Animal rights activists target Bristol steak house
The supporters took up reserved tables at the restaurant in Bristol
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Animal rights activists disrupted service at a steakhouse in Bristol city centre this evening (May 20). Nine supporters of group Animal Rising took up tables at The Cow & Sow in Queens Square, and held up placards as they sat down.
The smartly-dressed activists said they sat at tables reserved for customers. The placards they held, they said, showed the conditions inside UK farms. One of the placards held up included a picture taken by the group at a sit-down protect at a cattle farm in Dorset last night.
The protesters stayed for an hour and police were called, before they moved on.
Images of the protest has been shared on social media. In one you can see staff looking on from the kitchen. Similar action was also taken by the group in Glasgow and London tonight.
Daniel Juniper, aged 28, early years practitioner, said: “We are supporting the Animal Rising activists who yesterday occupied Grange Dairy Farm in Dorset.
“No animal deserves to be torn away from their mother and no animal deserves to be turned into a sensory pleasure for other animals. So we are today disrupting The Cow & Sow in Bristol - a steakhouse with an extensive selection of meat.
“I and 8 other supporters of Animal Rising are here to disrupt their Saturday night service. To sound the alarm and call for change. There is an alternative and it is kinder and loving.”