A group of vegan demonstrators who describe themselves as ‘animal liberationists’ have invaded a cattle farm.
During the weekend (March 24), about 100 demonstrators entered the Queensland farm to “fight for animal liberation,” to film themselves and post the images on social media afterwards.
The demonstrators wore a white overalls covered in black shirts with ‘Meat the Victims’ on them and across Queensland Feedlot and Dairy after a farmer chased them.
Shocking images of the events of the day were posted online by the vegan animal activist Leah Doellinger, who made the Meat the Victims movement.
In the video you can hear the farmer shouting at the protesters to “get rid of my damn country,” before they shout, “don’t go on.”
Leah then replies, saying:
You hurt animals here, we are here to show the truth of what you are hiding. The only reason you are angry is because you have something to hide.
The protesters then walk across the farm before they find three dead cows that have been shot; the camera turns to the animals before the farmer says that they have been shot ‘humane’.
On her Instagram page, Leah described how the group was initially blocked by three farmers who threatened and followed them. After they climbed the fence, the demonstrators found the three dead cows.
Lot feeder David McNamee told Daily Mail Australia that the demonstrators’ actions were disturbing to his family and had endangered his cattle.
The footage was also shared by the Animal Activist Collective on Instagram, which included a Leah comment that the group had a “strong moral standard” to show people how animals are alike.
In today’s society there are animals that do not receive the same respect and dignity that we give to others, and that we demand of ourselves as humans. This is a form of discrimination called ‘speciesism’ and we are here today to challenge the current speciesistic mindset in society.
This type of resistance tries to resist oppressive systems that other animals have seen reducing to ‘things’; products, food, items to be bought and sold.
By taking a strong moral stance, we hope to draw attention to this problem, which in turn allows people to ‘eat’ the victims of their choice, and see that although other than us, other animals are equal in their ability to to feel us.
The animals do not need better welfare standards or conditions, they must be freed, they need people to live vegan.
A police spokeswoman confirmed that Daily Mail Australia did not make any arrests.