July 8, 2020 10.29 am This story is over 40 months old

Animal rights campaigners to protest in Lincoln

The activist group wants to end animal farming

Animal Rebellion, a sister group to climate change activists Extinction Rebellion, will protest in Lincoln this weekend.

The demonstration will take place on Lincoln High Street on Saturday, July 11, from 11am to 1pm.

The animal and climate justice organisation will be appealing to the government to help prevent future crises like the coronavirus pandemic by ending animal farming.

The message from Animal Rebellion will be for government to transition to a plant-based food system.

The group has accused those in power of having “blood on their hands”, claiming that animal agriculture is a major cause of deadly viruses.

Pete Richards, a spokesperson for Animal Rebellion Lincolnshire, said: “We are in crisis and we’re calling on the government to make real, systemic change.

“The government’s response to COVID-19 shows us that they are capable of acting quickly to protect this country and its citizens.

“That’s what we need right now, as the end of lockdown does not mean the end of the problem.”