Animal rights activists claim to have disrupted milk supplies in Bristol
Date of alert:
Tuesday, 13 September 2022
Avon & Somerset Constabulary
Bristol activists from XR offshoot, Animal Rebellion (AR) claim that supermarkets in the city have seen shortages in their dairy aisles as a result of their recent blockades. Although AR has chosen to pause actions, following the death of the Queen, they are now calling on King Charles III to ‘lead by example’, and have plans to continue direct action after the 'mourning period'.
On September 4, AR activists stopped operations in seven UK dairy production sites by locking themselves on to trucks and blocking roads. The Bristol activists who targeted Bridgewater and Muller Foods distribution centre in Gloucester are celebrating victory after discovering gaps and empty shelves in various supermarket’s milk sections, which they claim are a result of their actions.
Pea, an AR activist from Bristol took pictures of Tesco in Cabot Circus and the Eastgate Centre last week, showing empty shelves in milk sections. Pea told Bristol Live that since their recent action earlier this month, they have been inundated with people wanting to join their group who are “really excited” and “can’t wait” for the next action.