Animal Rights

Shoppers Give Turkey Protesters the cold shoulder

MILITANT vegans targeted supermarket giant Waitrose to protest against the sale of Christmas turkeys. Eighteen animal rights activists formed a human chain around the turkey aisle in a store in Brighton, UK, and chanted: “You can’t shop in peace when you are buying death” at customers.

The protestors were from the Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) which abandoned a protest in a steak house in the resort town when a stag party chanted back at them.

They did not have any more success at the supermarket chain after shoppers ignored them or argued with them.

One shopper called them “intellectually barren.”

Others simply ignored them and bought their Christmas turkeys anyway.

Police were eventually called and the group was led out of the store but then occupied the pavement in front of the shop and began chanting at shoppers entering and leaving.

A spokesman for Waitrose said: “We pride ourselves on exceptional animal welfare, with our turkeys farmed to high standards at farms we know and trust.”

In recent weeks activists have also targeted other supermarkets, lining meat aisles at local Tesco and Lidl stores to deliver their message.

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