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Animal Rights Activist Disrupts Conference, Asks Amazon to Stop Selling Cruel Products

Priya Sawhney, cites grisly undercover footage of sick and starving birds at an Amazon chicken supplier in Petaluma, which DxE says amounts to criminal animal cruelty.

COMMON DREAMS: ‘An activist with the animal rights network Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) jumped on stage with Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, attempting to offer him a flower and asking him to speak out against what DxE says is animal cruelty at an Amazon chicken supplier, as well as the felony prosecution of whistleblowers exposing animal abuse at that supplier. The activist, Priya Sawhney, cites grisly undercover footage of sick and starving birds at an Amazon chicken supplier in Petaluma, CA (Petaluma Poultry), which DxE says amounts to criminal animal cruelty.

She says she took the action to highlight both corporate and government inaction in the face of animal cruelty. Sawhney is facing seven felony charges for whistleblowing at factory farms including Petaluma Poultry, along with over 100 DxE activists also facing felony charges for various acts of animal rescue and civil disobedience. Amazon has ignored numerous DxE efforts for a conversation on these matters. “Animal abuse is the crime here, not animal rescue,” Sawhney said. “It’s time Amazon and Jeff Bezos take a stand for transparency, rather than actively suppressing the truth”.’ SOURCE…

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