In March, Animal Defense League activists Pamelyn Ferdin and Natalie Norcross were acquitted on charges of illegally demonstrating outside of the home of Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn. Following their acquittal, Ferdin and Norcross announced they were filing a $3 million lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles claiming that it violated their civil rights in arresting them.
As this site noted last summer, the Animal Defense League has targeted LA’s mayor and those who work in the city’s six animal shelters. The ADL wants LA’s shelters to become no-kill, which the city argues would be far too expensive (according to the ADL’s figures, the city kills 50,000 animals annually).
Animal-Rights Activists Sue City. Blair Clarkson, Daily Journal, March 23, 2005.
San Pedro TWO trial VERDICT IN!. Press Release, Animal Defense League, March 18, 2005.