Food Empowerment Project Founder and Director Lauren Ornelas was arrested on November 16 for participating in a peaceful, legal protest in front of Whole Foods Market in Sebastopol, California. Whole Foods Market has been selling bunny meat since May 2014, and Rabbit Advocacy Network (RAN), a coalition of rabbit rescue and humane organizations, has been working to convince the company to stop this practice. Food Empowerment Project, a vegan food justice organization, is one of RAN’s participating organizations.

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