On Friday, June 24th, an International Day of Solidarity was held across the world to support the 12 activists in Spain being falsely charged with “eco-terrorism”, and FARM led the way in organizing US protests. The activists, dubbed the Spanish 12, work for legal animal rights nonprofits but are being branded as criminals and denied vegan meals in jail. More information on the case is available from Green is the New Red.
The Equal Justice Alliance (a FARM-led coalition of 100 animal and free-speech nonprofits working to fight animal activist repression) organized protests outside of the Spanish embassies and consulates in Washington DC, San Francisco, and New York City. A letter written by Alex Hershaft, founder of FARM and EJA, was addressed to the Spanish Ambassador and delivered by myself and Green is the New Red’s Will Potter. A similar letter was delivered in San Francisco by FARM’s Alex Felsinger and in New York by PETA’s Ashley Byrne. You can view the original letter here.
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