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Please scroll down for info on two important events this week:
- Twin Peaks Wild Horses Lawsuit Hearing - February 24, Sacramento
- Foie Gras demo - February 26, Oakland
Please Attend Wild Horse Court Hearing
February 24, 10 a.m., Sacramento
courtroom and show your support for the Twin Peaks
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.
When: 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Why: 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 Hope@idausa.org or 707-540-1760