WAV Comment – the Conservatives who are supposed to be led by Boris Johnson and have a large majority in parliament which can vote through legislation; have routinely failed in their protection of animals. They have done nothing to stop Badger killings; have done nothing to stop live exports, despite their own CAWG harping on about how terrible it is, but again not doing anything about it; and they have done nothing to stop trophy hunting and more. From all this it can be deduced that the Conservatives and Mr Johnson are all talk and in reality; NO action. People dont forget.
Animal rights activists turn Trafalgar Square’s fountains blood red and claim coronavirus could have been averted if humans stopped eating meat – as police arrest two for criminal damage
All photos via Daily Mail newspaper.
- Animal Rebellion dyed waters of Trafalgar Square’s fountains red today
- Protesters claim coronavirus crisis could have been prevented by going vegan
- Activists are demanding end to ‘climate-destructive and exploitative industries
Two activists have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after the waters of Trafalgar Square’s fountains were dyed blood red.
Animal Rebellion are claiming the coronavirus crisis was caused by eating meat and the activists called for an end to ‘climate-destructive and exploitative industries’ which they claim caused the pandemic.
Demonstrators held placards reading ‘the government has blood on their hands’ as they waded knee-high into the red waters today.
Photographs show a female activist standing knee high in the red water wearing a face mask and holding a pink placard.
She was then approached by Metropolitan Police officers who talked her out of the fountains before escorting her away.
London Metropolitan Police said: ‘Two people have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage following an incident at the fountains in Trafalgar Square earlier today.
‘They remain in custody. ‘
Animal Rebellion tweeted: ‘Animal Rebellion have now dyed the Trafalgar Square fountains red, symbolising the blood that is on the hands of the UK Government.
‘We are here today to demand that the government prevent future pandemics by ending animal farming and transitioning to a plant-based food system.
‘This crisis could have been prevented.
The science tells us that 3 out of every 4 new infectious diseases originate from animals.
‘The UK Government must protect the people, not support climate-destructive and exploitative industries’.
Stephanie Zupan, a representative of Animal Rebellion said: ‘The Government must now begin a transition towards a plant-based food system, or risk future zoonotic pandemics of catastrophic proportions.’
Animal Rebellion said the action was coordinated with protests in 20 cities, including Bristol, Brighton and New York.
Kieran Blyth, another representative for the group, said: ‘These unsatisfactory and dangerous measures will only increase the risk of future pandemics.
‘The Government are playing with the potential of tens of thousands more deaths.’
Boris and the Conservatives continue to slaughter badgers.
Boris and the Conservatives continue to fail on live animal transport.
Boris and the Conservatives continue to fail on trophy hunting legislation.
Conservatives on a good day.
Thumbs up Boris – you should be ashamed !