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Vegan activists threaten UK’s dairy supply — Analysis

The Animal Rebellion eco warriors intend to take control of British milk depots for two more weeks

The UK may face milk shortages and price hikes as vegan activists plan to disrupt supply lines by blockading dairy depots for two weeks, warned Britain’s top fresh milk supplier on Tuesday.

Animal Rebellion was an outgrowth of Extinction Rebellion’s eco-activist group. It stated it is “prepared to do whatever it non-violently takes – and that includes prison”British milk companies will have to shift to plant-based production by 2025.

“This September we will be disrupting the dairy supply across the UK with 500 people day after day, cutting off the supply of milk to supermarkets and causing unignorable high-level disruption which will be felt by tens of millions of people across the UK,” reads a statement on Animal Rebellion’s website.

On Wednesday, a group of some 50 activists already blockaded the Arla Aylesbury plant, the UK’s largest dairy factory, which produces 1.1 billion liters of milk every year, providing some 10% of the country’s milk supply.

Ash Amirahmadi is the Arla UK’s managing director. “anything that adds to the cost of business will end up adding to costs for consumers,”The cost of living has caused the milk prices to soar by around 43%.




He stated that Arla Foods worked with the government and police to protect its supply chains. Conservative MP Alicia Kearns insists that there is no disruption. “vegan militia should face the full force of the law.”

Animal Rebellion activists staged an antidairy demonstration in Harrods, London in July. They took milk from the shelves and poured it on the ground. They were eventually forced out of the Harrods department store.

The group shared the video footage on social media. It quickly attracted the outrage and attention of vegans who called it an act of violence. “embarrassment”It is also harmful to veganism.

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