The People of the State of California vs. Wayne Hansen Hsiung


A Sonoma County jury convicted animal activist Wayne Hsiung of one felony of conspiracy to commit a crime and two misdemeanor charges of trespass at Sunrise Farms and Reichardt Duck Farm, two poultry farms in Petaluma, California. During the events that led to the convictions, Direct Action Everywhere, a group co-founded by Hsiung, removed chickens and ducks from the farms, asserting a “right to rescue.” Sentencing is set for November 30, 2023.

[To accompany State Court Case Law Update "Animal Activist Convicted of Conspiracy and Trespass to Poultry Farms in California" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 214]