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Animal Rights Activists Face Multiple Felony Charges, Brought By Prosecutors With Ties to Smithfield Foods


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Judy
- 284 days ago - theintercept.com
Six animal rights activists in California have been charged with multiple felony counts in two separate criminal cases brought by Utah prosecutors last month. If convicted, they could face many years in prison.



   

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Animae C (507)
Friday June 8, 2018, 7:45 pm
".... lawmakers, the legislative process & the justice system are controlled by the most powerful corporate actors, which abuse & exploit democratic & legal processes for their own interests. That includes abusing the power of the criminal law to punish those who criticize these industries, report on them & dissent from their practices."

And if the laws don't fit, just change them

GREED & CORRUPTION in the legal system... so who should be facing the felony charges????

APPALLING!!!
 

Colleen L (3)
Friday June 8, 2018, 9:18 pm
Greed. Disgusting. Thanks Judy
 

Judy C (91)
Sunday June 10, 2018, 12:47 am
These animals are just considered things, rather than living beings. Under this law, it's OK to abuse aninials, but not to save them. This is sickening.
 

Bill K (3)
Sunday June 10, 2018, 9:05 am
The hypocrisy is if dogs and cats were treated the way other animals are treated there'd be a huge outcry. It's why we have so many laws protecting them but not other animals. But in the simple minds of many humans one animal deserves care and the other torture. It's this attitude that allows many humans to accept racism and bigotry. One group deserves compassion but the other not so much. These kinds of people are unable to extend compassion beyond a very limited circle.

Once while in a grocery line I listened to several people in front of me talking with the clerks about a newspaper headline about 2 puppies that had been dognapped (and returned safely). When one lady said it's horrible how some people abuse animals I said if you really want to see animal abuse check out what's happening back in the meat department. They all shut up and continued loading their dead animal products into their grocery bags and left.
 

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Sunday June 10, 2018, 12:31 pm
Thank you, Judy, for this posting.....I hate the meat producers, Smithfield, Tyson, etc. so much. They do almost as much environmental damage as mining and oil discovery, extraction, transportation ....etc.

And they treat animals viciously and they tie up the court systems just like the other giant of nastiness and greed...Big Pharma, Big Oil, Big Meat, Big Corn.....enemies of all life on earth.
 

Trish K (29)
Sunday June 10, 2018, 3:04 pm
Whistle blowers are a necessity to our physical and mental health. Bully tactics.
 

Judy C (91)
Sunday June 10, 2018, 7:57 pm
This is greed and stupidity at its worst.
 

Judy C (91)
Sunday June 10, 2018, 7:59 pm
Also, so many people are uninformed! BTW...Smithfield is owned by the Chinese.
 

jennifer t (41)
Sunday June 10, 2018, 8:36 pm
Corrupt, legal staff who are only interested in making money and these vile POS prosecuters scumbags have zero compassion for animals.
 

Winn A (179)
Monday June 11, 2018, 6:33 am
Disgusting and despicable
 

jennifer t (41)
Tuesday June 12, 2018, 5:39 pm
Moronic,corrupt,animal abusing scumbags, need to be wiped off the planet!
 

Freya H (345)
Wednesday June 13, 2018, 3:48 pm
Boys and girls, can you say conflict of interest?
 
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