In March 2023 Animal Rights Activists Alexandra Paul and Alicia Santurio were acquitted by a California jury of the alleged crime of taking two sick, slaughter-bound chickens from a Foster Farms truck in Livingston, California.
Today it is my huge pleasure to share with you my conversation with actress, certified health coach and activist: Alexandra Paul.
I have long been a fan of Alexandra’s work after discovering her Switch4Good Podcast co-hosted with Olympic medalist Dotsie Bausch. After hearing of the Fosters Farms Rescue and Trial I realised just how committed Alexandra is to backing up her words with her actions.
In this chat we go behind the scenes of the trial and discuss the takeaways both good and bad.
For just a tiny smidge of Alexandra’s extensive bio: Actor Alexandra Paul has starred in more than 70 feature films and television programs, including the documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? and the hit series Baywatch. An outspoken animal lover and activist, Alexandra lives a vegan lifestyle and even has a clause in her acting contract stating that she does not use makeup tested on animals.
As you will hear today, Alexandra goes much further than not eating or wearing or using any animal products so far as aligning her actions with her values. This chat was a true joy. Please enjoy my conversation with Alexandra Paul, Accused To Acquittal, An Animal Rights Activists Learnings After The Fosters Farms Rescue and Trial.
- Alexandra’s becoming vegan story and what drives her relentless animal rights activism.
- Negotiating her acting career while staying true to her animal rights values.
- The horror faced by millions of chickens around the world just like Jax and Ethan.
- Volunteering as an animal investigator and open rescuer with Direct Action Everywhere.
- What is the Right to Rescue?
- Why did Alexandra and Alicia welcome the prosecution?
- How and why Alexandra and Alicia were acquitted.
- Alexandra’s learning’s after the The Fosters Farms Rescue and Trial.
- Does Alexandra think at the end of the trial the jury and judge understood this was not just about the petty theft of products worth $8.16 each?
- Don’t believe the propaganda: you can thrive living an abundant vegan lifestyle, even if you come from a background of restrictive eating.
I hope you loved that chat as much as I did. What an absolute warrior for the animals. I especially found it so hopeful and heartening to hear of the huge team supporting Alexandra and Alicia.
As Alexandra shared, hopefully the progress we will see soon is a trial about the animals – their worth as individuals with the right to live free – rather than a trial about two undeniably courageous and huge hearted humans.
For my podcast fans who are yet to discover Switch4Good, I recommend it. Alexandra and Dotsie have some amazing guests and their passion and relentless commitment to spreading the vegan love is contagious.Each of us needs to figure out how we are most effective as activists. Actress, certified health coach and activist, Alexandra Paul. Click To Tweet
To connect with Alexandra please head to http://alexandrapaul.com/ I also have you linked up in the show notes below.
Connect with Alexandra via her website, http://alexandrapaul.com/
Check out Switch4Good via the website, https://switch4good.org/
If you are interested in getting more active for the animals please check out Direct Action Everywhere. Direct Action Everywhere is a global network of activists working to achieve revolutionary social and political change for animals in one generation.
Alexandra mentioned the phenomenal Australian documentary Dominion:
That’s it for this week in Healthification.
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