Vegan activist group Animal Rebellion has warned consumers that it will launch a campaign this month to disrupt the supply of dairy to supermarkets and that “millions of consumers will be unable to buy dairy milk”.
The group, an offshoot of Exinction Rebellion that focuses on the environmental harms of animal agriculture, says it is staging the non-violent action in protest at the Government refusal to engage with it on transitioning to a plant-based future.
In a statement, Animal Rebellion said: “We have left with no choice but to step into civil resistance to pressure government action to preserve our futures.
“We are announcing our intentions in advance so the British public to prepare for a disruption to the milk supply this September. We apologise for any stress this may cause during a cost of living crisis, but the government are sleepwalking every single one of us into poverty, misery, and climate and ecological collapse We cannot sit by and let this happen.”
Animal Extinction says that a clear scientific consensus supports a global transition to a plant-based food system, with “freed up” land used for rewilding to boost climate change mitigation and and restore biodiversity”.
The statement continues: We have had enough of hoping the government will do the right thing. Animal Rebellion, with other movements, are rising up because we believe change is possible. We are willing to nonviolently bring it about, no matter the personal cost.
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