We declared ourselves in open rebellion against the UK government on August 17th 2019, whilst occupying Trafalgar Square with 10,000 people. The energy was electric and this was only the beginning. Over the next few weeks, we reforested Parliament Square as a symbolic act for the burning Amazon rainforest. We spray-painted the Old Bailey, the UK Central Criminal Court, to highlight their gross inaction on the climate emergency. Next, came the Rebellion.
On the 7th of October, 1,500 people took over Smithfields Market, the oldest meat market in the UK, to transform it into a hopeful and joyous vision of a plant-based future. This temporary utopia highlighted the world we want to create, one where animals, farmers and people live together harmoniously whilst respecting planetary boundaries. The reception of Animal Rebellion showed the hunger for a movement that was finally telling the truth about the impact of animal farming and fishing on our planet. We generated national and international news coverage, with Animal Rebellion groups springing up all across the globe. Finally, the elephant in the room was being addressed.
Animal Rebellion has held two mass rebellions, where we occupied streets and took part in civil disobedience for more than one week on each occasion. Find out what actions we took and why, and what our achievements were.
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Now, we are working relentlessly to build our movement. So come and join us. Rebel for life. For the planet. For the animals. For our children’s children’s futures. There is so much work to be done.