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Vegan activists pour milk out onto floor in Harrods in anti-dairy protest


Anti-dairy activists pour milk on floor at Harrods
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// Vegan activists pour milk out onto Harrods’ tiled floors in front of customers
// The protest at the retailer was staged to “highlight the environmental destruction of the dairy industry”

Vegan activists have been slammed after being filmed pouring bottles of milk onto the floor of Harrods.

The protest at the luxury west London department store was staged to “highlight the environmental destruction of the dairy industry” by Animal Rebellion – a group connected to the environmental activist collective Extinction Rebellion – against the dairy industry.

Clips of the incident posted on social media showed a group of around five vegan activists taking bottles of milk from the fridge in the shop’s food hall and pouring them out onto the store’s tiled floor in front of customers.


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At the central London store the activists poured the milk on the floor in the aisles and put out a sign saying: “Caution! Climate crisis. Dairy = death.”

 However, their actions did spark rafts of angry social media backlash from members of the public, who questioned the motivations of the group.

Responding to Animal Rebellion’s post on Facebook, one said: “I don’t agree with this type of activism, I think it does more harm than good, if people don’t like vegans they are far less likely to listen to them.”

Another account said: ‘Am I the only vegan who was seriously disturbed rather than impressed by the Harrods milk protest?

One account started the conversation saying: ‘Am I the only vegan who was seriously disturbed rather than impressed by the Harrods milk protest?

Some online have criticised the group’s method of protest for its impact on the low-paid staff who would have been tasked with cleaning up their mess.

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