Livestock producers are being encouraged to anticipate being targeted by extreme activist groups.
Animal Agriculture Alliance communications director Hannah Thompson-Weeman says it’s an unfortunate reality of modern production.
“That’s what we’re seeing happening is activist groups increasingly trespassing on farms (and) stealing animals. At the end of May there was a very alarming incident where hundreds of activists showed up on a California farm, and that farmer had to deal with a very stressful situation.”
She’s referring to a demonstration at a Sonoma County egg farm held by a group known as DXE.