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Please scroll down for info on two important events this week:

  1. Twin Peaks Wild Horses Lawsuit Hearing - February 24, Sacramento
  2. Foie Gras demo - February 26, Oakland

Please Attend Wild Horse Court Hearing
February 24, 10 a.m., Sacramento

Fill the courtroom and show your support for the Twin Peaks wild horses

Important: The time and date of the hearing can change at any time. It has already changed once. In Defense of Animals will keep you apprised of any such changes.

A hearing on the groundbreaking Twin Peaks wild horse lawsuit is scheduled for February 24 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 7 (14th Floor) at the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, in Sacramento. Please show your support for the Twin Peaks wild horses and burros and fill the courtroom, which has a capacity of approximately 100 people.

credit: Linda HayWhen: February 24, 2012, 10 a.m. IDA strongly urges all attendees to arrive by 9:30 a.m. in order to get through security and into the courtroom.
Where: 501 I Street, Courtroom 7 on the 14th floor, Sacramento, CA 95814. Click here for directions to the courthouse.

Case Number: 2:10-cv-1852-MCE-DAD

Pro bono attorney Rachel Fazio will be arguing the case for plaintiffs In Defense of Animals, ecologist Chad Hanson, Ph.D., wild horse sanctuary founder Barbara Clarke, DreamCatcher Wild Horse and Burro Sanctuary, and wild horse enthusiast Linda Hay.

Last April, in an historic ruling, Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. refused to dismiss the case on legal technicalities, meaning that this lawsuit will be decided on the merits. Finally, the wild horses will have their day in court.

Don’t miss this unprecedented hearing – please fill the courtroom and show your support for the Twin Peaks wild horses and burros.

No recording devices, cameras, cellphones or electronic devices are allowed in the courtroom. We suggest not bringing any such devices into the courthouse. Photo identification is required to get into the courthouse.

For more information: Eric Kleiman:

End Foie Gras! Support California's Ban!
Foie Gras Protest in Oakland - Sunday February 26

When: Sunday, February 26, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: BayWolf, 3853 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
Signs and leaflets will be provided.

foie gras duck being forcefedWhy: California's ban on foie gras goes into effect this July, but it is being threatened by uncaring chefs saying they will openly defy the law. APRL released an undercover investigation proving that in the 8 years since the ban was signed into law, things have not changed and the ducks still suffer horribly on these farms.

In Oakland, BayWolf chef Michael Wild is presenting a "Farewell to Foie Gras" dinner on Sunday, February 26 and he plans to repeat the menu in April. Duck is the centerpiece of the menu at the restaurant.

For more info, contact or 707-540-1760

In Defense of Animals, located in San Rafael, Calif., is an international animal protection organization with more than 100,000 members and supporters dedicated to ending the abuse and exploitation of animals by protecting their rights and welfare. IDA's efforts include educational events, cruelty investigations, boycotts, grassroots activism, and hands-on rescue through our sanctuaries in Mississippi, Mumbai, India, and Cameroon, Africa.

In Defense of Animals is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We welcome your feedback and appreciate your donations. Please join today! All donations to IDA are tax-deductible.

In Defense of Animals
3010 Kerner, San Rafael, CA 94901
Tel. (415) 448-0048 Fax (415) 454-1031

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