Whole Foods Market did not file charges against Food Empowerment Project Founder lauren Ornelas, arrested on November 16 by a Whole Foods Market manager in front of the Sebastopol store for peacefully (and legally!) leafleting.

After waiting two months to find out her fate, and showing up today at the Superior Court of California in Santa Rosa, lauren found that Whole Foods never filed charges at all. Clearly they realized that they had nothing to gain from attacking a peaceful protester who was exercising her First Amendment rights.

We are grateful that this charade is over, and we can go back to stopping Whole Foods Market from selling the meat of baby rabbits.

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