- A new animal rights campaign group is invading slaughterhouses in the UK
- They claim to use a ‘love-based approach’ focusing on ‘non-violence’
- However, some of the 24 branches have taken a different approach
- Anti-Semitic graffiti was daubed on the walls of one London abattoir
Farmers have reportedly been left unable to sleep and ‘very threatened’ after a new animal rights campaign group has started to invade slaughterhouses in the UK.
The vegan group, called The Save Movement, now has 24 branches in the UK from Cornwall in the south to Scotland in the north.
They have ‘Save groups’ in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Italy, USA, Sweden and Poland and they claim to use a ‘love-based approach’.
On its website, the movement says it focuses on ‘non-violence’ and they believe animals are individuals which have rights.
But some groups have taken a different approach and it is ‘only a matter of time’ before a protester or worker gets hurt, according to an industry spokesman.
The movement – which has a ‘zero tolerance approach to animal exploitation’ – has staged around 60 demonstrations, reports Andrew Gilligan at the Sunday Times.
And it seems the number of protesters ranges from a handful of people to more than 50 activists.
Their demonstrations included an invasion of a kosher abattoir in London and anti-Semitic graffiti was plastered on the walls.
A video of the East London Chicken Save – a branch of The Save Movement – shows activists enter the Kedassia kosher abattoir in Hackney Wick earlier this month.
They pushed past security and abused staff because they were ‘helping to kill babies’, reports the newspaper.
Police were called and a group spokesman criticised the arrival of officers.
They said the police presence stopped them ‘from liberating these innocent chickens’.
The 12-minute video, which was uploaded to YouTube, has been viewed more than 5,000 times.
A caption underneath the video said: ‘East London Chicken Save were able to get inside the slaughterhouse and the kill room.
‘The pipes were filled with guts and the stench of death and faeces was overwhelming.
‘The chickens in the truck were extremely disfigured and many had huge sores on their bodies.’
And following a second demonstration last week, anti-Semitic graffiti was daubed on the walls of a London abattoir.
A Star of David was drawn on the walls along with references to Nazism, reports the newspaper.
A spokesperson for The Save Movement told MailOnline: ‘We don’t condone discrimination of any kind, be it speciesism, racism, anti-Semitism or any other kind.
‘We don’t approve of negative graffiti or even swearing at our vigils. Nor do we condone shouting or arguing with slaughterhouse workers.
‘We see them as victims of animal agriculture also. We are there to show love for the animals, not to engage in conflict.
‘We don’t target religious slaughterhouses. Our aim is to have vigils at every slaughterhouse.
‘There is only one big slaughterhouse in London hence the vigils there but there are 24 other save groups in the UK holding vigils at one or more slaughterhouses each -these being non religious slaughterhouses.’
Lizzie Wilson, from the National Pig Association, told the newspaper: ‘It has grown up very quickly. In the main, they are a peaceful protest and entitled to their.
‘It’s when they start to become more aggressive that it’s obviously a concern.’
She added that some farmers felt ‘threatened’ and can’t sleep at night after some groups turned up at farms and slaughterhouses at night.
This resulted in extra police patrolling the areas surrounding the farms because people are worried the protests will ‘continue to escalate’, reports the paper.
A British Meat Processors Association spokesman said campaigners were jumping in front of lorries in order to get their point across.
He said: ‘It is only a matter of time before a protester of a member of plant staff is injured.’
Mail Online has approached The Save Movement for comment.
Eco Liberty Conclusion This the type of insanity from Vegan Extremist go and cause chaos also cause anxiety and insomnia to farmers. I have written a article (10 why you should reject the animals rights Movement and its Ideology) explains about their agenda and their ideology. Why each individual must speak out against the animal rights movement as the other left wing movements and political correctness. “Please Vegan extremist and animal rights activist back off we don’t need this madness!” Zero tolerance is just insane. The Save animal rights organization have a new name but their agenda and ideology is still the same as the other animal rights organization. Word speciesism is just a stupid word that word means that “speciesism is a prejudice similar to racism or sexism, in that the treatment of individuals is predicated on group membership and morally irrelevant physical differences” because each species are never the same. Having animals to be equal with humans is just stupid. The more people complain about speciesism it just going to go on and on with no end in site. Even if consuming meat and any other animal products were to be made illegal which vegan and animal rights movement are pushing for; people are still to consume meat and any other animal product; its just stupid. Please let have this madness stopped and allow farmer to enjoy their work and lifestyle of being of helping the economy.
Eco Liberty says “yes” to animal welfare but says “no” to animal rights and political correctness.