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Sarahjane Blum Live Guest Chat
ARZone is pleased to announce Sarahjane Blum as this week’s Live Chat Guest.
Sarahjane, who has been working for more than 15 years to educate the public about the obligations humans owe other animals, is one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed by the Centre for Constitutional Rights against the Department of Justice (Blum -vs- Holder) on behalf of six animal advocates seeking to overturn the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (A.E.T.A.).
In 2003 Sarahjane co-founded GourmetCruelty.com, a grassroots coalition dedicated to exposing the abuse of ducks and geese raised for foie gras. The following year, the group released a short film, Delicacy of Despair, Behind the Closed Doors of the Foie Gras Industry, documenting their investigation of deplorable conditions on foie gras farms, and featuring the “open rescue” of a number of ducks.
After her arrest for the open rescue of several ducks from the Hudson Valley Foie Gras facility, she became increasingly active in raising awareness of the ongoing repression of activists throughout the United States, particularly as the result of the A.E.T.A. (Please click this link for full details about Sarahjane’s pending lawsuit: http://ccrjustice.org/ourcases/Blum)
Sarahjane lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, serves on the board of directors of Support Vegans in the Prison System and the NYC-based Empty Cages Collective. She has experience with grassroots and national organisations exposing and educating about the truth of the exploitation of other animals throughout the United States.
Sarahjane welcomes the opportunity to engage ARZone members this weekend on a range of topics, including her work in support of vegans in the prison system, her efforts to overturn the AETA and much more.
ARZone is supportive of education, critical thinking, rational discourse, and aims to provoke intelligent dialogue about issues that most concern members of the animal advocacy movement.
ARZone does not endorse or promote the views of its guests and forum participants; ARZone does endorse and promote creative education efforts.
Please submit your questions for Sarahjane prior to Midnight GMT, Wednesday, May 2, 2012 via email to Carolyn@ARZone.net.
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Last updated by Carolyn Bailey Apr 28, 2012.