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COLUMN ONE : In the Year of the Pig, offering some comfort to the doomed

Mar 05, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

Maya Benperlas stood in the middle of busy Vernon Avenue on a chilly Sunday night as a big rig hauling pigs slowed to a halt just outside the gates of Farmer John.

Her hand shot into the air and she flashed a peace sign.

"Two minutes!" Benperlas shouted. "Two minutes!"

The 18-wheeler's driver listlessly stared ahead as about 60 animal rights activists, who had silently amassed across from the huge slaughterhouse, swarmed his double-decker livestock trailer.

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