Vegan activists stormed into a steakhouse in Brighton en masse in a failed attempt to convince the diners of their superior morals.
The vegan protesters, affiliated with a group known as “Direct Action Everywhere”, marched into the Touro Steakhouse in Brighton with a camera recording the incident, whilst others carried signs with pro-vegan slogans such as “until every animal is free”, and “it’s not food it’s violence” . They initially began chanting in the entrance, causing the diner to quiet down.
However, as one of the activists stepped forward to give a speech about the immorality of eating meat, the diners remained unbothered by their presence and continued to eat their meals. The protesters then proceeded to play a recording of animals allegedly being slaughtered, but were unable to capture much attention from the customers.
As a woman from the group attempts to give a speech, diners can be heard jeering the protesters whilst waiters are seen arguing with them. They continued to poke fun at the activists before they departed after only 20 minutes, to which the diners chanted “You’re not singing anymore!”
The video can be watched below:
A spokesperson from Direct Action Everywhere said:
In a time where we are experiencing mass environmental destruction, largely due to our unsustainable and unethical food choices, it is paramount that we put our egos and selfishness aside and accept that we are all connected, we are all animals. We can no longer ignore the suffering and pain we cause. We are not the only sentient beings that inhabit this planet.
Touro’s manager Madsu Sudan Galtam said he called the police but they did not show up.
Protesting at diners is no strange event for Direct Action Everywhere, who regularly disrupt a number of restaurants and supermarkets.
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