Attacks on small businesses by vegan activists are on the rise, according to the Countryside Alliance.
Death threats, stoked by social media and encouraged by international groups of activists, have caused butchers and farmers to “live in fear.”
Marlow Butchers, in, Ashford, Kent, was targeted earlier this month by activists who daubed red paint on the doors and windows of the shop. . .
Cowardly, bullying & nasty – that’s Animal Rights activism summed up in one story. If you are anywhere near Ashford go and buy yourself a steak for the bbq from Marlow Butchers https://t.co/0KbxPaUZPy
— Tim Bonner (@CA_TimB) May 27, 2018
Tim Bonner, Chief Executive of the Countryside Alliance told The Telegraph: “There’s been an escalation of attacks on butchers, markets, and even abattoirs and it’s an extension of animal rights campaigns we have seen around other areas, using the same tactics including online abuse. . .
He said that international groups coordinate attacks which take place in the UK, explaining: “”Social media has been a catlalyst for much of this campaigning, both in terms of bringing together international groups and if they find the right independent business it does bring a lot of pressure on family businesses and farmers.” (Read more from “Butchers ‘Living in Fear’ as Vegan Attacks on the Rise” HERE)