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· Dutch pig farm protest ended quickly
… An occupation of a pig farm in the Netherlands was terminated by the police after an hour, according to a report in the Dutch media…
· AU: Marching vegans target restaurant-goers in Perth ‘walk-through’
… Protesting vegans holding screens displaying heinous acts of animal cruelty have been filmed confronting bewildered restaurantgoers in a Perth suburb…
Dutch pig farm protest ended quickly
By Alistair Driver, Pig World (UK)
May 14, 2019
An occupation of a pig farm in the Netherlands was terminated by the police after an hour, according to a report in the Dutch media.
The action was organised by Meat the Victims, the protest group that targeted a Lincolnshire farm in early March when 100 people occupied a sow house for most of the day and a similar number protested outside.
Dutch news outlet AD said the action near Boxtel was quickly terminated by order of the mayor. A mobile unit of police entered the shed being occupied to remove the activists, with a number of arrests made.
Dutch pig farmers came together to launch a counter demonstration as the action was taking place. That was quickly ended, too, according to the report.
‘Meat the Victims’ said they wanted the occupation to draw attention to poor animal welfare they claim was kept hidden from Dutch society. A spokesperson said many animals on the farm were ‘in a bad way’.
Minister Carola Schouten (Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality) described the occupation as ‘unacceptable’ on Twitter She said farmers should be able to do their work ‘without having to constantly look over their shoulder and be intimidated’...
Marching vegans target restaurant-goers in Perth ‘walk-through’
Ben Graham, news.com.au
via Herald Sun (AU) - May 12, 2019
WARNING: Distressing images
Protesting vegans holding screens displaying heinous acts of animal cruelty have been filmed confronting bewildered restaurantgoers in a Perth suburb.
Dozens of animal rights activists from the group Direct Action Everywhere formed a long line as they took to the streets of Leederville on Friday evening and confronted diners with screens and placards.
Footage of the “walk-through” on Facebook shows the activists trying to confront people about animal slaughter as they walked out of restaurants.
“Male calves are slaughtered as young as six weeks old simply because they don’t produce milk,” one female activist said.
“Chicks are blended alive in a macerator or gassed to death simply because they don’t produce eggs.
“Animals don’t want better lives, they want freedom. We have a choice the animals don’t.”
The same group targeted a Perth McDonald’s restaurant in September, when they took a dead piglet in a basket into the fast food chain and placed it on the counter.
Other activists taking part in the protest duct taped their mouths and held signs saying “animals are not ours to use” while another vegan addressed customers with a megaphone...
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