Non-Violent Direct Action

Animal Rebellion’s 2021 Roundup!

We’re fast approaching the end of the year, and so before 2022 begins, let’s stop and look back at all that Animal Rebellion has achieved over the last twelve months! Through a series of direct actions over the year, we have made our case for a transition to a just and sustainable plant-based food system loud and clear.  January – Saving the world one council at a time We kicked off the year with our schools and councils campaign, demanding that they do their part to encourage plant-based eating. A total of 74% of councils have declared a climate emergency, yet few are taking steps to reduce food-related emissions. How did we get on? Well, an incredible 10% of UK[…]

What Is Non-Violent Direct Action And How Will It Make Us Win?

The civil rights, votes for women, the independence of India, the end of the Apartheid… If you remove direct action arguably none of these would have happened or certainly not as fast. We can learn from their successes.

Breaking: Police Deny Basic Human Rights At ARLA Blockade

Animal Rebellion 31/08/21 – 22PM BREAKING : POLICE DENY BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS AT ARLA BLOCKADE UK’s largest dairy factory shut down for more than 19 hours Police have denied the protesters’ basic rights such as food, shelter and medications Over 350 arrests have happened during the ‘Impossible Rebellion’ around London During the early morning hours, 50 climate activists from Animal Rebellion began the blockade of an Arla factory, in Aylesbury. They are demanding the largest dairy producer in the UK to go plant-based by 2025 and to fund a just transition for its workers. The first protesters were taken away around noon, as police cutting teams arrived on site and removed activists from one of the bamboo structures. All protestors[…]

Climate Activists Blockade UK’s Biggest Milk Factory Calling For An End To Dairy

We’re not just demanding that Arla go plant-based by 2025, we’re demanding that the government supports companies like Arla by funding a just transition for workers in meat and dairy industries to just and sustainable alternatives.

ANIMAL REBELLION BLOQUE LA SEULE USINE DE BURGERS DE MCDONALDS AU ROYAUME-UNI

Animal Rebellion bloque actuellement l’unique usine de burger de McDonald’s au Royaume-Uni, qui produit 3 millions de steaks de bœuf par jour pour 3.5 millions de clients quotidiens. Les manifestant-e-s déclarent qu’ils et elles sont préparé-e-s à rester aussi longtemps qu’il le faudra pour causer une perturbation massive dans l’approvisionnement de McDonald’s et encourager les travailleur-se-s et supporters à les rejoindre dans leur occupation. Deux mois avant ce blocage, Animal Rebellion a fermé les 4 centres de distribution de McDonald’s, ce qui avait causé des pénuries de nourritures et des fermetures de magasins pour la chaîne de fast-food internationale. Animal Rebellion demande à McDonald’s de changer pour que son menu soit intégralement végétal en 2025. Animal Rebellion lance un appel[…]

Animal Rebellion Holds Blockade At McDonald’s Only Burger Factory For More Than 24H

Press release: Animal Rebellion Date: 16/07/2021 UPDATE: ANIMAL REBELLION HOLDS BLOCKADE AT MCDONALD’S ONLY BURGER FACTORY FOR MORE THAN 24 HOURS An Animal Rebellion blockade at McDonald’s only UK burger factory has halted production for over 24 hours Campaigners say they will stay as long as it takes for McDonald’s to listen and respond to their demand for a plant-based menu by 2025 A camp is set up on site with numbers rising throughout Thursday and more expected today. Animal Rebellion, a mass movement using nonviolent civil disobedience to call for a just, sustainable plant-based food system, has been camped outside OSI Food Solutions in Scunthorpe since the early hours of Thursday morning. This site is believed to make three[…]

Why We Occupy McDonald’s

Animal Rebels occupy McDonald’s to demand the fast food restaurant chain to go fully plant-based by 2025 for the animals, people and the planet. Click here to read the first press release and here to read the update after 24 hours of blockade. Our blockade showed us that around a few dozens of people can shut down one of the biggest brands in the world. We are here with solutions and ask the biggest fast-food company to transition to a sustainable and plant-based only system. A small group of people took on a giant. Why? We target McDonald’s because they are the perfect illustration of a system that unapologetically destroys animals’ bodies, society’s wellbeing, and the environment. McDonald’s is a[…]

Animal Rebellion Blockades McDonald’s Only Burger Factory

Around 100 protestors set up a blockade using trucks, tents, bamboo structures and a roof occupation in the early hours of this morning to stop the facility from distributing burgers. The protestors have said they will stay as long as it takes until McDonald’s commits to changing towards a plant-based menu. They are encouraging everyone to join the camp and protest against McDonald’s for their track record of destroying the environment, poor labour conditions and animal exploitation.

Animal Rebellion blockades McDonald’s distribution centres across the UK

Protestors from Animal Rebellion are targeting McDonald’s by blockading all four of their UK distribution centres, which supply approximately 1300 restaurants and serve 3.5 million customers each day.

Why Animal Rebellion Shut Down a Slaughterhouse

*Originally published 9 September 2020* In solidarity with SMASH Speciesism, Animal Rebellion shut down a Pilgrim’s Pride pig slaughterhouse in Manchester for a full day. Over two hours prior to opening, rebels arrived at the slaughterhouse and obstructed the gateway by locking onto concrete-filled coffins. Two rebels entered the site and climbed bravely to the top of the gassing chambers. On their arrival, Animal Rebellion informed the slaughterhouse to call their suppliers and cancel lorry arrivals for the day – these lorries would be filled with pigs arriving at their final moments of breath. Managers from Pilgrim’s Pride agreed to this condition, confirming there would be no lorries coming on-site that day. Unfortunately, later in the day, as the police began[…]

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