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“This is just the beginning”: the challenging warning from vegan activists if he avoids jail because he has entered a farm and has stolen a calf he has named Theo

  • James Warden, who broke into a farm and stole a calf, says, “This is just the beginning.”
  • The calf, which they called Theodore, was taken to an animal shelter
  • The crime was filmed on a cell phone and clips were played in court
  • The director was given a 12-month suspended prison sentence

A notorious vegan activist avoided going to jail after being found guilty of stealing a $ 1500 calf from a farm in Western Australia, but saying, “This is just the beginning.”

Direct Action Everywhere leader James Warden (25) and Arkadiusz Swiebodzinski (26) were tried in Perth Magistrates Court, charged with breaking into White Rocks dairy farm in Brunswick and stealing an 11-day-old calf in October 2018.

The court heard that Swiebodzinski was driving the car, after which Warden and Mihaela Herceg, who had previously pleaded guilty, took the calf out of an unlocked barn.

James Warden, 25, broke into a farm and stole a calf (photo) and called it Theo

James Warden, 25, broke into a farm and stole a calf (photo) and called it Theo

The calf, which they called Theodore, was taken to the Greener Pastures sanctuary in Waroona, but the authorities later brought it back to the farm.

The crime was filmed on a cell phone and clips were played in court, including a film in which Warden swung the animal over his shoulders.

On Tuesday, Swiebodzinski was fined $ 5,000 for his role.

Warden was given a 12-month suspended sentence for the crime, as well as for separately entering a Pinjarra pigsty and stealing a dead piglet, which he later demonstrated in a protest.

“This by no means means that animal rights activists will stop what we do,” Warden told reporters out of court.

“This is just the start of the Right to Rescue campaign, so you’ll hear a lot more about it.”

The director received a 12-month suspended prison sentence for the crime

The director received a 12-month suspended prison sentence for the crime

The director received a 12-month suspended prison sentence for the crime

On the first day of their trial on Sunday, Warden and Swiebodzinski posted a video on Facebook.

“What is happening today is that Arkadiusz and I are in court with multiple counts of aggravated burglary, theft, and offense, accumulating around 54 years in prison for myself and 21 years in Arkaduisz,” Warden said.

“It is important for animal rights activists to show their will for the right to rescue.”

Swiebodzinski added: ‘And no regression, we will continue. We are sorry, we will not change – the system will change. We will not change. ”

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