Call in for vegan food for Joseph!


WHAT: International call-in to demand vegan meals for political prisoner Joseph Buddenberg

WHEN: Tuesday, January 31, 8:00am – 4:00pm PST

WHY: Joseph Buddenberg is currently serving a two year sentence in federal prison for Conspiracy to Violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act for being accused of freeing thousands of animals from fur farms across the United States. Joseph is vegan and not receiving vegan meals, so he is not getting a nutritionally adequate diet. Additionally, Joseph is currently in the SHU, and so has limited access to commissary to supplement meals. This is all occurring as a spokesperson for the BOP has stated that the 2017 menu was supposed to mark the beginning of vegan meal options in federal prisons. Joseph needs your help to get vegan food now and hold the prison accountable. When Joseph was at USP Lompoc and not receiving vegan meals, a call in worked to get the prison staff to meet with him and start to give him vegan meals — make that happen again with Victorville!

WHAT TO DO:  Please call the Warden at FCI Victorville and Joseph’s Unit Manager to demand that he receive the nutrition he requires. Make the calls this Tuesday to insist that Joseph gets vegan meals, and spread the word.

Call FCI Victorville Medium I and ask to speak to the Warden’s office: 760-246-2400 (press 0)

Call his Unit Manager Ms. Lyons: 760-246-2547

Sample Script: “Hi, I’m calling to ask that FCI Victorville inmate Joseph Buddenberg receive vegan meals so that his diet is nutritionally adequate. The BOP has publicly stated that vegan options are now available, and Victorville staff needs to make sure he’s receiving vegan meals, especially while he’s in the SHU.”  

For further updates, and to report any responses from the administration, contact his support committee at or visit the support website at

Thank you!

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