In Northern California, police arrested nearly 100 people after animal rights activists carried out a rescue mission and protest at the Reichardt Duck Farm, which they accuse of engaging in animal torture. Activists freed dozens of ducks, while some locked themselves by the neck onto the slaughter line. Activists are demanding authorities investigate the Petaluma factory and slaughterhouse.
Award-winning investigative journalist and co-founder of The Intercept Glenn Greenwald praised the action, tweeting, “The real criminality is the systemic torture and slaughter of billions of animals in the cruelest, filthiest, most sadistic conditions. It breaks multiple laws. But the police protect the corporate criminals, & instead arrest those saving lives.”