Thursday, May 18, 2006

Activist Who Filmed Egg Farm Gets Jail

Amazing. There’s a sex offender in my neighborhood that only got 2 and ½ years. This guy gets 6 months for videotaping what the company says is not bad anyway.

Article:

Activist Who Filmed Egg Farm Gets Jail

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060517/

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Tue May 16, 9:11 PM ET

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - An animal-rights activist drew a maximum six-month jail sentence Tuesday for sneaking onto New York state's largest egg farm to videotape thousands of chickens confined in small wire cages.

Adam Durand, 26, was convicted earlier this month on three counts of criminal trespassing, a misdemeanor. Besides the jail term, he was fined $1,500, ordered to perform 100 hours of community service and placed on a year's probation.

Durand maintained he had no intention of removing birds from the farm operated by Rochester-based supermarket chain Wegmans where 700,000 hens produce more than a half-million eggs a day.

Durand produced a short documentary titled "Wegmans Cruelty" which was screened at a Rochester movie house.

About 95 percent of the nation's eggs are produced at caged-hen farms. The poultry industry says the system cuts costs and limits the animals' exposure to diseases.

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