Animal rights activists glue themselves to road in London
Animal rights activists block traffic by gluing themselves to the road outside the Canadian Embassy in London in protest over fines for farm trespassers
- Animal rights activists took to the central London streets on Friday
- The demonstrators were campaigning against new trespassing laws in Canada
- The laws limit the chances of whistleblowers reporting animal cruelty and abuse
- Fines against trespassing on ‘Animal Protection Zones’ have been increased
Images show the protestors causing disruption outside London’s Canadian Embassy by sitting in the road, with two female demonstrators attaching themselves to the road by locking their arms and legs together in a box.
The protestors were campaigning against the newly-introduced Ontario Bill 156 of the Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act which increased fines for trespassing on farmlands and made it illegal to obstruct trucks carrying farm animals.
Animal rights activists glued themselves to the road in central London in protests against an increase in farm trespassing fines in Canada
Police escorted the activists away, who have been demonstrating outside Canada House in central London all week
Fines have also been increased for trespassing on ‘Animal Protection Zones’ such as slaughterhouses which makes it harder for animal activists to report and expose cruelty to animals.
Last week, Canadian animal rights activist Regan Russell was tragically killed after being hit down by a truck carrying pigs to a slaughterhouse.
Ms Russell, 65, had been feeding pigs in another truck entering the slaughterhouse before being hit during her protest.
The London protests have been taking place all week, with demonstrators annoucing they were ‘respecting Regan Russell’ whilst lying down in the road.
Two females connected the arms and legs together via a box, which was nailed to the ground in the central London street
Protestors also wore special protective equipment during the protests against the Ontario Bill 156 of the Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act
In a Facebook event promoting a protest on Wednesday, the activists said: ‘This is a peaceful Animal Save Movement event, in line with our Code of Conduct.
‘We love and recognise the gift of Regan Rusell’s life and years of animal rights activism with the Animal Save Movement.
‘On June 17th the government of Ontario voted in favour of Bill 156, an ag gag law that will make it illegal to bear witness to animals on factory farms, transport trucks and any area deemed an ‘Animal Protection Zone.’