Urge Transylvania County DA to Drop Charges Against Animal Rescuer

Update: December 7, 2021
Thanks to all of PETA’s supporters who called to voice support for our friend Wayne Hsiung. After a jury convicted him of two felonies for rescuing an injured goat from a meat farm, he was facing up to seven years in prison. However, a Transylvania County judge has shown leniency and sentenced Wayne to just two years of supervised probation and $250 in restitution.

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PETA supporter and Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) cofounder Wayne Hsiung is being tried in court for rescuing a sick baby goat from a ranch in North Carolina that raises goats for meat. He risked arrest by taking the baby, named Rain, for emergency veterinary care—and today, this little goat is safe and living with a family who takes care of him. Hsiung is scheduled to go to trial on Monday, November 29, at the Transylvania County Courthouse (7 E. Main St., Brevard, NC 28712).

Goat in field


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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind