Reflections on Rebellion – How People Power can Take the World By Storm The recent documentary Rebellion tells the story of how Extinction Rebellion went from a vision to a global movement. This blog post reflects on the theory of change behind both Extinction and Animal Rebellion and how we can build transformative people power. What if I told you that one book held the answers to achieving positive social change? Would you believe me? When I first picked up a book that claimed to do just that, I was sceptical. I was at a stage of my life where, after becoming aware of the scale of injustice affecting animals, humans and our planet, I was increasingly desperate for any[…]
Protestors block London’s last slaughterhouse to demand community gardens
Animal Rebellion campaigners are calling for an end to the last slaughterhouse in London in a protest against climate change and animal suffering. Early this morning, Gardens Not Slaughterhouses campaigners blocked the trucks coming out of the Kedassia chicken slaughterhouse in East London, disrupting its operations. The protestors have climbed an empty truck, preventing it from leaving. Those involved said that they waited for the chickens to be taken inside before blockading the entrance so as to not prolong their suffering, but are now disrupting the operations of Kedassia slaughterhouse. Miranda Whelan, a spokesperson for Animal Rebellion, said “We need to build a just and sustainable future by replacing slaughterhouses, which kill gentle and intelligent animals and damage the environment,[…]
Animal Rebellion paints the Marine Stewardship Council red to demand the end of fishing
Four people have sprayed the headquarters of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) blood red, to call on the organisation to stop certifying the fishing industry and support a just transition to sustainable industries. Protestors from the non-violent direct action group Animal Rebellion used modified fire extinguishers to spray the building red, before sitting down in the paint holding placards reading Protect the Seas – End Fishing and MSC – Stop Certifying Destruction. Orla Coghlan, a spokesperson for the organisation who attended the action today, said: “Evidence has shown that our oceans could be empty as soon as 2048 because of fishing. The MSC has a responsibility in their claims to be sustainable. They have a duty to revive the ocean[…]
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[…]