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Vegan Protestor Tackled By Farmers While Trying To Preach About Animal Rights

Stewart Perrie

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Vegan Protestor Tackled By Farmers While Trying To Preach About Animal Rights

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@vganbootyy

A vegan protestor has been manhandled by staff at the Perth Royal Show after she tried to preach about animal rights. You can watch what happened below:


Tash Peterson stormed into a livestock event and held a sign urging people to stop eating meat and prevent the agricultural industry from killing animals.

She called on the audience to avoid the industry's 'brainwashing and propaganda' that 'celebrates and glamourises animal abuse, slavery and murder'.

"These gentle and innocent beings are going to be brutally murdered and shot in the head," she shouted. "They're just as gentle and loving as beloved dogs and cats."

However, her protest didn't last long.

Credit: Instagram/@vganbootyy
Credit: Instagram/@vganbootyy

Event organisers swooped in and carried her away before she could preach anymore.

Following the awkward send-off, Tash posted a video of the protest onto her Instagram page and wrote alongside the clip: "Violent farmers attack animal rights activists.

"There is no doubt that these people are used to violence if this is the way they react to activists. Farmers are used to throwing baby animals around, beating them, dehorning and castrating them with no anaesthesia."

However, the Royal Agricultural Society of WA has hit back at the claim that staff were 'violent' towards her.

The organisation said Tash waded into an arena with live animals and could have injured herself.

It said in a statement: "We have trained stewards within the ring who are caring for the safety of our volunteers, our members and the safety of the animals in the ring.

"RASWA is an apolitical organisation who respects that there are many views on multiple topics and respects the right for individuals to protest.

"However, when an individual places themselves in a position where they are not safe, are creating a potentially unsafe situation for others and for the animals, it is our duty of care to intervene swiftly.

"The person in question was removed from the ring as quickly as possible to minimise any potential threat to her own, and others safety.

"We live in a democratic society and there are ways in which to voice an opinion. Placing many people in harm's way, including your own, is not a safe route."

Tash has previously said she's prepared to go to jail if it means she can continue to spread the word of veganism and shame meat eaters into changing their ways.

Topics: Australia

Stewart Perrie
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