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Meetup: What Happened with Asha’s Sanctuary & the Cows (Berkeley)

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Saturday, April 29, 2023 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Berkeley Animal Rights Center West | 2414 6th St, Berkeley, CA

Event Details

Join attorney and DxE co-founder Wayne Hsiung in a conversation about the New York government’s effort to criminally prosecute a woman for giving stray animals care.
In August 2022, Tracy was charged with grand larceny after she gave food, water, and shelter to two calves, Little Willow and Ishamael, who wandered onto her sanctuary (Asha Farm) in upstate New York. Tracy was placed in hand and leg shackles, and the baby cows were seized and given to a New York State Trooper. Tracy’s case has triggered nationwide outcry. But it stands for much more than one woman’s freedom — or the safety of two cows. The case is about two legal conceptions of animals: one sees them as “property” for human beings to exploit for profit; the other sees them as living beings to protect and even love.
At this meetup, you’ll hear about Tracy’s heartbreaking story — and the crucial opportunity we have to defend Tracy, Little Willow and Ishmael, and the right to rescue animals who are sick, injured, or stray.
Where: Berkeley Animal Rights Center West (2414 6th St, Berkeley)
When: April 29th, 11am ~ 12:30pm
What: Community meetup
– If you cannot join in person, you can join at 11:15am on Zoom at this link: dxe.io/meetupzoom
– ARC West is a 30 minute walk from North Berkeley BART and only a 10 minute walk from the 51B bus stop at University and 6th St.
– Dogs and other companion animals are welcome at this event!
– There will be brunch and coffee for suggested donation, please bring your own reusable plate and cup if possible!
Every Saturday at 11am we have Meetups for everyone and anyone who cares about animals and making the world a better place!
Learn more about our values here: dxe.io/values

Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) is a grassroots network of animal rights activists. Through open rescue, demonstration, and disruption, we are creating a world where every animal is safe, happy and free.
DxE cultivates a welcoming and supportive community. We ask that all those who attend our events (online and offline) respect our Code of Conduct which can be reviewed at dxe.io/conduct
To learn about our vision, goals, strategy and more check out the San Francisco Bay Area chapter Activist Handbook here dxe.io/handbook
If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail sfbay@directactioneverywhere.com

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: In Person
Venue: Berkeley Animal Rights Center West
Address: 2414 6th St, Berkeley, CA