Aussie Farmer Claims Vegan Protester Told Him Lettuce Has A Heartbeat

An angry Australian grazier - someone who rears cows - has hit out against vegan protesters in a bizarre rant during which he claims one activist told him that lettuce has a heartbeat.

Brendan Farrell, who runs a charity - the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners charity - that brings extra hay to farmers in times of drought, says that he has received angry phone calls from vegans who disagree with his job and way of life.

In the strange video, he attacked recent protests that have taken place at abattoirs across New South Wales and Queensland, as well as protesters who chained themselves to vehicles in Melbourne's Central Business District on Monday.

Luckily for everyone else, Farrell then posted the video to Facebook. In it, he said: "Vegans are going bananas. Blockades left, right and centre. Flinders Street Station [Melbourne] is in chaos. Abattoirs chained up, people locking themselves up here, there and everywhere,

"I am just gobsmacked with some of the bullshit that's coming out these people's mouths on what they are trying to achieve."

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Credit: Facebook

OK, so at this point, we know he's angry. It's only after that that things get really strange.

Farrell continued: "I answer every call because that's what I do - and the Sheila goes she didn't like the last post I done on Facebook because lettuces have got a heartbeat... Lettuce. Has. A. Heartbeat,

"Some people have just got no bloody idea. None."

Of course, at this point it is worth pointing out that we can't verify whether this call actually took place as he says. It's worth remembering that he could simply be talking out of his hoop.

Honestly though, we can be relatively sure that lettuces don't have heartbeats. That's something we can probably all agree on.

It may come as no surprise that Farrell isn't too fussed about the vegans. In fact, he seems to delight in flying in the face of their beliefs.

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Credit: Facebook

He added: "I'm out feeding cows and I can tell you what there's a steer here that's going to be bloody delicious at Christmas time. I can't wait to hook into it. That's just me. That's what we do.

"Next door neighbour's running lamb at the moment. Bet you he is licking his chops too at Christmas time. Fair Dinkum,"

Whilst this is a bit of fun, the began protests are causing quite a stir out in Australia. 39 people were arrested in Melbourne the other day. Nine more were arrested by NSW police after they chained themselves to a conveyor belt at an abattoir.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has described the protesters as "green collared criminals" and vowed to take strong action.

He told 2GB TV channel: "This is just another form of activism that I think runs against the national interest, and the national interest is being able to farm their own land,"

"I'm expecting state governments - as I'm sure they will - to do their jobs,"

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Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

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