UK: Vegan activists dump gallons of milk in supermarkets to protest animal husbandry

Vegan activists have caused a stir in some supermarkets in the UK.

UK: Vegan activists dump gallons of milk in supermarkets to protest animal husbandry

Vegan activists have caused a stir in some supermarkets in the UK. Members of the Animal Rebellion movement opened cartons of milk in stores and spilled liters of milk on the floor. The action was obviously planned: the activists were at work simultaneously in five supermarkets in London and three other shops in the rest of the country.

The animal welfare movement wanted to emphasize their demand for a return to purely plant-based products. The action was "an act of protest against the brutality and destruction of the dairy industry," said Animal Rebellion on social media. The activists are calling on the British government to stop promoting animal husbandry.

They did not let themselves be stopped by protests by employees and customers in the supermarkets. The campaign has been the subject of controversy on the Internet. While some consider drastic measures to be right to draw attention to the perceived grievances, some vegans are also critical of the approach.

There is talk of "vandalism" and "riots". The rising prices for food also add an aftertaste to the protest action - in such a situation, can one carelessly spread milk on the floor?

However, the activists are not open to the argument of food waste. "The milk is wasted the second it doesn't benefit the calf," claimed an Animal Rebellion representative. It is "largely accepted" in science that a switch to a purely plant-based nutritional system is necessary.

Since the government is not listening, the movement has decided to act: "Because with so much at stake, what other options do we have?" The group also attaches great importance to the fact that the protests are always peaceful.

Nevertheless, the campaign does not meet with much understanding from politicians and consumers. Edinburgh Labor Councilor Scott Arthur tweeted: "There needs to be a serious debate about the environmental impact of the food we eat but it is not. Thanks to the staff who have had to clean up this mess. "

Sources: Animal Rebellion on Twitter / Scott Arthur on Twitter

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