A herd of pro-meat supporters have fought back against militant vegan protesters who demanded a butcher to stop selling horse meat.
About 20 members of the Direct Action Everywhere animal rights group protested Saturday morning outside the mondo-butchers of celebrity Vince Garreffa in Inglewood, Perth.
But the vegans were outnumbered by a choir of 300 meat lovers who instead destroyed Italian music and paraded animal carcasses along the street.
Despite the sweltering temperature of 40 degrees, the meat eaters fought back passionately, with one man even throwing a piece of steak at the activists.
A witness told Daily Mail Australia that a member of the pro-meat group had waved a steak in front of a vegan's face before throwing it in their direction.
& # 39; (The vegans) were certainly frustrated. I think they were surprised by the number of supporters, & they said.
& # 39; They were just smoking. Everyone was there to support them. & # 39;
As many as 20 members of the Direct Action Everywhere animal rights group protested Saturday morning outside the celebrity chef Mondo Butchers of celebrity Vince Garreffa in Inglewood, Perth (photo)
One of the butcher's supporters threw a piece of meat at the vegans during the protest (photo)
Many stood opposite the butcher and called on the store to stop selling horse meat
About 20 vegans protested outside of Mondo Slagers with lots of bearing signs reading: & # 39; Try the vegan option, think of the future & # 39; (photo)
The news reached the city after the Direct Action Everywhere group placed the planned protest on their Facebook page.
& # 39; Stop killing! Stop the violence! Fight with us! & # 39; one of the members shouted about a megaphone.
The activists saw signs and megaphones on the footpath opposite the butcher and shouted: & # 39; It's not food, it's murder & # 39 ;.
& # 39; All butchers began to parade meat, with four or five lambs over their shoulders, & # 39; said the witness.
The witness also said that many of the protesters were wearing leather bags and shoes.
No fewer than 300 people came to support Mondo Butchers on Saturday morning
The demonstrators were drowned out by the supporters during the 40-degree day
Vince Garreffa, the store's owner, said he was overwhelmed with how many supporters
The butcher's owner and well-known chef Vince Garreffa told Daily Mail Australia that he was overwhelmed by the amount of support he received.
& # 39; I could not believe they would waste so much time attacking individual farmers and butcher shops, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; I could not believe the number of farmers, butchers and members of the congregation who came to support us. It was so humiliating that I became emotional a few times. & # 39;
The police had to control part of the vegans during the protest on Saturday (photo)
The witness also said that many of the protesters were wearing leather bags and shoes (photo)
Despite 40 degrees of temperature, vegans were determined to make their message heard
The police guarded the protest with a number of activists who had to be pulled away
In the course of the protest, the police had to curb some of the activists and pull some out of the store.
Mr. Garreffa prepared for the vegan attack and admitted that he had bought three speakers and hired a DJ to drown them out.
& # 39; Every time they tried to give their terrible speeches, we drowned them out for an hour, it was the most successful fight, & # 39; he said.
The animal rights activists were offered water from the meat supporters, but refused to take it
Many supporters flaunted the meat while eating free sausages that were handed out (photo)
The group stood firmly on the other side of the butchers and used megaphones to get their message across
Several police officers were on duty during the protest and restricted some vegans
The butcher said he had offered the protesters water because of the burning temperature, but they refused to take it.
& # 39; They are an arrogant couple. They do not represent all vegans. These people have no respect, they called us some nasty names.
& # 39; They are very rude and very spoiled. & # 39;
Vegan activists are persistent in their mission to end the slaughter of animals, as this year several groups of farms stormed across the country in an effort to & # 39; rescue & # 39 ;.
But Mr. Garreffa says it won't happen soon.
& # 39; All protesters are concerned about saving many animals, but don't think you're on the higher ground for a minute because there are animals that we breed for food and that's how the world works, "he said.
During protest, Vince Garreffa offered free sausages on a stick and meat sandwiches for a special price
& # 39; It's not food, it's murder & # 39 ;, many vegans sang all Saturday morning
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