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GRUESOME NEWSOM: Animal rights activists protest outside California governor’s mansion, demand an end to the horror of ‘factory farms’

California Highway Patrol officers worked to free the demonstrators from the makeshift handcuffs. All nine were arrested without incident on suspicion of unlawful assembly and trespassing.

ROSALIO AHUMADA: A group of animal rights activists on Wednesday locked themselves together outside the front gates of California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s home in Fair Oaks as part of a protest aimed at stopping the expansion of “factory farms”… Approximately 60 other individuals protested in the neighborhood but did not cause a disruption…

A few dozen demonstrators from the animal rights group Direct Action Everywhere gathered outside Newsom’s home. Others drove a truck hauling a trailer filled with burnt wood debris collected at a California wildfire site. The demonstrators lifted the trailer and dumped the wildfire debris on the street outside the home’s front gates, according to a news release from the group…

As California Highway Patrol officers worked to free the demonstrators from the makeshift handcuffs… all nine demonstrators refused to leave and were arrested without incident on suspicion of unlawful assembly, failing to disperse after a warning, and trespassing and failing to leave. the rest of the demonstrators stood about a block away chanting “No More Factory Farms” and holding up protest placards…

“We’re here outside Gov. Newsom’s house today to demand that he enact a moratorium on the expansion of factory farms and slaughterhouses,” said Samantha Eachus, a spokeswoman for the animal rights group. “They are literally chained together in front of his house, demanding his attention to this issue”…

Firefighters from the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District were at the scene. By noon Wednesday, authorities were still using what appeared to be a power saw to cut the makeshift handcuffs off the protesters. A few dozen protesters remained down the street, chanting messages on a bullhorn in the direction of the detained protesters…

The protest outside the governor’s home was part of a campaign that included a demonstration Tuesday outside a Foster Farms facility in Merced County. The activists used a U-Haul truck to block the main entrance of the Foster Farms plant in Livingston, Some activists chained themselves together on top of the truck as others lined up on the ground, the Merced Sun-Star reported.

According to the group’s Facebook page, former Baywatch actress Alexandra Paul and another activist pulled two chickens from cages on one of the trucks entering the plant. Direct Action Now says 11 activists were arrested in the Merced County demonstration.

“We went to Foster Farms yesterday to expose the cruelty that we have documented there and to bring into reality what the expansion of factory farms and slaughterhouses truly means to California,” Eachus told The Bee. “We believe that this industry should be fined and sanctioned millions of dollars as opposed to (receiving) government handouts”. SOURCE…

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