The trial against animal rights activists Wayne Hsiung and Paul Darwin Picklesimer, who entered a factory farm in the United States and rescued two very ill piglets, started on Monday. The two are facing burglary and theft charges, with a possible prison sentence of 10 years.
Hsiung and Picklesimer went into Utah’s Circle Four Farm while filming the conditions inside of the facility. The farm is owned by Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest producer of pig meat.
“The investigators (Hsiung and Picklesimer) filmed the horrific conditions inside in 360º virtual reality and rescued two piglets: Lily, who had a severe leg injury, and Lizzie, who was malnourished and nursing on a shredded nipple,” Direct Action Everywhere, an international grassroots network of animal rights activists, said.
Follow the trial here.
Billboards on animal exploitation
Australian animal protection charity Farm Transparency Project posted a series of billboards through Brunswick and Albion to warn the public about the harm of animal farming and exploitation.
“We’re launching a brand-new project to get animal rights billboards shown around Melbourne, starting with the dairy industry with two boards in Brunswick and Albion,” the organization said on Facebook.
Fashion designer Stella McCartney sat her audience outdoors in a courtyard of the Centre Pompidou in France on Monday, as her models wore flowing dresses and low-waisted trousers on the runway, accessorized with handbags made from a leather alternative.
“We are proud to be eco-weirdos, and hope you will join us in our mission to end the needless deaths of animals for fashion,” McCartney said.
Gigi Hadid in Look 7 and Look 56 at the #StellaSummer23 Show.— Stella McCartney (@StellaMcCartney) October 3, 2022
The collection was presented at the historic Centre Pompidou piazza, with coloured runways paying homage to the French cultural hub’s iconic facade. pic.twitter.com/7gCHncdj3R