Controversial vegan activist Tash Peterson has been arrested and charged simply days after making her grand return to Western Australia.
Ms Peterson and fellow animal rights activist Aly disrupted the Perth Royal Present on Monday after locking themselves to a cattle judging ring.
She mentioned the protest was about standing up for the rights of animals who’re “folks identical to us”.
“Right this moment myself and fellow animal rights activist Aly disrupted the abhorrent Royal Agricultural Present in Perth which glamorises animal slavery, abuse and homicide,” Ms Peterson mentioned.
“We locked onto the judging ring the place slaves are judged based mostly on how palatable their our bodies look.
“These industries and the Royal Present have painted an image that animal agriculture is glamorous, moral and humane.”
Ms Peterson mentioned it took round six minutes for the police to point out up and arrest her.
She alleged the officers threatened to arrest her after she continued her protest whereas they had been making an attempt to escort her out.
Each ladies had been charged with trespass and disorderly behaviour in public or in sight or listening to of any individual in a public place.
Ms Peterson is because of seem in Perth Justice of the Peace Court docket on October 20.
She was already showing in court docket twice this week – Perth Supreme Court docket on Tuesday and Perth Justice of the Peace Court docket on Wednesday – in relation to separate incidents from earlier this yr.
The protests continued Ms Peterson’s lengthy historical past with the Perth Royal Present after she additionally disrupted a livestock occasion this time final yr.
She additionally hit out at West Australian Premier Mark McGowan when he promoted the annual occasion.
“Why would you need to have a good time animal abuse and homicide,” Ms Peterson wrote beneath his Fb submit.
“You’re placing in ‘security measures’ to so-called defend the animals who’re actually bred into existence to get stabbed within the throat in order that people can eat their flesh.
“The irony of that is astounding. There’s nothing sensible about animal agriculture.”
Ms Peterson introduced earlier this yr that she was “getting the f**okay out of WA” on a one-way journey to Melbourne.
She was banned from all licensed venues throughout the state following what she mentioned was a “nonviolent protest”.
“My freedom of speech has been taken from me and now we have a one-way ticket to Melbourne and I’m simply going to protest over there,” she mentioned again in June.
“Nothing can cease me from protesting … we’re going to disrupt and break unjust legal guidelines.”
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