Angry vegan vandals are at it again.
Last week an angling club in Derbyshire was daubed with paint telling the fishermen to stick hooks in their in own mouths, with some colourful language included for emphasis.
Now they’ve done a paint job on a butchers in Nottingham.
As well as offensive graffiti, Meat 4 U’s locks were glued and windows smashed.
In an apparent contradiction, on one wall there is written “stop killing”, while on the other side of the shopfront it says “kill butchers”.
Both acts of vandalism was celebrated in posts on the website of Unoffensive Animal, which describes itself as an anarcho-vegan collective.
The Countryside Alliance said there were thousands of comments from Facebook users “expressing disgust at the action”, but “hundreds have clearly been hidden by the account’s administrator”. It called the group “animal extremists”.
Following the post about the butchers shop attack, the website was taken down by police, who are investigating a case of criminal damage and appealing for information.
The website is now back up after the group moved its servers to Iceland.
On its Facebook page, which goes under the name Liberate or Die, Unoffensive Animal admits having to “deal with a few inconveniences”.
It claims to be a “media platform” and does not “partake, promote, incite or condone any illegal activities, regardless of how righteous they might be” while “giving a voice to those who are not featured by mainstream media”.
Here’s one report on its Instagram account about people smashing the windows of a sausage factory in Boulder, Colorado.
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HIT REPORT! May 10th, Louisville, CO USA BOULDER SAUSAGE WINDOWS SMASHED, VANS SABOTAGED. Received anonymously via email: “Activists masked up and gave the corporate headquarters of Boulder Sausage a smashing welcome to the real animal liberation movement. We aren’t here to persuade you to add plant based options and enable you to continue lining your pockets with money you use to slit throats and murder families. We’re here to watch your businesses burn to the fucking ground and make you fearful and ashamed of your work. As many cute local, grass fed, humanely raised buzzwords as you want to use, selling body parts that belonged to a person of a life will never be an ethical or respectable business practice. No to vegan capitalism. No to animal enslavement of any kind. We hope this short and to-the-point video will inspire every individual reading this to do what they can to take similar action against evil animal exploiting businesses. We’re normal humans like you, you’re only a mask and a hammer away. And given the times, you’re probably now only just a hammer away. Until all are free, Long live the Animal Liberation Front. P.S. to Boulder Sausage; If you haven’t yet, check in on your delivery van. Some maintenance may be due.”
It quotes an anonymous email claiming the factory owners “slit throats and murder families”.
The masked attackers add they would like to watch the business “burn to the f***ing ground” and want staff “fearful and ashamed”.
They go on to declare “no to vegan capitalism” and tell Boulder Sausage they have tampered with its vans, so “some maintenance may be due”.
It appears Unoffensive Animal’s reports of criminal damage and vandalism like this are not so inoffensive after all.
The Daily Mail slammed the website, claiming “liberate or die activists have claimed responsibility” for attacks it reports.
The paper said security cameras caught two women and one man attacking the butchers and the damage was worth about £2,000.
Unoffensive Animal winds up its Facebook post by asking people to send them money.