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Animal rights activists linked to Animal Rebellion blockade Manchester slaughterhouse

Animal Rebellion: We are shutting this slaughterhouse down because it is contributing to the gassing of pigs, the destruction of our climate and the spread of deadly diseases.

JOE MIDDLETON: Animal rights demonstrators climbed on the roof of the Pilgrim’s Pride Ltd’s slaughterhouse as part of the Animal Rebellion protest… and blockaded a Manchester slaughterhouse… Activists locked themselves onto coffins outside the entrance of Tulip pig slaughterhouse and a banner was laid outside the entrance which read ‘ANIMAL FARMING = PANDEMICS & CLIMATE CRISIS’…

The group, which is aligned with Extinction Rebellion, said they took part in the demonstration to ‘stand against the many injustices which face non-human animals, the workers, the climate and those that choose to take similar action’…

Harley McDonald-Eckersall, a spokesman for Animal Rebellion, said, ‘We are shutting this slaughterhouse down because we see no lawful activity being done here. ‘It is contributing to the gassing of pigs, the destruction of our climate and the spread of deadly diseases between workers’…

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: ‘We’re aware of a protest ongoing outside a facility on Bow Street in Ashton-Under-Lyne… ‘Six people have been arrested – three men and three women – all on suspicion of aggravated trespassing. They remain in custody for questioning. ‘Officers remain at the scene and are also engaging with a woman who is on the roof.’ SOURCE…

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