Victory for puppy mill protestors in California! »
A bit of good news for a change! Best Friends Animal Society had a victory against a mall and their evil, puppy-selling pet shop Barkworks. Los Angeles County Superior Court previously ruled that protestors could be relegated to a far-off corner of the mall and couldn’t protest around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Then the California Court of Appeal was like, WTF? That’s BS! The protestors are exercising free speech! Except they said it more like this: “In general, the right of free speech in California entitles a person or group to protest a business in a shopping mall within aural and visual range of that business with no blackout days.” This rules!
This doesn’t just rule for animals though! As Best Friends’ attorney explains, ‘[it’s] a victory for every protester targeting any store in any mall throughout California, as the same rules apply throughout the state.” As someone who’s been illegally arrested for protesting (the death penalty—see, I have other interests), I’m like, hell yeah! Let’s go protest something! I can’t decide which store at the mall to protest first but I’m thinking of protesting Cinnabon. They aren’t vegan, and that makes me mad. They always make me smell their stupid buns that I can’t eat! They are infringing on my right to free-smell. This aggression will not stand!