A royal blood bath: protestors call on Buckingham Palace to end animal exploitation
Today sees Animal Rebellion protest at Buckingham Palace fountains, with the group calling on the Crown to end their exploitative and heedless practice of hunting and animal farming
Members of climate and animal activist group, Animal Rebellion, have dyed the iconic Buckingham Palace fountains blood red in a protest against use of British crown land for hunting and animal agriculture.
Harley McDonald-Eckersall, a spokesperson for Animal Rebellion said: “The crown estate is the biggest landowner in the UK, and they choose to use this land for animal agriculture and hunting, which not only decimate our environment but cause the deaths of millions of lives every year.”
“It’s time for a new system based on justice and compassion and the royal family should be leading the way.”
Royal Lawyers Lobby Against New Law
Animal Rebellion’s action follows a recent report that found that “The Queen’s lawyers secretly lobbied Scottish ministers to change a draft law to exempt her private land from a major initiative to cut carbon emissions.”
- The royal family have been called out and protested against by animal rights groups in the past because of their support of hunting, racing and the fur trade, which Animal Rebellion and other activist groups highlight as being a motivator for the protest, alongside animal agriculture.
Harley added: “Crown land should be used to grow healthy, nutritious food for all and to provide homes for the animals we share this country with.”
“We are demanding that the Queen end the use of crown land for industries which are contributing to the climate and ecological emergency and the death of animals.”
The action was undertaken by participants during the Rebellion, which unites climate activists to demand urgent government action on the climate and ecological emergency.
What’s next for Animal Rebellion?
Animal Rebellion is a mass movement using nonviolent civil disobedience to call for a just, sustainable plant-based food system. Today’s events at Buckingham Palace are part of the ‘Rebellion’ – two weeks of direct action demanding urgent action from the government on the climate and ecological emergency.
To find out more about what Animal Rebellion are planning for the next week, visit their website now.