No Christmas turkey for you! A group of vegan activists formed an impenetrable human chain blocking the meat aisle at a supermarket. They also brought placards of their protest and flowers for the turkeys.
The incident took place at the Waitrose in Brighton, East Sussex in South East England. The vegan activists decided to barricade the supermarket’s meat section, preventing shoppers from packs of steak, chicken, turkey, and other meat products. In addition to that, they brought plates of blood and placards declaring “Humane murder is a lie” and “It’s not food, it’s violence.”
The vegan activists held placards and shouted at shoppers trying to reach the meat aisle.
The activists were from the Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) group, who recently staged a steakhouse protest where they made customers listen to the screams of dying cows. Although they didn’t bring the same creepy music to the supermarket, they used a loudspeaker to yell at shoppers trying to purchase meat.
“Animals are not things. Lives are not commodities. It’s time to end these cruel and bloody traditions. Take the death off your plate this Christmas,” one vegan shouted. “Animals are not things. Lives are not commodities. It’s time to end these cruel and bloody traditions. Take the death off your plate this Christmas.”
The activists also brought flowers for the dead turkeys. They informed shoppers that “birds are killed between nine and 21 weeks old when their natural lifespan is ten years.”
The protestors placed flowers on the packaged meat products.
Despite their best and arguably disturbing efforts, the vegan activists couldn’t fully prevent shoppers from buying meat. The police arrived to end the protest although no arrests were made.
A spokesperson for Waitrose later clarified that the supermarket makes sure that the turkeys are treated humanely.
“We pride ourselves on exceptional animal welfare, with our turkeys farmed to high standards at farms we know and trust,” they said. The spokesperson added that Waitrose is a holder of compassion in World Farming’s Retailer of the Year and also tops the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare.
Watch the full video below:
27-Year-Old Engineer Quits Career To Become Fish Breeder And Earns A Lot More
Success is finding your passion.
Some people thought that they have finally figured life out: study well, graduate, get a job, succeed. However, that’s not always the case.
Life, as we all know, is full of surprises and what may work for other people doesn’t automatically mean that it will work for you as well. In fact, one engineer even gave up his career to become a fish breeder instead — and he’s never been happier.
Toddler Gets Hospitalized After Playing With “Harmless” Toy From Dollar Store
Parents, be warned about cheap “non toxic” toys.
It is every parent’s worst nightmare to see their beloved child suffering in a hospital bed and that’s exactly what happened to a family from Illinois after they let their young daughter play with a toy makeup set. According to reports, they purchased the toy kit from a local Family Dollar store.
Tony Cravens, father of 3-year-old Lydia, said the child had to be brought to a hospital a day after playing with the makeup because she developed painful blisters on her face. The doctor later confirmed that the young girl indeed had an allergic reaction to the makeup.
In a lengthy post on Facebook, Lydia's parents described what happened.
Quadruplets Mom Goes After Trolls Making Fun Of Her Post-Baby Body
Nobody can mess with this fierce mommy!
The internet can be harsh on anybody, even hard-working mothers. A mother who recently gave birth to quadruplets had previously shared a photo of her post-partum body. Unfortunately, trolls immediately began making fun of the stretch marks that cover her stomach. However, the feisty mom didn't take any of the trolling lying down.
Doreen Ching is a Malaysian mother who gave birth to adorable quadruplets Jensen, Jayden, Jasper, and Jazreel. Although the loving mom is smitten with her babies, she is also aware of the effect they had on her body while she was still pregnant. When Doreen's followers asked the beauty shop owner how they could get rid of scars, she had an empowering message.
Doreen is only 23 but she's already the mother of four little children.