to ecologically responsible small farmers. These animal factory farms not only treat animals cruelly and treat the people who expose them cruelly, but also are responsible for a huge amount of methane production and ground and water pollution.


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HI Ponyboy: it would probably be better to cage the owners with the birds and the hogs.
I cannot believe how corrupt this food supply is! I read a week ago about turkeys making people sick. Well, if they are cramped in inhumane cages, never see sunlight, and they are harvested with sores and wounds??? There should be no surprise that tortured food can end up killing eaters.
Don’t all states have animal cruelty laws?----HOW can these companies even sell them? I’m glad I don’t eat meat, but to see America so crazy abut all kinds of cages- for people , birds and hogs and downer cows ----is devastating.

Utah—your state bird is the seagull-------I wonder if seagull meat gets into these packages from these “farms.” It is doubly awful that corporations can seem to legally make their customers sick----and well I hope no one buys Smithfield and the other one , which decided to drop the charges-----but Utah couldn’t let them. Well , so much for the "cleanliness is next to godliness, " stuff. Apparently if it makes money—humanity is considered expendable too!


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In the words of “animal planet” - animals are better than humans.


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I can understand why big Ag doesn’t want us to know how they treat animals, they are right to fear if we knew the truth we’d eat less meat or give it up. The activists are heroes though maybe the only way we can help them is to eat less meat and encourage others to do the same. That said, I’m still disappointed in Utah for this.


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True heroes. Animal agriculture is but one ugly face of US barbarism. Eco-socialism now.


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Amen.


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This is why i don’t eat meat that i don’t raise myself or know who raised it. know your farmer. This goes for vegetables as well.


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The rich and powerful decide what should be determined criminal act and pass criminal codes of punishment that serves only to protect and enhance their immoral and unethical profiteering of their friends in businesses.They protect the profits of the rich tobacco corporations, the profits of Monsanto, producer of roundup that kill life on earth, the profits of oil and gas companies who are responsible for the disappearance of millions of animal and plant species, for fouling our air, water and soil, for cooking our planet, the profits of the pharmaceutical corporations who’s products are priced out of reach of the poor and the uninsured, who’s products cause addiction and mental illness. However they punish people who try to expose the truth about industrial farming and animal abuse and cruelty practiced in industrialized food production. That should be rightfully the job of our elected members of congress and our government we trusted.


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And let them rot in our gulags?


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The terrorists are the factory farm owners and overseers and the legislators that enable them.


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Let who rot in our gulags?


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Pony –

"It would probably be better to cage the owners with the birds and the hogs."

Imo, if we continue to allow this ag-business BS to flourish, it will not only be animals being
treated this way – it will be humans, as well. We’ve already gotten a hint of that in Trump’s
separating children from parents at the Mexican border – caging children and parents.
This “concept” of caging comes from the minds of corporate/fascists and because its $$$
profitable it will continue to spread until we cannot by any means stop it.
The time to stop it is now.

Notice that SMITHFIELD is now a Chinese Corporations –

And that many of these laws/regulations in UTAH are the work of ALEC … which is KOCH BROS.

Koch used ALEC to overturn gun regulations across all of the United States –
Why? To create violence and chaos in our societies which eventually will overturn democracy.

Koch Family has been working to overturn democracy in the US for more than 100 years.


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It takes so little to STOP this abuse of animals – as we immediately see the
publicity caused NORBEST to drop the charges – but government continues to go forward with
felony charges.

When we all start blowing our horns against them – congregate together to stop the abuse of
animals – and call out elected officials for using our legal system to allow abuse – we can stop them.

Norbest contact form –
https://www.norbest.com/contact-us

and – (Chinese Corporation)
http://www.smithfield.com/Smithfield Foods, Inc.
200 Commerce Street,
Smithfield, VA 23430

 (757) 365-3000


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It takes so little to STOP this abuse of animals – as we immediately see the
publicity caused NORBEST to drop the charges – but government continues to go forward with
felony charges.

When we all start blowing our horns against them – congregate together to stop the abuse of
animals – and call out elected officials for using our legal system to allow abuse – we can stop them.

Norbest contact form –

https://www.norbest.com/contact-us

http://www.smithfield.com/

http://www.smithfield.com/Smithfield Foods, Inc.
200 Commerce Street,
Smithfield, VA 23430
 (757) 365-3000

Here, we are talking about full grown pigs in crates, eating their own feces, drinking their own urine.

Humanity has always understood that abuse of animals easily leads to similar abuse of humans.


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EXPOSURE is a way to help –

and so are donations –

Some other thoughts on this –

It’s unconstitutional …

Political activity must go forward – and must not be GAGGED.

If you can criminalize criticism of corporations where might that end?

KOCH BROS./ALEC is part of the “Dark Money” stream – ALEC is
“American Legal Exchange Council” which they hide behind to overturn gun regulations, as well.

EXPOSURE is necessary to stop this abuse of animals and ultimately our “food” system
making humans ill. Our medical system isn’t either protecting citizens and their health as
they continue to fail to make clear that the nutrition which humans require come from our
PLANTS – from vegetables and fruits.
PLANTS are not only our nourishment but our medicines/drugs.

What we’re seeing here is that industry/corporations are the criminals – not rescuers.

Technically this is legal – but it is morally wrong –

And it is only “legal” because corrupt legislators have make this abuse of animals legal.

These charges against animal activists rescuing sick animals are intended to shut down discussions
of animal abuse of factory farming.

This can only happen in SECRECY & DARKNESS

These activists are making immense personal sacrifices to inform us that that there is a great
deal wrong with factory farming – not only for the EARTH/Nature, for the animals, but also for
the health of humans.

GOP connections to Koch Bros. Family which has been working for more than 100 years to overturn
democracy in the US – and which continues on now using their ALEC organization not only to provide
authorization for animal abuse but to overturn US laws regulating gun ownership in the US.

“Power of a legal system to repress justice movements in general.”

Smithfield employs 54,000 employees worldwide – ever more reason to move to a GREEN PLAN
not just for the US but worldwide.

The Organization is “Direct Action Everywhere” –

Rescuing sickly animals from two factory farms in Utah which is “ag-friend.”

DONATE –

https://www.directactioneverywhere.com/donate

If anyone can legally do these things to animals they will be able t do the same things to humans.
Maybe not at this moment – but we’ve seen this happen before.

NORBEST supplies turkeys to Amazon –

Pain and agony is NOT “what is best for animals.”

Our government has tried to label peace groups as “terrorists” for fighting US/CIA “illegal wars of aggression” – and have put our journalists here and internationally under threat of death and harm
for merely reporting actual facts and truth and Obama actively sought ways to label them “terrorists.”

Our “terrorist” labeling government is actually the terrorist around the world and at home.

“Enslave and Kill” is a message that we must stop whether it comes from "Christianity, from our own
US government, from the CIA – or from corporations and factory farming.

Peace


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Pretty much the only people on the planet being protected are criminals –
which you’re made absolutely clear –

It’s the people they impoverish as well who are being abused as the “poor.”