Court Support: Pack the Courtroom for Open Rescue
Tue, September 21, 2021
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
600 Administration Dr, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403, United States (map
Our friends are going to court for their preliminary hearing on the felony charges they're facing for trying to help suffering animals in Sonoma County.
Repeated evidence of criminal animal cruelty has been exposed at factory farms in Sonoma County. Legislators and government officials have been contacted dozens of times with this footage and have taken no action. Instead, Sonoma County officials have arrested the nonviolent activists who exposed this cruelty and gave suffering animals their right to freedom. We believe animals have a right to rescue when they are being exploited, and ordinary people have the right to rescue them. This case could set a groundbreaking precedent for animal rescue and animal rights!
We need YOU to come to court *in your blue DxE shirt* to show that the public supports animal rights. Post in this event page if you need help finding a ride.
WHERE: Meet us outside the courthouse at 600 Administration Drive in Santa Rosa. Come through the metal detectors and up the stairs.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 21st and possibly the following 2 days as well. The preliminary hearing is scheduled for the 21st-23rd but we aren't sure if it will actually be that long. You will be able to leave partway through the day if needed.
WHAT TO EXPECT: We will need to be quiet and respectful in the courtroom and all phones will have to be turned off. We may have to wait patiently for the case to be called. There is no talking or whispering allowed while the judge is present. We will be representing our movement as respectable, nonviolent, and kind throughout the event.
WEAR/BRING: Wear a blue DxE shirt. We'll bring extras for people who don't have one. Bring as little stuff with you as possible because we will have to go through metal detectors to enter. Do not bring signs or other protest materials. Do not wear shorts, tank tops, or open toed shoes.
Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) is a grassroots network of animal rights activists. Through open rescue, demonstration, and disruption, we are creating a world where every animal is safe, happy and free.
DxE cultivates a welcoming and supportive community. We ask that all those who attend our events (online and offline) respect our Code of Conduct which can be reviewed at http://dxecodeofconduct.wikispaces.com/Code+of+Conduct.
To learn about our vision, goals, strategy and more check out the San Francisco Bay Area chapter Activist Handbook here: https://dxe.io/sfbayhandbook