Animal rights activists stage Lincoln city centre demo

Animal rights activists campaigning for “a cruelty free lifestyle” have descended on Lincoln city centre for a lunchtime demonstration.

The Lincoln Animal Rights Group organised the ‘Awakening Compassion Demo’ from noon on Saturday, March 19, outside Lush in the Cornhill Quarter.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Organisers said that the aim of the peaceful protest was to “raise awareness about the suffering of animals in the meat and dairy industry and to promote a cruelty free lifestyle.”

This was the second demo held in Lincoln by the group, and saw the activists handing out leaflets as well as displaying posters and banners of animals with a ‘voice’.

One of the protesters, Amanda Kingston, said: “We are hoping to awaken people’s compassion and make the connection between what they are eating and the beautiful sentient being that was killed for their palate.”