Animal Justice

Milk Supply To Midlands And South Of England Cut Off As Animal Rebellion Supporters Blockade 4 Key Dairy Distribution Centres

Over 100 supporters of Animal Rebellion have stopped the supply of fresh dairy across large areas of England. The distribution centres affected include Arla Aylesbury, which processes 10% of the UK’s dairy produce [1]. The distribution centres, operated by Müller and Arla, combine to process an estimated 2.6 billion litres of fresh milk yearly [2]. From 5:00 am today, groups of Animal Rebellion supporters stopped and climbed company trucks outside facilities, whilst others trespassed inside company facilities, climbing up onto milk silos and the sites’ loading bays. This comes after the group received no response to a letter delivered to Downing Street in August, warning of disruptive action in September unless progress towards their demands was made [3]. John Appleton,[…]

Animal Rebellion blocks access to fresh milk at high-end supermarkets in 4 cities as they begin sustained direct action against Government inaction on a plant-based food transition.

Between midday and 1pm on Saturday 3rd September, protestors from Animal Rebellion entered a Whole Foods store in London, Marks & Spencer’s stores in Southampton, Birmingham, and Manchester.  This comes after supporters of the group emptied out milk onto the floor of Harrods in July, gaining widespread media coverage [1]. These actions come as the government refused multiple calls for dialogue early this year [2]. Animal Rebellion is calling for the Government to support farmers and fishing communities in a transition to plant-based food production, and to use the land freed up for rewilding as part of a broader programme of wildlife restoration and carbon draw-down.   The protests involved people sitting down in the dairy and/or meat aisles of high-end[…]

Animal Rebellion Warns Consumers To Prepare for Milk Shortage This September

Animal Rebellion declares it will disrupt the supply of dairy to supermarkets all over the UK this month, impacting millions of consumers. This comes after The British Government rejected two separate calls for dialogue in May and August, respectively [1]. The animal and climate justice group claim that hundreds of people will be involved in civil resistance until there is government commitment toward their demands. Statement from Animal Rebellion:  In the first two weeks of September, Animal Rebellion will take nonviolent action to stop the supply of dairy to UK Supermarkets, meaning millions of consumers will be unable to buy dairy milk. We have spent months trying all the proper channels to engage with the Government on the scientific consensus[…]

Supporters of Animal Rebellion Deliver Demands For a Plant-Based Future To Downing Street

During the National Animal Rights March on 06/08/22, two supporters of Animal Rebellion delivered a letter to the Prime Minister, asking him to begin negotiations with the group. The letter, delivered by Nathan McGovern and Dora Hargitai, on behalf of Animal Rebellion, states that hundreds of people will engage in nonviolent direct action unless their demands are met by the end of August. The letter comes over two months after Animal Rebellion issued a statement to the Government with their demands, which has since received no response [1]. During the annual National Animal Rights March, which was attended by around 500 people, supporters of Animal Rebellion successfully handed over a letter addressed to Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Downing Street.[…]

ANIMAL REBELLION POUR MILK ON FLOOR OF HARRODS AS PART OF PLANT-BASED FUTURE CAMPAIGN

On 27/07/22, at Harrods in Central London, individuals took nonviolent action and emptied milk onto the floor before being forcibly removed by security. Climate and animal action group Animal Rebellion has targeted dairy aisles in supermarkets, including the department store Harrods, across the UK. Up to 4 supermarkets were affected in cities that include London and Birmingham. In an escalation of the Plant-Based Future campaign [1], supporters of Animal Rebellion blockaded supermarket dairy aisles and emptied milk bottles onto the floor. Kat Chan, 20, who was amongst those in Harrods, said “We are taking this necessary action because we don’t feel we have any other choice. Last week’s heatwave and wildfires showed us a glimpse of our future if we[…]

8 Protestors Found ‘Not Guilty’ after Blockading the UK’s Largest Dairy Facility

On the 31st of August, 2021, Animal Rebellion blockaded an Arla factory in Aylesbury responsible for processing 10% of the UK’s dairy1.  The climate and animal justice group claim that they occupied the road outside the site for 18 hours because the dairy industry is fuelling our climate and ecological crises.  Today, 8 of those arrested and charged with obstruction of a public highway were acquitted at High Wycombe Magistrate’s Court. The verdict comes just days after England saw a record-breaking heatwave and wildfires.  Kat, one of those acquitted, said: “Today’s verdict shows that judges are waking up to the urgency of our climate and animal emergencies. Without immediate action, we will see more extreme weather events, crop failures, and[…]

Crown Prosecution Service Drop All Charges Against Animal Freedom Movement Beagle Rescuers- Claiming “Lack of Evidence”

On 20/6/22 Ben Newman, Dan Kidby, and Beau King Houston liberated 5 beagle puppies from MBR Acres, before turning themselves in and demanding a jury trial for animal testing [1] Alongside 9 others, who were wrongly accused, they were due to attend a plea hearing for charges of burglary at Peterborough Crown Court on 19/7/22 Instead of giving the British public the chance to reject animal testing in court, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and Marshall BioRescources (MBR) have chosen to, gutlessly, back down due to “lack of evidence”. On 11/7/22 Animal Freedom Movement (AFM) released a video of 3 of the dogs shortly after liberation, showing that there is no shortage of “evidence” the CPS claims. On 8/7/22 Birds[…]

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 plans to cause “Large scale material disruption to the supply of dairy”

Direct action group Animal Rebellion, who earlier this summer disrupted the Queen’s Jubilee [1] and Epsom Derby [2], have released a launch video for their new campaign.  Hundreds of people from across the UK have now pledged to take nonviolent direct action this September. 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 call for the land freed up by such a shift to be devoted to rewilding in order to draw-down carbon from the atmosphere and restore biodiversity.  The group is targeting dairy as a key contributor to the climate and ecological emergencies: promising to cause[…]

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[…]

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