East Midlands Animal Rights Day Of Action

Tagged as: animal-liberation
Neighbourhoods: east midlands

Saturday 15th saw the first East Midlands Animal Rights Regional Networking Day Of Action (in a quite a while).

Activists from around the region including half a dozen from from the newly re-launched Leicester Animal Rights and including delegations from Nottingham Animal Rights, Derby Animal Rights and Hidden England Animal Rights converged in Leicester to say "howdy", and whilst they were about it to join in on a few local campaigns..

 

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Saturday 15th saw the first East Midlands Animal Rights Regional Networking Day Of Action (in a quite a while).

Activists from around the region including half a dozen from from the newly re-launched Leicester Animal Rights and including delegations from Nottingham Animal Rights, Derby Animal Rights and Hidden England Animal Rights converged in Leicester to say "howdy", and whilst they were about it to join in on a few local campaigns..

The day was a phenomenal success featuring:

* An anti-McDonalds demo at their busiest time.

* An anti-FoieGras demo which resulted in the restaurant removing this monstrosity from their menu (after maybe 45 mins of the protest).

* An anti British Heart Foundation demo, (a ticklier one, this, but highlighting to their customers that this charity has been blacklisted by other charities for the money they invest in obscenely cruel animal experiments).

* A general information stall which lasted throughout the day.

Public response was overwhelmingly positive especially on the anti-FoieGras action, there were no issues with the police who's presence was understated and entirely proportionate, and the mood of the activists seemed particularly buoyant for the camaraderie from neighbouring grass roots groups.

All things considered the day could not really have gone much better and observing a growing awareness among ordinary shoppers that the animal rights agenda is not, after all, anti-social (or more to the point anti-them), but rather all about moving society forward in a way that they would broadly approve of, one can only imagine that the industries which thrive on public ignorance (e.g. all industries which abuse animals), must surely be finding themselves with less and less room to manoeuvre.

Bring on 2013...