Shocking new developments in the Open Rescue Trial in Sonoma County, California. Numerous animal activists were initially arrested for the rescue of about 70 chickens and ducks from 3 factory farms in 2018 & 2019. They say they have the legal right to rescue suffering animals. Now, only ONE defendant remains, charged with conspiracy and trespassing, Wayne Hsiung, co-founder of Direct Action Everywhere, a large animal rights organization considered a threat to the meat industry. Is the government trying to “cut the head off the snake” as one prosecutor is alleged to have declared? Why is the defense gagged and defense witnesses forced to appear in court, prior to the start of trial? Our expert panel includes former Manhattan Assistant DA Nathan Semmel, TheirTurn’s Donny Moss, OMG! LA host Michelle Celestino, Animal Alliance’s Ellen Dent, Action Hour’s Lindsey Baker and DxE’s Carla Cabral, LIVE at the courthouse. UnchainedTV’s Jane Velez-Mitchell hosts this panel.