BREAKING NEWS: FARM Activists Arrested at Slaughterhouse
At 10:50 am Pacific Time this morning, FARM president Dr. Alex Hershaft led a somber protest as a small group of activists put themselves on the line in the name of animal freedom. The setting was Farmer John, the largest slaughterhouse on the West Coast. As the transport trucks turned in for their morning delivery of new victims, they found the entrance to the slaughterhouse blocked by two brave people, forcing the slaughter operations to come to a temporary halt.
Few people can relate to the tragedy of animal agriculture better than Alex Hershaft, a holocaust survivor. In his own words, "The bucolic murals depicting pigs cavorting in verdant fields that mask the brutal slaughter of millions of innocents behind those Farmer John walls are just as devious and cynical as the inscription 'Work makes you free' upon entering the Auschwitz death camp."
But FARM's activists know that actions speak louder than words. While being arrested may bring discomfort, it is nothing compared to the horrors inflicted on billions of animals each year. The necessary work is far from done, so stand in solidarity with these courageous demonstrators.
Here are a few suggested ideas:
- Host a last minute demonstration at a slaughterhouse or industry office near you! Dedicated activists in Los Angeles are already rallying to support the arrested. Join the public outcry in your community!
- Share FARM's 10 Billion Lives video on your Facebook to raise awareness about the issue Dr. Alex Hershaft has dedicated his life to spreading.
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