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Animal Freedom Movement Supporters Liberate 5 Beagle Puppies in a Second Day of Action Against MBR Acres Beagle Farm

In the early hours of this morning, Animal Freedom Movement (AFM) occupied the Marshall BioResources’ (MBR) puppy farm in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, for the second day in a row. The group, a project supported by Animal Rebellion, successfully liberated 5 beagles, who otherwise would have likely been used and eventually killed in animal testing experiments. The Animal Freedom Movement first took action yesterday against MBR Acres in a mass trespass, demanding that MBR shut down the facility and rehome the dogs. They also called on the British government to commit to phasing out all animal testing and sale of animal-tested products by 2025. Dr Lindsay Marshall, biomedical science advisor to the Humane Society International UK, has recently stated “The UK cannot expect to[…]

Animal Rebellion claim they’re going to cause “Large scale material disruption to the supply of dairy”

Direct action group Animal Rebellion, who earlier this month disrupted the Queen’s Jubilee1 and Epsom Derby2, have released a launch video3 for their new campaign.  In the video, the group outline their demands for a transition to a plant-based future where workers are supported to move away from the “destructive industries” of meat, dairy, and fishing. They claim that the land freed up by such a shift should be devoted to rewilding to draw-down carbon from the atmosphere and restore biodiversity.  The group claim they are targeting dairy as a key contributor to the climate and ecological emergencies: promising to cause “large scale material disruption to the supply of dairy” in the month of September.  Spokesperson for the campaign, Emma[…]

Protestors Disrupt Epsom Derby In A Call For An End To Animal Exploitation

At approximately 4:25 pm 6 women, protestors from the group Animal Rebellion, entered the course at  Epsom with sashes reading “Animal Justice”. They do so on the 109th anniversary of the suffragette Emily Wilding Davison throwing herself in front of a horse at the same course. Animal Rebellion is demanding an end to horse racing, all forms of animal exploitation, and instead a transition towards a plant-based food system and animal justice. Protestors from Animal Rebellion stormed the Epsom Derby to disrupt the race and urge for an end to animal abuse and, instead, a transition to a fair and compassionate plant-based future. This comes just 2 days after the group disrupted the Platinum Jubilee in an effort for Royal land[…]

Animal Rebellion Disrupts Platinum Jubilee To Demand A Plant-Based Future And Rewilding Of Royal Land

25 supporters of Animal Rebellion have disrupted the ‘Trooping The Colour’ event as the Queen’s procession made its way towards Buckingham Palace. They are doing so due to the Crown’s inaction on the climate emergency and their continued support for meat, fishing, and dairy, a leading contributor to climate breakdown [1]. The Crown is one of the largest landholders in The UK [2] and has had decades to transition to plant-based farming and rewilding but has chosen not to. During the opening of the Platinum Jubilee weekend, Animal Rebellion disrupted the royal procession on Pall Mall. This comes after the group dyed the Buckingham Palace fountains red last August [3]. The group are urging for an immediate transition to a plant-based future and rewilding.[…]

Dairy: An Industry Built on Destruction

No doubt about it, April was a hard month for most of us. With the cost of living crisis pricing people out of existence, the war in Ukraine causing untold suffering as well as contributing to food crises across the world and extreme weather ‘testing the limits of human survivability’ in India and Pakistan, it’s already feeling like 2022 is going to be a year of struggle and hardship. Amidst all of this, there’s one thing that is probably far from most people’s minds right now,  but which is shaping up to be a power play between big business and the consumer which has the potential to reshape our entire food system. That thing is, the price of milk.  While[…]

Ex-RSPCA trustees urge charity to take lead on plant-based transition

An Animal Rebellion delegation that included two ex-RSPCA trustees has met with the RSPCA to press the charity to back a fair transition to a plant-based food system for animals and the planet. The meeting was with senior RSPCA officers at the charity’s head office in Southwater, West Sussex.  The Animal Rebellion team comprised former vice-chair of the National RSPCA, former board member of RSPCA Assured and former branch trustee, Jane Tredgett; former RSPCA branch trustee, Martin Whybrow; and Animal Rebellion spokesperson, Harley McDonald-Eckersall.  Animal Rebellion is pressing for the UK’s oldest and largest animal welfare organisation to officially come out in support of transitioning to a plant-based system.  Jane Tredgett said: “There are so many reasons for the RSPCA to help the[…]

“Factory Farming is Fuelled by Oil”, say Environmental Campaigners

Campaigners from the Scrap Factory Farming campaign and direct action organisation Animal Rebellion staged a demonstration outside the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in London today (Thursday, 14/04/2022) to highlight the link between factory farming and oil. Prop barrels of oil were placed in front of the building with a plant-based oil-like substance seen leaking from them. Cow hoofprints and chicken footprints were seen in the oil leading from the front of the building to the staff entrance. Protestors stood outside were handing out fliers and holding placards with slogans like “Defund Oil. Scrap Factory Farming”. A spokesperson for the action, Robert Gordon, said: “Factory farming is fuelled by oil. A huge amount of land and oil-based fertilisers[…]

Plant-Based Universities campaigners drop banners on 3 London universities highlighting climate crisis

Students from 3 prestigious universities have unfurled large banners and let off non-toxic smoke flares at key university locations in order to confront their institutions on their cafes and restaurant’s impacts on the climate. The students say they plan to remain in place for one hour before peacefully dispersing. Sofia Carolina Fernandes Pontes, 25, student at London Metropolitan has said “It’s simple, universities have to act on the climate crisis and that begins with their menus. We know that industries like meat, fish, and dairy are driving climate collapse, deforestation, and ocean dead zones. This is all whilst we produce enough to feed ten billion people, yet have hundreds of millions starving all over the world because of our woefully[…]

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[…]

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