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Animal Rights Activist Convicted of Felonies for Rescuing Sick Baby Goat

HeadlineDec 07, 2021

In North Carolina, an animal rights advocate has been convicted on felony charges of burglary and larceny for removing a sick baby goat from a goat meat farm. Wayne Hsiung was given a suspended sentence and 24 months probation.

The co-founder of the animal rights organization Direct Action Everywhere was arrested in 2018 for taking the baby goat from the Sospiro Goat Ranch in Pisgah Forest. Hsiung said the goat was suffering from pneumonia and had lice. His action was broadcast on social media, as animal rights advocates often film these public animal rescues from farms where the animals face cruel and unsafe conditions.

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