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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Adam Durand Sentenced to 6 Months Jail

I read this today:

Adam Durand, the Compassionate Consumers investigator who revealed egregious animal cruelty at Wegmans Egg Farm, was today sentenced to six months in jail for trespassing. Adam should be applauded, not sent to jail, for his courageous efforts to bring to light the suffering of animals perpetrated by Wegmans. Wegmans requested the harsh sentence received by Durand—-a first time offender-—in an obvious attempt to silence critics of the company’s inhumane practices.

You can read more in the article from Newsday.

I am really mad about this. Adam isn't a criminal, he didn't harm property, he's just someone trying to educate the public about where their eggs come from, and that there are better more humane ways to do things.

For the first time ever, I wrote a letter to the editor of the Democrat and Chronicle, our Rochester newspaper. I hope it's published. More importantly, I hope Adam Durand is able to successfully appeal his sentence.

7 comments:

Urban Vegan said...

adam durand is a hero.

KleoPatra said...

I second that, urban vegan. I wonder if there is anything we can do to help his cause?

Vegan Doc, hope your letter gets published... i wonder if my newspaper is going to have anything on this situation.

Who could ever imagine that doing the RIGHT thing would land you in jail? America, the Beautiful... hmmmmmmmmmmmm...

KaiVegan said...

People... just stop eating eggs! Argh!

Danielle said...

I wonder if we can get together a care package for one of his friends to bring/send him in jail.

I mean, yes, what he did is technically illegal, but civil disobedience, people!

Mary Ruth said...

On an unrelated topic: VeganDoc, thank you so much for the Mother's Day gift! It arrived today - so thoughtful. I had a fabulous first Mother's Day, many thanks to your family, and I am not even any of your mothers:)

Anonymous said...

you change your eating habits not break the law

BlueButterfly said...

That's terrible. 6 months? He deserves a reward, not a jail sentence!