ANIMAL right protesters put up stickers at McDonald’s in Weymouth amid a day of nationwide blockade in the fast food chain.
Animal Rebellion, sister organization of Extinction Rebellion, has blocked four of McDonald’s distribution centers, in a move that protectors say will impact around 1,300 restaurants.
The group is asking McDonald’s to commit to going all-plant by 2025.
This morning, campaigners put up stickers in Weymouth restaurant “to let customers know what their ‘miserable meals’ were funding”, which included phrases such as “this meal is now costing the earth”.
On the Extinction Rebellion Dorchester, Weymouth and Portland Facebook page, a spokesperson wrote: âSolidarity with our sister movement Animal Rebellion which this morning completely shut down all four of McDonald’s distribution centers.
âThe action aimed to challenge the livestock industry for its role in the global climate crisis.
“This morning we asked Mcdonalds Weymouth to let customers know what their ‘bad meals’ are funding.”
James Ozden, a spokesperson for Animal Rebellion, said the action aims to call on the animal agriculture industry for its role in the global climate crisis.
He said: âThe meat and dairy industry is destroying our planet: causing huge amounts of deforestation of the rainforest, emitting immense amounts of greenhouse gases and killing billions. animals every year.
âThe only sustainable and realistic way to feed ten billion people is through a plant-based food system. Organic, outdoor and âsustainableâ animal-based options are simply not enough. ”
The fast food chain has apologized to its customers. A McDonald’s spokesperson said, âOur distribution centers are currently facing disruption.
âWe are evaluating the impact on deliveries to our restaurants and on menu items.
“We apologize to our customers for any disappointment caused.”