A vegan activist who boasted of her actions after storming a farmer’s land with a group of 150 vegan militants has appeared in court where she entered a reluctant guilty plea.
The large group consisting of around 150 vegans has stormed a farmer’s land and occupied his farm in an attempt to promote “animal liberation.”
In distressing footage, a Queensland cattle farmer is seen yelling at the vegans to leave and running around nervously as they forced their way onto his grounds.
All members of the protesting group were seen wearing a white outfit with a black shirt that read: “Meat the Victims.”
According to feeder David McNamee, who later spoke out about the incident to Daily Mail Australia, the vegans’ actions put not only his family but also the animals at tremendous risk.
“Don’t go f***ing through,” the man is heard yelling in the video which the activists later shared on a Facebook page called Animal Activist Collective.
Responding to David’s orders, one of the protesters said:
“You’re hurting animals here, we’re here to show the truth of what you’re hiding. The only reason you’re upset is that you’ve got something to hide.”
According to the reports, it wasn’t until the police arrived that the vegans left the property. Despite people trespassing, no arrests were made. However, the vegans took plenty of videos and pictures of dead cows to continue their social media campaigns.
“What we ‘vegans’ do is simple – we think of how those individuals would have felt. The ones who were shot & those who witnessed their family being shot. How much sadness & fear they felt,” Leah Ava Whetton wrote in a comment under one of the videos shared on Facebook.
After the incident, Leah appeared at the Maroocydore Magistrates Court to answer for unlawfully entering a farming land for the fourth time in a year.
Magistrate Matthew McLaughlin was not impressed by the girl’s attitude as she refused to show any remorse.
“You’re just a bunch of people deciding they will trespass onto land and stick their nose in somebody else’s business,” McLaughlin said. “I accept you meant well… but that’s not the point.”
The magistrate added that Ms. Whetton should get a job at the police or RSPCA if she wanted to help animals and fined her $400.
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