Get involved with: Direct Action Everywhere
What are they all about?Our activists engage in creative nonviolent direct action to confront speciesism. That can mean disruptive demonstrations inside or outside restaurants, grocery stores, animal labs, zoos, or anywhere else that promotes speciesist violence. It can also include leafleting or tabling, creative street theater, open rescues, or anything else in accordance with our Organizing Principles. It can even mean confronting friends and family members when they engage in behavior that normalizes animal exploitation.
Peaceful protests on the street are pretty normal and accepted by the public these days, even if begrudgingly. Disrupting people while they break bread, however, is a complete breach of the status quo, thereby conveying the seriousness of the issues and inspiring people all over the world to take action for animals.
What type of activism do they do?Open Rescue means going into farms without concealing our identities, documenting the conditions, and proudly rescuing dying animals. We do open rescues because they powerfully demonstrate that when animals are a commodity, even the best-of-the-best farms are inherently violent. Further, we save individuals like Angie and Sarah, and we share their incredible stories - stories that will move the world.
We encourage all chapters to organize at least one demonstration per month. Typically, these demonstrations are coordinated globally. Additionally, our activists often attend protests organized by other local animal rights groups. Ultimately, we encourage and empower every DxE activist and chapter to take creative, autonomous action any time!