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  • Animal Rebellion


Updated: Oct 6, 2023


(Photo taken in Sainsbury's Smithfield Square, N8 7SA , 8:30, 10/9/22)

  • Today (10/9/22), totally empty milk shelves have been pictured in London supermarkets, preventing consumers from accessing fresh milk.

  • This comes after Supporters of Animal Rebellion took nonviolent direct action every day from 4/9/22 until 8/9/22, disrupting 7 different dairy distribution facilities [1].

  • Animal Rebellion says they have been causing significant disruption to Müller, Freshways, and Arla distribution centres for 5 days, drilling tyres of trucks, occupying silos and getting on top of company milk trucks. This has resulted in complete supply disruption.

  • Animal Rebellion announced a pause to its campaign following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, in recognition of this time of intense, mixed, emotions, yet its disruption is still felt across the UK [2].

(Photo taken at Tesco, Harlesden, NW10 8BN, 14:30 10/9/22)

Dan Kidby, co-founder of Animal Rebellion has said:

“We paused our nonviolent campaign out of respect for the British people following the news of Queen Elizabeth’s death, but the disruption we caused is still being felt across the dairy supply chain. We fully stand by our actions and are demanding government action to transition to a plant-based food system which is the key solution to the climate crisis.”

Animal Rebellion are calling for the government to support farmers and fishing communities to transition to a plant-based food system and rewild the freed-up land to draw down carbon and restore wildlife.

Nathan McGovern, Spokesperson for Animal Rebellion has said

“The cost-of-living, climate, and ecological emergencies are still being felt by millions of people in this country and across the Globe. Even though many are in a period of intense grief, we simply cannot ignore the fact that the grief and loss caused by runaway climate breakdown are felt in every corner of the planet.”

“King Charles III has an opportunity now, to lead by example. In these times of uncertainty and sadness, there is the chance to build something better. He can address the many injustices that the royal family has been complicit in and take steps towards a better world. We need support from those in power to help farmers transition to a plant-based food system, whilst beginning a mass rewilding programme. Together these would make food abundant and cheap, whilst restoring nature and bringing down carbon from Earth’s atmosphere.”

In 2018, comprehensive research from the University of Oxford showed that 76% of the land currently used for food production would be freed-up by a global transition to plant-based production [3]. This land could be rewilded and begin carbon drawdown, mitigating the worst impacts of climate breakdown. A 2019 Harvard University report on UK farmland and food production from Helen Harwatt and Matthew N. Hayek also concluded that the UK would be carbon-negative if it completely transitioned to a plant-based food system [4] .The UN, in 2019, for the first time in history, brought together top climate scientists from IPCC and top biodiversity scientists from IPBES to identify the crucial solutions to the climate and nature emergencies. They determined that we must restore land and ocean ecosystems, but identified the biggest barrier to this happening is animal farming and fishing, which are the leading drivers of habitat destruction and species extinction [5].

Animal Rebellion is a mass movement using nonviolent civil disobedience to call for a just, sustainable plant-based food system.

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Notes To Editors:

[1] The facilities disrupted were: 1. Arla Aylesbury, HP22 5EZ 2. Arla Hatfield, AL10 9BS. 3. Müller Droitwich, WR9 0LW 4. Müller Severnside, GL10 2DG 5. Müller Bridgwater, TA6 6DF, 6. Müller Willenhall, WV12 4LF, 7. Freshways Acton, W3 7QE.



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