Vegans Storm Abattoir And Refuse To Leave Until All Animals Are Released

Polly TylerPolly Tyler in News, UK
Published 29.08.19
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Vegans have stormed an abattoir in Kent and refuse to leave until all the animals are released.

This week, vegans have stormed an abattoir in Kent, refusing to move until the animals there are freed.

Actions like these very rarely result in change. Especially at farms and abattoirs, where the workers and owners know exactly what they’re doing, and how to make sure that the animals aren’t put through unnecessary pain. Ironically, abattoirs free animals all the time, it’s just that they’re less alive and in more pieces than when they arrived!

SMASH Speciesism are an activist group who regularly attack farms and abattoirs, sharing their progress on social media.

In a video posted to Facebook, they claimed that they had targeted two buildings in the town of Tunbridge Wells “with the intention of remaining inside the building and blockading the killing of animals for as long as possible”.

SHUT DOWN SPECIESISM – WE TAKE ACTION.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – FORGE FARM MEATS ABATTOIR BLOCKADED BY ANONYMOUS ACTIVISTS. In the early hours of Tuesday, 27th of August, a number of activists accessed the slaughterhouse buildings owned by Forge Farm Meats in Tunbridge Wells. The group has locked on to machinery with the intention of remaining inside the building and blockading the killing of animals for as long as possible. Two different groups have accessed either the kill floor or the waste silos, ensuring that their eviction will need climbing police and specialised operatives that know how to cut lock ons. ��The decision to access and blockade this building has not been taken lightly. We are aware of the legal risks related to the action, but we believe there is no other chance to push systemic change. The continuous exploitation of sentient beings, treated as property, is not just immoral but unjust, and if we have to force justice by acting against the law, we will do so unapologetically. ��We are aware of the multiple charges of animal cruelty against workers in the slaughterhouse and we want to make clear that this action is unrelated to them. We don’t believe in a world where slaughterhouse workers treat the animals kindly, but in a world where slaughterhouses don’t exist. ��Last week the world was taken by storm with the news of the Amazon Rainforest being burnt for cattle grazing. With the dooming reality of climate change approaching faster than ever before and the irrefutable connection between that acceleration and animal agriculture, we find our actions justified and necessary to draw attention back to the root cause. Seeing that protests and demonstrations are being ignored and that change needs to happen fast, we have decided to take direct action against speciesism. We are not here to convince the apathetic public about diet change, we are here with the single intention of avoiding more innocent victims being brutally murdered for profit. ��Accessing the site has not been difficult as doors were left unlocked and ajar. Some activists have used tubes with multiple layers of different materials and are chained to each other. We are explaining the methodology to make one thing very clear, the situation is dangerous and could result in injuries if the correct professionals are not on site. ��We are going to remain inside of the slaughterhouse for as long as we possibly can and we are not willing to give up our opposition until Forge Farm Meats closes down for good. ��We would be willing to abandon the blockade if all animals scheduled to be killed today are transported to an animal sanctuary of our choice and if the safety and freedom of the activists is promised, without charges and without personal details. ��This is the first of many actions we are willing to take in order to combat and ultimately bring down speciesism. In a world were legality is decided upon and measured by profit, we will take direct action in the name of justice. ��Until all are free. ��Some human accomplices in the fight against speciesism.

Posted by SMASH Speciesism. on Monday, August 26, 2019

The group said: “We are going to remain inside of the slaughterhouse for as long as we possibly can and we are not willing to give up our opposition until Forge Farm Meats closes down for good. We would be willing to abandon the blockade if all animals scheduled to be killed today are transported to an animal sanctuary of our choice and if the safety and freedom of the activists are promised, without charges and without personal details.”

“The decision to access and blockade this building has not been taken lightly. We are aware of the legal risks related to the action, but we believe there is no other chance to push systemic change. The continuous exploitation of sentient beings, treated as property, is not just immoral but unjust, and if we have to force justice by acting against the law, we will do so unapologetically.”

In a detailed explanation of the stunt, the group claimed that two separate teams have accessed both the kill floor and waste silos at the slaughterhouse, thereby ensuring that “their eviction will need climbing police and specialised operatives that know how to cut lock ons”.

A Forge Farm Meats spokesperson called the protests “inconvenient and pathetic”. This may just be the best description of an animal rights protest ever. They called the police and escorted the activists off the property. One of these days, activists will visit the wrong business and have more than the police to answer to.

SMASH Speciesism said: “Seeing that protests and demonstrations are being ignored and that change needs to happen fast, we have decided to take direct action against speciesism. We are not here to convince the apathetic public about diet change, we are here with the single intention of avoiding more innocent victims being brutally murdered for profit.”

Imagine a group of people coming to your workplace, not knowing anything about the industry, but claiming that it should be shut down.

Would you listen? I doubt it.

This comes after two men ate raw liver at a vegan festival and blasted the visitors for ‘making people malnourished.’

Vegans, you just can’t keep them out of the news.

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