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Vegan fanatics vow to cripple UK’s MILK stocks – at risk of price hikes amid cost of living crisis

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Milk deliveries in Britain could be threatened by a group of vegan campaigners threatening to disrupt deliveries.

Up to 500 activists could participate in plans to block dairy depots for two weeks while demanding a switch to plant-based alternatives.

Protest group Animal Rebellion – an offshoot of Extinction Rebellion – has vowed to carry out the protest in an effort to promote its vegan agenda.

The group warned, “People are willing to do whatever it takes, nonviolently, including jail.”

Yesterday, a director of one of the country’s largest milk suppliers warned that shortages could develop if the campaign group ramps up its protest. The sun reports.

Ash Amirahmadi from Arla Foods UK said: ‘Anything that adds to operating costs will ultimately lead to increased costs for customers.

The group poured the milk one by one from the cartons in Harrods, and a woman (pictured) was heard to say, ‘Why are you doing this? It’s disgusting’

The activists attacked one of the most iconic department stores in the world by carrying out their protest at Harrods in Knightsbridge

The activists attacked one of the most iconic department stores in the world by carrying out their protest at Harrods in Knightsbridge

“We are working with the police and government to ensure it remains stocked.”

The average price of half a liter of milk has risen to 59 cents amid the cost of living crisis.

Conservative MP Alicia Kearns said: ‘These vegan militias should be subject to the full force of the law.’

Last month Animal Rebellion activists poured milk on the floor of Harrods department store in Knightsbridge and were forcibly removed by security.

Vegans on social media later condemned the group’s actions, saying they “made us look like fools” and that it was “harmful rather than helpful.”

One account started the conversation and said, ‘Am I the only vegan who was seriously disturbed rather than impressed by the Harrods milk protest?

“I’m sure there are other ways than wasting an animal product directly, I just feel like we just look hypocritical.

“Maybe I’m missing something here, but the whole thing made me sick and I feel like that’s more harmful than helpful to our cause.”

Other accounts were quick to agree, with one saying they “didn’t understand” and that “vegans look like fools.”

Another report said: ‘Just the idea of ​​that protest makes me angry.

“It’s hypocritical at best.”

Animal Rebellion members poured milk into the dining room.  Pictured is the store's roastery, which got a makeover in 2018

Animal Rebellion members poured milk into the dining room. Pictured is the store’s roastery, which got a makeover in 2018

Twitter users were also quick to point out that the protesters — who also staged sit-ins at other supermarkets and cleared shelves of milk and dairy products — were only “making a mess for the cleaners to clean up” and making it “dangerous for disabled customers.” ”.

One twitter user said: ‘You didn’t hurt the dairy industry here, you gave them a big new order.

“You hurt the employees in the store (who may be penalized for the cost of the new order), you hurt poor and food insecure customers, you made it dangerous for disabled customers.

‘What’s wrong with you?’

Another said: ‘Why do you clowns always make trouble for the working class, and are you never your own?

Other vegans on Reddit said the protest was 'embarrassing' and some said they felt 'physically ill'

Other vegans on Reddit said the protest was ’embarrassing’ and some said they felt ‘physically ill’

“You’ve just made a terrible mess that takes the cleaners ages to clean up a ridiculous errand that no one cares about but a handful of people, mostly dorks like you.”

American actor Travis Wester was also involved in the online backlash, telling Animal Rebellion, “Next time you want to send a virtue signal with perfectly good food, I recommend using it to feed the hungry.”

The video of the protest, which took place on July 27, shows the group walking to the milk section of the Food Hall in Harrods before pouring the milk one by one from the cartons onto the floor.

Members of the group resisted security to remove them, with a number of people having to physically remove the activists from the store.

In the background you can hear a woman say, ‘Why are you doing this? It’s disgusting’.

Animal Rebellion also occupied ‘The Cheese Room’ in a Waitrose store and other dairies in London and Bristol.

Twitter users strongly criticized the protesters' actions, saying it's up to 'low-paid workers' to clean up

Twitter users strongly criticized the protesters’ actions, saying it’s up to ‘low-paid workers’ to clean up

Beau King Houston, one of the protesters at Harrods, said: “We have taken this action in Harrods to show that we will not stand by as unsustainable, destructive industries destroy lives around the world.

Harrods is a symbol of the broken system we live in.

‘A system that ignores the needs and prosperity of everyone, in favor of politicians and their friends in business, but that can also be part of the transition to a better future.’

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