An animal rights activist interrupted Amazon founder Jeff Bezos during a keynote speech in Las Vegas.
Security guards stopped Priya Sawhney from getting close to Bezos as she tried to get his attention about cruelty to poultry on chicken farms.
“Jeff, you’re the richest man on the planet,” said protester Priya Sawhney of Direct Action Everywhere. “You can help them and the environment.”
You can watch what happened below.
“When we show people what’s happening to these chickens inside of farms, to pigs inside of farms, people are mortified,” Sawhney said to Amy Goodman on Democracy Now. And the reason for this is because people don’t want to see animals being hurt. And, you know, growing up as a child in India, I saw a lot of stray dogs, a lot of stray animals. And I always knew that these animals are helpless, and we need to help them and do whatever we can. So I’ve carried that into my work as an investigator for DxE. “
Sawhney is facing federal charges for a protest in September. Her group has been increasingly active in recent months.
Earlier this week, another Direct Action Everywhere protester in Petaluma chained himself to a duck slaughter processing line. Someone turned on the machine and Thomas Chiang’s head was nearly decapitated, according to ABC7.
“Almost decapitating my head from my neck,” said Chiang. “I was feeling my life leave my body, as I was struggling to get out of that lock.”
Chiang managed to escape. The duck farm says the employee who turned on the machine from the inside did not realize protestors had chained themselves to it on the outside.
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