Animal rights protesters have set up blockades at four McDonald’s distribution centers across Britain, which they say will affect nearly 1,300 restaurants.
The group said activists from Animal Rebellion used trucks and bamboo structures to blockade distribution sites in Hemel Hempstead, Basingstoke, Coventry and Heywood from around 4.30am on Saturday.
The group has demanded that McDonald’s commit to becoming fully vegan by 2025.
Animal Rebellion said it would stay on sites for at least 24 hours, causing “significant disruption” to McDonald’s supply chain.
Animal Rebellion spokesman James Ozden said the action is aimed at inviting the animal farming industry for its role in the global climate crisis.
“The meat and dairy industry is destroying our planet: it removes massive amounts of rainforests, emits massive amounts of greenhouse gases and kills billions of animals every year,” he said.
“The only sustainable and realistic way to feed ten billion people is with a vegan diet.” Sustainable “animal-based, zero-range options are not good enough.”