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What a weekend! Activists scaled the roof of the Nationwide Beef Expo – Ayrton Cooper, Campaigns Supervisor


On Saturday 28 Might, dozens of courageous activists fled to Darlington and carried out the most important motion of its form in opposition to an agricultural occasion in years! The Nationwide Beef Affiliation’s ‘Beef Expo’ was alleged to be a celebration of the ‘Better of British’, however Animal Justice Venture made nationwide information by gate-crashing the occasion to indicate farmers that there isn’t a future in ‘beef’ and extra importantly, no future in animal agriculture.

With a transparent message, activists demanded an finish to animal farming by scaling the roof of Darlington Farmers Public sale Mart, a brand-new state-of-the-art constructing the place the ‘Beef Expo’ was its first main occasion since opening. The public sale trades in over 250,000 animals yearly, from cows to sheep to horses, which highlights the grotesque commodification of animals.

Hundreds of thousands of individuals have been reached this weekend by way of the motion itself, social media and nationwide and regional media shops!

CHECK OUT THE MEDIA COVERAGE!

NATIONAL
BBCITVUnbiasedThe GuardianMail On-lineNight NormalSky InformationCategorical.

REGIONAL
The Nationwide ScotDarlington & Stockton InstancesMorning StarNorthern EchoBridport InformationDenbigshire Free PressPlanet Information PublishWiltshire InstancesNice Driffield RadioFarming LifeThe Northern FarmerCheshire StayIlkley GazetteTrendsWideYork PressChronicle StayShropshire StayThat is Native LondonBelfast TelegraphWales On-lineDevon StayFarmers WeeklyThe ArgusThat’s FarmingLeigh JournalBeef CentralNixolympia InformationYahooAlloa AdvertiserBracknell InformationWandsworth InstancesIrish Farmers Journal.

5 inspiring activists have been arrested because of this motion, all of whom are residence and secure once more. The motion doesn’t finish right here for these activists; they may now await any potential costs, which can take many months. The bravery of those folks has allowed this unimaginable stunt to happen and for the message of veganism to attain tens of millions of members of the general public.

Years of undercover investigations on British farms illustrate the routine and systematic exploitation of animals, alongside a historical past of the trade and authorities not solely turning a blind eye to breaches of laws that already do little or no to guard animals on farms, however persevering with to plough public cash into funding it.

Animal agriculture has no future and reveals like these can’t be allowed to proceed with out being challenged. The urgency to oppose these industries has by no means been so essential.

Will you donate right now to fund additional campaigning work in opposition to this monstrous trade?

The longer term is vegan!

This motion confirmed farmers that there’s a resistance to the systematic commodification and exploitation of animals which they revenue from. Collectively we will create a extra compassionate society the place human and non-human animals can coexist peacefully.

Thanks to each single one in every of you who attended the occasion, shared our content material on social media or instructed family and friends about it. 

As all the time,

For the animals.

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