Extinction Rebellion affiliated group ‘Animal Rebellion‘ has set demands for the franchise to go plant based by 2025.
The animal rights group Animal Rebellion, a vegan platform described as for using “nonviolent civil disobedience” blockaded four major Mcdonald’s distribution centres at Basingstoke, Hemel Hempstead, Heywood and Coventry at approximately 04:30am.
The group, which is affiliated with Climate Change outlet ‘Extinction Rebellion‘ is relatively unknown but they have consistently protested against both animal cruelty and the consumption of meat based products. In the past they have set up protests disrupting activities at locations including The Department of Agriculture and Billingsgate Fish Market.
Using bamboo rods, a large van and banners the group have stopped entry and exit to some of Mcdonald’s major distribution centres with a particular demand.
In a press release they said: “These protests happening across the country are calling out the animal agriculture industry for their part in the global climate crisis, by causing economic disruption to the McDonald’s supply chain. Around 50 protestors are using trucks and bamboo structures at four locations to stop lorries from leaving depots, with messages such as “Meat & Dairy = Climate Crisis” and “Plant-Based Food System!”. They intend to stay for at least 24 hours and cause a large-scale disruption to the McDonald’s supply chain, where restaurants may suffer a shortage of stock.”
Spokesman for the group, James Ozden said: “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.”
“The only sustainable and realistic way to feed ten billion people is with a plant-based food system. Organic, free-range and ‘sustainable’ animal-based options simply aren’t good enough.”
The group has demanded that the company turn fully plant based by 2025.