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The Rescue Service Svenska English

Press release September 10, 2003

Action group Pippi to stand trial

Today, Wednesday, the four members from Action Group Pippi stand trial on charges of theft due to the hen liberation earlier this year. The quartet admits action, but denies crime, claiming instead they acted in self defence on behalf of the hens. The trial commences at one thirty p.m. at the Linköping court house.

It was during the night leading up to April 14 this year that Alvin Lindstam, Sarah Emery, Anders Agebjörn and Björn-Peter Schmid of Action Group Pippi, a part of The Rescue Service National Easter Action, broke into a hen farm at Täljestad Egg Inc. They removed 60 hens from the cages and brought them to a farm where the hens will have the opportunity to, in accordance with the Animal Protection Act, behave naturally.

During the trial, ethologist and hen expert Kristina Odén will observe pictures and films which the defendants shot during the action.

If Odén is of the opinion that the farm broke the Animal Protection Act and that a crime was being committed against the hens, we expect a not guilty verdict, Sarah Emery of the Action Group Pippi says.

Contact person for the group: Alvin Lindstam (+46)737-44 15 23












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