Animal Rebellion campaigners target Waitrose in Morningside on Saturday (October 15), take milk from the counters and pour it out. When she emptied the bottle of semi- low fat one the protester said the dairy industry “responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than oil giants”.
She said, “The top four dairy companies responsible for majority of methane emissions. Milk is not suitable for human consumption. When baby calves are taken from their mothers when the mothers are forcibly impregnated…”
When a member of staff tried intervene, the woman said it was a non-violent protest. BUT second the protester said: “We have tried other democratic means, they do not work”.
Video of the incident was posted on Twitter where is he more how six million views. Responding to the gimmick, Edinburgh Labor Councilor Scott Arthur wrote: “There is a serious debate about the environmental impact. of the food we eat, but it’s not that. Well done to the staff who were left clean up this mess.”
This is included in of Animal Rebellion Coordinated Actions up as well as down UK targeting stores like Waitrose, Whole Foods and Marks and Spencer in London, Manchester, Norwich and Edinburgh around lunchtime. on Saturday.
Footage shows several protesters spill milk taken from the stalls, on to display cabinets in Harrods food hall in Knightsbridge. Other group emptying milk bottles was filmed on to floor and across the table loaded with cheeses in Fortnum and Mason in Piccadilly.
Animal Rebellion said it’s calling for plant-based future and emphasizing need to support farmers in transition to a sustainable plant-based diet system.
Lou Hadden, charity worker from Herefordshire. who joined actions at Fortnum and Mason, said: “This is not how I imagined how I would spend the weekend. Unfortunately, this violation is necessary to get those in power listen to scientists from Oxford, Harvard and the IPCC (Intergovernmental Group on Changing of the climate).
“worldx best climate scientists call for switch to plant foods system. We need bold and determined politics not the same at this time horror show we currently see.”
Skylar Sharples, international development graduated from Bristol and one of protesters in Harrods, said: “Supporters of Animal Revolt back acting because Liz Truss and Ranil Jayawardena [Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs] are again decided to ignore the calls start building better future.
“Vegetable Based future I would see beautiful world for us everything flourishes with nature and life. steps right support farmers in this transition need to begin currently.”
Additional PA reporting.
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