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Butcher Swings Raw Meat At Vegan Protestors
When the butcher pulls out a pig head, even non-vegans might get squeamish. Do you think he went too far?
Grace Eire
10.12.18

As humans on this earth, it’s important to stand up for what you believe in. It can be scary at times, even dangerous. But if we didn’t fight for our morals, it would be a sad, sad world.

When a group of vegans in England decided that they were going to stand up for what they believe in, they put themselves in a potentially dangerous situation.

Vegans are known for being very passionate about their beliefs. Wanting justice for all animals, they don’t consume any kinds of animal products in an effort to withdraw their support of the meat and dairy industries. Both industries are horrific in terms of how they treat animals, there’s no way around that.

It’s one thing to have a family farm and to live off of the land and livestock, it’s another to put living things in tiny cages.

A woman named Ginette Lindstrom, along with some fellow vegans took it upon herself to organize a peaceful protest at a meat market in Leeds.

Equipped with nothing but some signs and their beliefs, they lined up outside of a butcher’s station.

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As you can imagine, things escalated quite quickly. Some vegans and vegetarians are able to accept other’s choices, and some meat eaters aren’t bothered by someone else’s choice to avoid animal products. However, in this particular situation, you can bet your bottom dollar that it’s not going to end well.

The group intended to have a silent, peaceful protest. But, reportedly, as soon as the butchers saw the group walking towards them, verbal assaults started to fly.

But it wasn’t only words that were tossed about during this altercation.

At one point, a butcher came out from behind the counter and started swinging raw meat at Lindstrom and her fellow protestors.

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Allegedly, when the meat was swung about, it splattered blood on the group of vegans, and, at one point, a piece of raw meat was shoved into someone’s mouth.

Now, whatever your dietary beliefs are, I think it’s safe to say that all sensible human beings would argue that the butcher’s actions were a bit uncalled for. There was no need to swing raw meat at the group of protesters, let alone force some into someone’s mouth.

In the midst of all of this, Lindstrom thought to take out her camera and record.

“I felt it was important to start recording live to capture the moment and so that people could see that we remained peaceful at all times and in case of physical assault or further verbal abuse.”

Currently, the police are investigating the situation. But, in the video below, you can see for yourself and make your own judgment call about who was in the wrong here.

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This is an extreme example of how important it is to hear each other out and to have peaceful debates about important subjects such as this one. It’s the only way that we’ll ever be able to make improvements!

While it’s nearly impossible to think that everyone will suddenly stop eating meat, it’s much more plausible that peaceful protests, as this one was meant to be, will lead to improvements within the meat and dairy industries.

Animals deserve to be treated humanely, and their lives deserve to be respected and acknowledged.

No need to swing blood meat at folks simply trying to improve our planet! To add insult to injury, the butcher brought out a pig head to display out in the open.

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These vegan protesters had meat swung at them by a butcher!

These vegan protesters had meat swung at them by a butcher!

Posted by Daily Mail on Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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By Grace Eire
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Grace Eire is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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