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Is It Legal to Rescue Farm Animals From Cruelty?

March 6, 2023

Via: FindLaw

It is legal in many states to rescue dogs from hot cars if you see them suffering.

But if you try to rescue an abused farm animal, you could have the same experience as sisters Alexandra Paul (a former star on the “Baywatch” TV show) and Alicia Santurio. The California women face theft charges for rescuing two chickens destined for an allegedly inhumane slaughterhouse and are going to trial on March 7.

Animal cruelty laws, which exist in all 50 states in varying forms, generally protect pets — but not farm animals.

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