From No Compromise Magazine:
"Activist Jailed for Holding "Bull-Hook" at Circus Protest
On Wednesday, July 16, in LA Superior Court, Pamelyn Vlasak was taken into custody of the county jail for 30 days. She was convicted in 1999 for possessing a wooden stick (a bull hook) at a circus demonstration, violating an obscure city ordinance. Her appeals were exhausted last month in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Pam is hunger striking while being held in isolation at the LA County Jail, and is being denied visitors and phone calls. The temperature of the jail is so cold the deputies are wearing fleece jackets, but she has a wet mattress and no towel or blankets. This despicable, inhumane treatment is in retaliation for her resistance to the system, by refusing to eat the flesh of animals while imprisoned for her beliefs in humanity towards animals.
Please call the jail at (213) 473-6100 or (213) 473-6080, ask for the supervisor or watch commander, and inquire as to why Pamelyn Vlasak (#7768819) is being treated in such a terrible manner. Demand the release of this nonviolent protester!"
"Pamelyn was unceremoniously
and secretly released from LA Conty Jail tonight about 6:30pm by the neo-fascist
regime that imprisoned her for a week for utilizing her free speech to educate
the public about the suffering of animals in the circus.