I am writing from the SeaTac Federal Detention Center on
my ninth day of incarceration for contempt of court. The charge
stems from my refusal to cooperate with a federal grand jury
investigating the animal rights and environmental movements.
In particular the “theft” of over 200 chickens
from an egg farm and an arson at a timber company –
both in the greater Seattle area.
I have devoted the past 17 years of my life wholly and passionately,
to the cause of animal rights. The idea of participating in
the investigation, and potential prosecution, of others in
the movement (I myself have been given immunity) is absolutely
out of the question.
Though my precious dog Jude waits for me at home riddled
with cancer and little time left. I will always remain strong
and a committed to my principles. Judge Zilly, AUSA Andrew
Friedman and AUSA Tate London will eventually have to realize
that I cannot and will not be broken.
I am prepared to lose Jude, my five cats, my car, my apartment,
my job (I already lost one due to this case), everything that
I’ve worked hard for to prove my resolve. You can leave
me here until kingdom come – I WILL NEVER PARTICIPATE
IN THE PROSECUTION OF A CAUSE TO WHICH I HAVE DEVOTED MY LIFE.
It is not, and never will be an option. And the sooner they
figure that out, the les taxpayer money, their time, and my
time will be wasted.
Much love and thanks to my very understanding mom, David
Hayden, Allison Lance, Nik Hensey, Jerry Friedman, Jane Garrison,
everyone who has come out to protest this federal witch hunt
in Seattle, and my wonderful attorney Peter Camiel. I so deeply
appreciate the support of my comrades.
The most important things anyone can do to support me are:
1. Keep the struggle for animal liberation alive!
2. Anything towards making sure that my companion animals
are cared for (contact Nik, David, Allison, or my mom to donate
towards their food and care)
3. Anything that may help get me out of here so that I can
return to my kids (companion animals) myself: write/call Judge
Zilly AUSA Andrew Friedman, and AUSA Tate London and tell
them they’re wasting their time and taxpayer money trying
to coerce me to testify.
Beyond that, of course it would be great to have books (must
be sent from publisher), letters, money on my books, etc.
But I don’t want these things unless my animals are
taken care of first. They, as well as all animals being systematically
tortured and killed are much more important than me. So, if
you are inclined to send me a $10 book as your sole contribution,
I am very grateful but please send $10 to my mom towards Jude’s
vet bills instead.
And please do everything you can to free animals from their
enslavement every single day. They deserve nothing less.