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Animal Rebellion said they are using trucks and bamboo structures at distribution sites in Hemel Hempstead, Basingstoke, Coventry and Heywood in Greater Manchester to prevent trucks from leaving depots. The group says its blockade will affect around 1,300 restaurants across England.

Activists in the group are calling on McDonald’s to commit to becoming fully factory-based by 2025 and are insisting on direct responses from management.

Spokesman James Ozden said the action aims to call on the animal agriculture industry for its role in the global climate crisis.

He added: “The meat and dairy industry is destroying our planet: causing huge amounts of deforestation of the rainforest, emitting immense amounts of greenhouse gases and killing billions. animals every year.

“The only sustainable and realistic way to feed ten billion people is through a plant-based food system.

“Organic, outdoor and ‘sustainable’ animal-based options are simply not enough.”

The group said it intended to stay at the sites for at least 24 hours, causing “significant disruption” to McDonald’s supply chain.


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This notice was published: 2021-05-22 06:01:00