How is this not an insurgency?
Stealing a podium is an insurgency, but shutting down McDonald’s is… a legitimate act of resistance against burgers?
Animal rights protesters have set up blockades at four McDonald’s distribution centres across Britain, which they say will impact about 1,300 restaurants.
Activists from Animal Rebellion used trucks and bamboo structures to blockade distribution sites at Hemel Hempstead, Basingstoke, Coventry and Heywood from about 4.30am on Saturday, the group said.
Locked on for workers rights, animal justice & to end the climate emergency. We take action to let global corporations know they have to change.
— Animal Rebellion (@RebelsAnimal) May 22, 2021
The group wants McDonald’s to commit to becoming fully plant-based by 2025. Animal Rebellion said it would remain at the sites for at least 24 hours, causing “significant disruption” to the company’s supply chain.
In a video on Twitter, a protester in Coventry said the demonstration “feels like the absolutely right thing to do”.
She added: “We are in the middle of a climate and ecological emergency and we are still consuming huge quantities of meat on a scale that is just not sustainable for our planet.”
An Animal Rebellion spokesperson, James Ozden, said the action was aimed at calling out the animal agriculture industry for its part in the global climate crisis.
“The meat and dairy industry is destroying our planet: causing huge amounts of rainforest deforestation, emitting immense quantities of greenhouse gases and killing billions of animals each year,” he said.
“The only sustainable and realistic way to feed 10 billion people is with a plant-based food system. Organic, free-range and ‘sustainable’ animal-based options simply aren’t good enough.”
That’s where these people lose me.
I support “sustainable” meat not because I’m worried about cow farts changing the weather, but because it is so much healthier. But these people don’t care about health. All they care about is their lunatic weather-changing agenda, which is a total fantasy made up by Al Gore and a group of United Nations lunatics who think they’re going to become cyborgs.
What we need to do is massively reduce the global population by… peacefully convincing… the Africans to have fewer children.
They’re livestreaming themselves doing things that I’m quite certain are illegal, without any consequences