Animal Rebellion is a new group operating at present from the UK, which is working together to demand a governmental call for a shift to vegan diets. Its tactics include a civil disobedience campaign this October which is being planned in collaboration with nonviolent direct action group Extinction Rebellion.
The group describes itself as a mass volunteer movement using nonviolent civil disobedience methods in order to “end the animal agriculture and fishing industries, halt mass extinction and minimise the risk of climate breakdown and social collapse.” Its strategy includes mobilising 10,000 animal advocates for two weeks of sit-ins and roadblocks which will take place from 7th October.
AR representative Lloyd Knight said to vegconomist: “I think it’s important to approach other avenues to achieving animal liberation and ending the animal agriculture industry. Climate change is a hot topic right now and people seem to be starting to care. Animal Rebellion has created a space for the vegans who care about the environment and stopping climate change. It is allowing both issues to be addressed at once.”