Post by Byker
On Wed, 23 May 2018 21:20:00 -0000 (UTC), "Leroy N. Soetoro"
SALT LAKE CITY Five California animal activists accused of stealing pigs
from a farm in Beaver and talking about their actions on social media now
face felony charges due in part to their own posts.
The Utah Attorney General's Office on Monday charged Wayne Hansen Hsiung,
37, of Berkeley; Paul Picklesimer, 40, of Berkeley; Samer Thomas
Masterson, 24, of San Francisco; Andrew George Sharo, 24, of Berkeley; and
Jonathan Frohnmayer, 33, of Santa Clara, with engaging in a pattern of
unlawful activity, two counts of burglary committed against an animal
enterprise, and theft of livestock, all second-degree felonies. All but
Masterson were also charged with riot, a class A misdemeanor.
Hsiung is the founder of the California-based animals rights group Direct
Action Everywhere, according to court documents.
On July 6, 2017, the Beaver County Sheriff's Office and the FBI were
notified of pigs being stolen from farms owned by Smithfield Foods. A
Smithfield Foods employee also told authorities that video of the theft
had appeared in a New York Times article, according to charging documents.
The story included a picture of two men holding piglets with the caption,
"Members of Direct Action Everywhere, an animal welfare group, removing
piglets from Circle Four Farms in Milford, Utah."
Investigators searching the internet for video found one that "showed that
three of the five defendants unlawfully entered onto Smithfield Foods
walking through the barns and stealing two swine," the
charges state. "The fourth and fifth defendants contributed to the
criminal activity, were on the Smithfield Foods property at the time, and
assisted with the handling of the stolen swine."
There's no reason to steal such animals at the risk of going to jail etc. It
has been pointed out for these people countless times that if they want to do
something to try to help them which they very obviously can't do with a vegan
lifestyle, they should BUY animals that are going to soon be slaughtered and
then AFTER buying them provide them with a decent life of positive value. It has
been pointed out for Rupert, Goo and Derek many many times in regards to broiler
chickens and veal calves, and also white mice. Since they obviously don't really
care about trying to do that, what do you think their true objective really is?
It's a comfort to know they're not Muslim...