Animal rights activists in connection with the blockade of the Extinction Rebellion slaughterhouse in Manchester
Animal rights activists linked to Manchester Extinction Rebellion blockade by clinging to black coffins and climbing on roof while arresting six protesters
- Activists locked themselves on coffins outside Tulip’s pig slaughterhouse
- Protesters climbed the roof of the Pilgrim’s Pride Ltd. slaughterhouse.
- Animal Rebellion, linked with Extinction Rebellion, is responsible for the action
Animal rights activists linked to Extinction Rebellion blocked a slaughterhouse in Manchester this afternoon.
Activists locked themselves on coffins in front of the Tulip pig slaughterhouse and a banner was placed in front of the entrance that read ‘ANIMAL FARMING = PANDEMICS & CLIMATE CRISIS’.
Protesters also climbed the roof of the Pilgrim’s Pride Ltd slaughterhouse as part of the Animal Rebellion protest.
The group, which is affiliated with Extinction Rebellion, said they took part in the demonstration to “oppose the many injustices facing non-human animals, the workers, the climate and those who choose to take similar action.”
Activists locked themselves on coffins in front of the Tulip pig slaughterhouse and a banner was placed in front of the entrance saying ‘ANIMAL FARMING = PANDEMICS & CLIMATE CRISIS’
Animal Rebellion protesters today attached themselves to coffins outside the slaughterhouse
They hung a number of banners at the slaughterhouse. Six people have been arrested
Harley McDonald-Eckersall, a spokesperson for Animal Rebellion, said: “We are closing this slaughterhouse because we see no legal activity taking place here.
“It contributes to the gasification of pigs, the destruction of our climate and the spread of deadly diseases among workers.”
Greater Manchester Police today confirmed that six people have been arrested so far – three men and three women – all on suspicion of serious offenses.
The persons remain in custody for questioning.
A spokesperson for Pilgrim’s Pride Ltd said: “We are working closely with local law enforcement to resolve an issue with activists infringing on our Ashton-under-Lyne site as safely and quickly as possible.
“While these activities are a nuisance to operations, our primary concern is to ensure the welfare of the animals in our care and the safety of our people, as well as those protesters who endanger their own safety.”
Police said they are currently “talking” to a woman on the roof.
The protesters with hands covered in red paint are in front of the Manchester slaughterhouse
Police today are talking to protesters who cling to coffins outside a slaughterhouse
A Greater Manchester police spokesman said: “We are aware of a protest going on outside a facility on Bow Street in Ashton-Under-Lyne.
Officers are currently in attendance and have joined the group, with the goal of ensuring that everyone has the right to protest peacefully.
Six people have been arrested – three men and three women – all on suspicion of serious offenses. They remain in custody for questioning.
“Officers stay on site and also talk to a woman who is on the roof.”