I’m all for veganism, but I thin it’s going a bit too far when people are breaking into farms and trying to free animals from captivity – that’s totally messing with people’s livelihoods and ways of life and there’s no quick fix there. The change has to be gradual.
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So I can understand why farmers get majorly annoyed when people are all up in their grill trying to mess with their animals, but I don’t think there’s ever really any excuse for the levels of violence featured in this story concerning a vegan activist who was shot at by a farmer over in Spain.
Mia broke into a rabbit farm along with some other activists and the farmer wasn’t too happy about it – he strangled several activists and hit a few others with a metal pole. However, the worst assault came when Mia was driving her car away from the farm and one of the farmers followed her down the motorway and fired a shotgun through her window, spraying glass everywhere.
Mia was distraught that she uploaded a live Instagram post from her car shortly after the attack:
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Today we entered a rabbit farm and rescued 16 lives. . The farmer was extremely aggressive and attacked us, strangling activists and smashing their heads with metal poles. The police came and told us to leave peacefully, which we did. After we left the farmers chased us down the motorway at 200km for an hour. We tried to lose them down a side road but they were on our tails. They blocked us into a dead end and surround the car with 5 other farmers’ cars. They were banging on the windows, shouting and threatening us. We called the police who arrived after an hour. They diffused the situation and escorted us to a ‘safe place’. We asked them to escort us home but they refused and said we would be okay. They let us go and 10 minutes later back on the motorway one of their call pulled up alongside us and shot at us. The window exploded in my face and there was a lot of blood from all the glass. We’re currently at the hospital and waiting to go to the police station to report this crime. . The most important thing is that the non-human animals are safe. They are far from that hell hole. I don’t want this to be about me at all, I just want people to know how evil farmers are. If this is how they treat humans, how can we expect them to care for animals? . Despite everything, I am just happy that those 16 lives are free from harm. They make everything worth it.
I mean I’m still not really sure how I feel about this one but probably the same as I did at the start of the article. Stealing stuff – even if it’s a rabbit – isn’t cool and she should be punished, but I don’t think that the right response is to literally try and kill her. Two wrongs don’t make a right so maybe call the police or take her to court or something. Cool down dude.
For more of the same, check out the BBQ that’s happening outside a vegan woman’s house because she complained about her neighbour cook meat. Serves her right.