Vegan Activists Bring Slaughterhouse To A Standstill
A UK slaughterhouse was forced to temporarily shut down today as vegan activists staged a protest outside.
Eleven protestors blocked the entrance to the Tulip meat-processing plant in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester. The group later chained themselves to the gates and to concrete blocks.
“Gentle, clever, emotional animals”
The animal rights group — Smash Speciesism — has asked the company to stop killing pigs and transition to plant-based food production.
“Pigs are gentle, clever, emotional animals who deserve the right to life, just like any other individual,” said an activist from the group.
Tulip called the protest “an inconvenience to operations,” and claimed its “main concern is ensuring the welfare of the animals in our care and the safety of our people, which this activity has directly put at significant risk.”
Approximately twelve hours after the protest began, all of the activists were cut free and arrested by police.
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Vegan Activists: Smash Speciesism
Smash Speciesism is a vegan activist group using direct action to fight back against the meat industry.
“We’ve all had enough of abuse, of needless greed and of objectifying animals like they are goods” say the group on its Facebook page.
“We are unwilling to take it any longer, we take over and shut you down.”
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