Vegans in a furious “animal rebellion” BLOCK a major UK dairy center in an anti-milk demonstration.
Vegan activists in Buckinghamshire have blockaded a dairy distribution center in an effort to encourage people to switch to plant-based alternatives.
Fifty people blocked the exit and entry of Arla’s Aston Clinton facility in Buckinghamshire. Animal Rebellion, an offshoot of Extinction Rebellion, organised the protest in an attempt to persuade the dairy manufacturer to switch to organic milk.
After arriving in the early hours of Tuesday, August 31, protestors erected bamboo structures and concrete barricades at the location.
Because Arla is the largest producer of dairy products in Scandinavia, and the Buckinghamshire factory provides 10% of the UK’s milk supply, the location became a target for the company.
It receives raw milk deliveries from 150 cars per day, resulting in an annual production of 1.1 billion litres.
Arla Foods, the UK’s largest dairy manufacturer, uses the Aylesbury location as one of its key distribution centers.
Protesters staked out the site and are demanding that the corporation switch to exclusively plant-based cuisine by 2025.
Following the availability of facts about the devastating effects of dairy farming on the climate and animals, the decision was made.
“Companies like Arla claim to be leading the way in tackling the climate crisis,” said James Ozden, a spokesperson for Animal Rebellion.
“However, until these large multinational corporations begin to really discuss the unavoidable necessity to shift our food system to a plant-based one, their statements will be meaningless.
“We don’t simply want Arla to go plant-based by 2025; we want the government to help enterprises like Arla by subsidizing a meaningful transition for workers in the meat and dairy industries to more just and sustainable alternatives.”
The Thames Valley Police put a road closure on the A41 as a result of the demonstration, in the goal of managing traffic and minimizing disruption to the surrounding residents and businesses.
“At 5.17 a.m. this morning, reports were received that a group of protestors had assembled and blocked the entrance to the dairy,” a police spokesperson stated.
“Within minutes, officers were on the scene.
“We recommend that people avoid the area and seek alternative routes.
“The road closure could last for a long time.
“Officers are on the site and will continue to communicate with the landowner and others who have come to protest.”Brinkwire Summary News”.