Activists break into abattoir

No arrests have been made or charges laid after a gang of vegan activists broke into the Carey Brothers abattoir at Yangan east of Warwick in the early hours of today, Monday 8 April.

Police were called by the management of the abattoir around 3.30am after around 20 activists entered the premises illegally and chained themselves to equipment.

They agreed to leave at 5.40am after negotiations led to management allowing them to take three lambs.

Around 100 other activists were present outside the abattoir grounds.

Members of the group then harassed a dairy farmer in the Freestone area following their invasion of the abattoir.

Police also attended that incident which also ended with no arrests or charges.

The activity is understood to be part of a national day of vegan action which has already disrupted morning traffic in Melbourne and it is understood an abattoir at Goulburn in NSW has also been broken into.

More protests are believed to be planned for capital cities around the country today and farmers in Queensland and NSW have been placed on high alert following the Yangan incident this morning.

 

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