Monday morning commuters in Melbourne had to take on militant vegans after a
group staged a peaceful protest smack bang in the middle of a busy intersection.
Hundreds of vegans blocked trams, cars and pedestrians from going about their
business, all in the name of animal rights and veganism. LiveTribers, have they
gone too far? Is it Un-Australian to stage this type of protest? Or are they
within their rights to do so? What are your thoughts?
Posted by on 08 Apr 2019
While I agree with vegans in some areas, the issues they have to confront
What do you do with unwanted farm animals?
Depriving people of their much loved pets, because cats and dogs are
What do you give babies and children as a substitute for animal milk? Not all
nut and seed milks are suitable substitutes.
Surely vegans are delivering on positive outcomes for the community - animal
welfare and quality of.life is a massive issue in the age of industrial farming
- these people have been raised to make a positive influence on our society -
although humans are carnivorous animals and that will not change - I respect the
allowances that these vegans make in promoting their cause - that's not to say
they should be restricting business by way of protest
No one has the right to preach to others!
How would these people like it, if 30 people turned up at their homes and
started to preach about their beliefs?
It’s disgusting to see how our farmers are being persecuted, for their
If they want to protest, then they should do it legally.... more people would
listen to them if they used tact instead of intimidation!
We all have our views in life weather it means to eat meat or not if you vegans
wanted to do a protest then tell the news reporters and on Facebook tell
everyone what you've disided to do that way everyone now's to leave early or
something . I agree that animals get treated badly and that something should be
done but youse toke it to fare sorry but you did like I said next time go to the
news reporters or something else . I love my meat as well and care about the
animals I even cry when a bird flys into my car I don't stop a city because of
If it doesn't effect vast amounts of others, yet they wouldn't get heard if they
didn't stop others in their tracts. Unfortunately protests work for groups of
others to get heard. They are clearly passionate about their beliefs
They certainly have gone too far,I would like them to tell me where the leather
shoes they wear come from,they don't believe sheep should be sheared ,yet they
wear woollen clothes,also if sheep don't get their wool cut ,blow flies get to
Animals are treated cruelly before and during slaughter. Most Australians are
unaware of the brutality they endure. I will only eat meat butchered on site
from the Koallah Farm, Camperdown as I am appalled at animal cruelty. I don't
eat a lot of meat - never have but I'm certainly not a vegan. I think the group
had the best intentions when they disrupted the city but went about it in the
wrong way. The public, police and transport companies must be notified prior to
it does not work this has been going on for year's guess people forget
about the past
,maybe not Melbourne , but people forget , and at the end of this who really
cares. 500+_ people with a city of with a city of 5,191,000+
so who is the under dogs
forget them live you own life the way you whish
Vegans have definitely gone too far because everyone has the choice to eat
whatever they like. If vegans choose to eat only vegetables then please do not
interfere with others who choose to eat a juicy bloody steak, and get all the
iron in the body. I don't think they will ever win this protest, Majority of
Australians are sensible and eat meat, because we eat meat as well as vegetables
in our diet 5 serves of fruit and 2 serves of vegetables per day is recommended
I believe vegans are quite in their rights to protest but do not interfere with
others rights, they are a minority and always be so say what you like vegan and
try to remember we do not have to abide by your beliefs !
And to protest the idiot vegans I went out and bought 3 times the meat I
normally buy and am hosting a BBQ this weekend to ensure it all gets eaten in
addition to what I normally eat. Well done iyou stupid vegans; you've just cost
another cow it's life.
Everybody has rights, they have theirs and so do we. If they want to protest,
they can do this peacefully, but blocking city streets is not the time or place.
They must not have work to go to or are they part of the rent a crowd group?
Find a park somewhere and invite the press, and let the rest of us hard working
Australians get on with our jobs of making the country profitable.
To protest is an expression of free will.
Expression is to squeeze out.
Hiding a protest is the same as putting your head jn the sand.
If a demonstration is to highlight something it must be seen.
This demonstration did that.
What could be worse Religious Bodies that spread hate & anger OR " militant
vegans" who invade the privacy and LAND of genuine honest people who "farm "
BE GONE OR BE JAILED You have NO rights to invade farms or business of people
Yes, they can't change the environment or carbon dioxide unless they want to
cease to exist, stop being radical to change the mind of others and if they want
to pretend that they can live without the farming sector, maybe they should be
made to live of the land in the middle of the Simpson Dessert then see what they
People have a right to protest, democracy right? People also have a right to go
about their business without feeling intimidated or being unnecessarily
inconvenienced. People have a right to undertake their legal business without
having to worry about idiots committing trespass, no matter what form those
idiots come in. People do not have a right to break laws, threaten or otherwise
intimidate others, trespass etc etc. If a law has been broken, then of course
they should be punished, just as anyone should!
They are idiots Wesley and need punishment. I understand your frustration, but
be a better person, count to 10 and caaaalllllm (calm) it all down .... getting
yourself in a tizz doesn't solve stuff, it only hurts you.
Yes it is Un Australian. They are a pack of ratbags who are just out to ruin our
country and impose their views on all of us. They can be Vegans, but they have
no right to cause civil disruption. A lot of them were probably paid
demonstrators who turn up to all protests. Why weren't they at work? Probably
losers who live off welfare.
You are expected to put up with morons in a society. There are many different
types of people and we have to endure,eg you have lazy, you have the law don't
apply to me. The silly tarts that makes hell for hospitality industry by
demanding they deserve the best. Speeding motorists, illegal dumpers, old
people, young people,etc . They are a minority that is true but we are not
allowed to shoot them so we must suffer these,er folk
Vegans is a lifestyle and I believe everyone has a right to have what they like
and afford to eat in their daily lives. To block commuters in a city as large
as Melbourne would be very unfair for the commuters and I would be upset if this
happened especially if people were on their way to a special appointment. I
DEFINITELY DO NOT AGREE WITH WHAT THEY DID PEACEFUL OR NOT PEACEFUL EVERYONE HAS
A FIGHT TO THEIR OWN FEELINGS
Vegans who want to help animals should investigate backyard animals like dogs
that have been chained up all their lives. Cock or dog fighting. Leave farmers
alone, unless you find out that they abusing animals like some pig farms.
There is already abuse on farms, that is the whole point of the demonstration.
Cruelty to animals is breeding them the way they do for human consumption,
people need to cut back on eating meat so factory farming can stop.
Bunch of obvious left wingers who are supported by the idle non working class
who have too much time on their hands. Clearly they are being paid by a group of
Anarchist whose only interest is to break down stability and the economy.
Vegans kill too. By eating plants they must be hurting some kind of plant life.
Our Kids are being taught by the likes of "Get Up" who are a group of anarchists
trying to break up our democracy. If only they realized if we became a country
like Itan or Russia we would completely lose our right to speak and they would
be put down so fast they would be regretting their actions in what is fast
becoming a the unlucky country.
Just a note to others posting to various topics on this forum - A couple of my
posts have been deleted because they were flagged as inappropriate to other
member or topic posters to that subject - including this one.
I emailed Live Tribe with my question as to why my posts were missing, and got a
reply that I find offensive to be honest. This is the last reply I got from
them and I quote -
" Again as mentioned in the previous email, because it was flagged by another
member as offensive, it was therefore actioned.
It is not only about the language that is being used, but also the fact that
another member flagged the comment."
Thanks very much Live Tribe, and to the member flagged my opinion, go get a
life, we are all entitled to an opinion, and if it doesn't agree with your own
opinion on whatever the subject matter is...well that's life sorry to say and by
having my comments flagged as offensive, well that's your choice of course, but
all you are doing is alienating others that might have an opinion that differs
from your own.
I also have a feeling that I will now be banned from posting on the forum - and
I really don't care to be honest....and if they take away my membership as well,
so be it. Free speech for me, and not political correctness.
I don't mind what people think but don't try and shove their beliefs down my
throat. What is there ultimate aim? Do they think that all farmers should kill
their animals or simply open their gates and let them run free. Sheep that are
not shorn grow so much wol that they have trouble walking and also getr fly
strike. Lose cattle will wander onto roads and get hit by vehicles. Believe what
you want but let others believe what they want.
This is terrorism and it is not okay. This has gone beyond craziness. All these
people should be arrested and charged with terrorism, forcing their beliefs and
lifestyle on others and impeding business and farming.
I think they are a bit over the top they don't like to eat an animal but what
about fish chicken there still animals . There a bit like the timber protestors
they live in wooden homes write on paper and hold up signs made from trees
I've also noticed that a lot of vegans look pale but I'm really not sure if we
humans are meant to eat meat or not .
Given that "they" are protesting for a good cause and that "they" are 100%
supportive of it (ignoring that "they" look like the same people at every other
demonstration), ohhhh yeah, what are we here for again, oh that's right, we have
to hug sheep and cows.
Why do they choose to blockade and hold the community to ransom by
Why didn't the Police charge the offenders that would not move on and tow away
The answer is that " they" (rent a crowd) were allegedly having a peaceful
demonstration. Are we really meant to believe this BS.
What would have been the impact on a single file barracade right accross the
inbound and outbound lanes of the Sydney Harbour Bridge for an example.
As a nation, to which our economy was founded, by riding on the backbone of a
sheep, we today, have become too soft with the do-gooders in these areas by
allowing for any new wave, fad or culture to brew and infest society in these
Sure, I'm all for Greenpeace and the battle it has fought and continues to do
so, along with reputable others. I also used to be a huge fan of the heavyweight
red meats but have toned things down to only having it once or twice a
fortnight. Yes, I also have iron infusions and my diet is purely made by choice,
and the cost of red meats nothing more.
People, should they wish to protest to get their message out, should target the
industry associated and not the masses of incident people trying to go about
their normal day and the domino affect that Biden's everyone around them.
Maybe they should have put a stampede of raging bulls in there to break it up,
because they probably wouldn't let Police on horseback do their jobs.
If they want to send a message I am not against that, but think blocking traffic
to be rather disruptive and maybe illegal?
I support animals rights and disagree with animal cruetly of any sort. I donate
to various animal support groups.
I am also a meat eater and have cut down on this with plans to cut down on meat
and dairy more. I think Australians eat far too much meat and don't think its
good for the planet or our health.
I defend the right to eat meat though as people will eat many things which are
maybe not that great for health - its a choice, but absolutely hate bad cruel
farming practises and having worked and lived on farms myself know that the best
produce is made when the animals are treated well.
A vegan diet lacks seriously in Vit B group and Vit B injections are cultured
from eggs so I don't get the idea about the eggs as the chook is going to lay
them anyway, if you eat eggs you are not killing anything. I think you would
have a good diet on eggs and vegetables, nuts and fruit .. without the animal
protein there is a lack of Vit B group leading to malnutrition. Vegan food is
often laden with sugar, so I don't think it is very balanced. Vegetariaism ok,
but vegan diet - as a health professional I have cared for many who are very
Their behaviour shows they are not educated & have probably never been to a farm
where these aniamals are kept. They have taken it way too far by tresspassing on
private property & cuttong fences so the animals can escape which puts them at
risk of injury.
The way they are going about it is a form a terrorism & should be treated as
such especially once they blocked off streets disrupting services & emergency
vehicles. It is time these idiots got a job & grew up, some time in jail will
teach them that. As far as I am concerned the farmers should shoot trespassers
on sight, maybe that will get the message across
When groups disrupt and cause chaos they certainly become known however they
lose their credibility when trying to put their own opinions across. They don't
display a balanced or thought out approach.
What can happen though is that they start a conversation. Sometimes this creates
deeper thinking within the community and can spark change.
Yes I believe they re going too far!!! Stealing animals from farmers is
destroying their livelihood. would a vegan like it if someone came into their
homes/yards and stole their garden beds or food from inside their homes?
I believe that may of these so called protesters are NOT vegans, just those
who love protesting about anything!
True vegans/vegetarians or any other dietary type of person,should not need to
publicise or protest over their choices, this is a very personal issue.
Everyone is entitled to eat, drink or do whatever they like -within the legal
If people want to bring about change, and cannot achieve it through evolution,
they will more likely have to do it through revolution, especially if they are
addressing a radical cause. This does not excuse what vegans have been doing to
farmers, or bringing a city to a standstill, or egging a politician, or
attacking a journalist in the street. When they go to such extremes that are,
lets face it, against the law, they overstep the mark and begin losing any
support they may have gained from the event.
Well I don’t think it’s un-Australian n it’s in within their rights to
stand up for what they believe in, but I think it’s unnecessary for them to
stop a busy road because it is dangerous n I’m sure there are other ways of
voicing an opinion across.
We were born to an earth where everything we need to survive is provided for us.
N we as a species will always judge one another n think that the person beside
is wrong whether they are or not.
So have they gone to far? yes n no, because we can’t help ourselves but make a
Does anyone know what goes on in the Abattoirs and where the animals are left
waiting to board the death ships? We've all seen the photos of neglect these
animals must endure.
Too many people think milk comes from cartons and meat from supermarkets.
Have people seen the video clips of cows fretting over their injured calf and
pet sheep playing with the family dog? This is why I became a vegetarian.
There's a fine line between standing up for animal cruelty, and disrupting a
whole city without notice. The vegans have every right to legally protest about
what goes on at abattoirs, and about caged hens, live exports etc. What they
don't have a right to do is illegally protest and disrupt city people's lives,
trespass on farmers land, and force their thoughts on the rest of us. They need
to focus on getting the rest of us on board when it comes to animal cruelty, NOT
alienate us with protests that are illegal, and seriously disrupt lives .....
people missed doctors appointments, kidney dialysis, vets appointments etc., as
well as being late for work. I have been a veterinary nurse for 31 years, I
was one of the people instrumental in getting tail docking in dogs stopped, my
neighbours and a couple of really good mates have cattle stations, those cattle
have awesome lives. Awful stuff does go on in the animal industry at times,
stuff can be improved .... BUT these idiots that had the protests just got the
majority of people's backs up .... including mine. I think they were all gung
ho, and had no thought as to how it would affect people's attitudes to veganism.
I am sure NOT impressed. I know vegans who are horrified at what has gone on.
Yes they have. If they are so concerned why don't they get off there arse and
buy a farm themselves and grow their own vegetables and volunteer with their
local conservation group. Making trouble like this doesn't do anything they're
just being a nuisance.
Yes they have gone too far. Our farmers have copped enough. What they are doing
can bring on unfortunate circumstances and people, not only farmers can be in
harms way. I love lentels like the next person but do I want to spend every day
eating them? Hell no!!! Everyone has choices. Choice is good. Let them be
Yes they have. Just because the Vegans think us cave dweller descendants need to
change our diets we like our meats and fish and will continue to eat it. I
didn't see any of them go out and help the farmers deal with the drowned stock
after the floods. Shame on them.
Too far. It’s just as bad as pushing a religion onto someone. They can eat
what they want to, and I can eat what I want to. Vegans always take their
opinions way too far especially the uneducated ones that are just following the
trend. I love telling them that their tennis rackets are made from cow
intestines, and their plates and porcelain bowls are made from bones, and I’m
pretty sure a vegan would reach for a fire extinguisher which also has animal
products in it... I have no problem with vegetarians, they’re not extremists,
but vegans are over the top, when 98% of the time the whole animal is used, and
the animals wouldn’t have had a life to begin with without farming them. As
for protesting in that particular fashion, they’re not winning anyone over to
their side by messing up their day... Absolutely ridiculous and a waste of
everyone’s time. They could do something proactive with that time and energy-
volunteer at an animal shelter, volunteer to knit some blankets for the homeless
with acrylic yarn as winter draws closer, and keep lobbying the government, (not
plain everyday people, going about their daily business) and working with the
RSPCA for humane rules for the treatment of animals -that’s a good thing
getting those poor hens out of battery cages and things like that. But someone
trying to catch a tram is not the person they should be targeting. Don’t they
realise that they’ve completely failed and hurt their cause? A much smarter
approach to sell their cause for example could be doing a vegan food drive and
impress people by donating 1000’s of cans of beans, pasta or rice to food
banks around Melbourne, something that’s positive that will grab peoples and
media attention that they have a worthy cause. And definitely not have the
unrealistic view that people will change overnight, encourage vegetarianism and
healthy eating, possibly to just reduce the amount of meat us foodies love. I
honestly don’t know what they thought they were going to achieve by protesting
in the streets... not only too far, but really dumb.
Our Farmers are our back bone of this country! so called vegans have gone too
far gone too far to me they are nothing but terrorist and should be jailed for
life like another terrorist, by the way vegans i do enjoy my thick steak and
They stopped people and animals getting medical treatment .... and while calling
what they did a terrorist act maybe a little over the top, the people that
needed medical help ... or their animals that needed a vet would have been
For farmers that are the lifeblood of our country to have an extra hassle after
flood and drought watching them get up at dawn to keep their animals alive these
vegans need to get a life get them up in the dark to feed and care for stock
there is no way they can sit around disturbing commuters and people actually
with jobs paying tax if they want to be vegans no problems but to distrupt a
country with their ridiculous ideas has really gone against their cause!
I’m not going to blame every Vegan for the actions of a few of their number
who insisted that their freedom to express themselves is more important than the
rights of the wider community to go about their own activities unhindered by
people blocking their movements.
What can be done? Nothing as we all have the right to protest. I'm happy that I
moved out of Melbourne as there are too many of these things. Most vegans don't
realize how much they depend on animal products..
Doesn't Melbourne have a central square place where protests are legal? Sorry
to be so ignorant .... I'm from the far north & have never had reason to go to
Melbourne, but I'm sure there's a place in the CBD that people hold legal
They have gone overboard. It's an example of another minority group trying to
tell the masses what to do. They should be made to pay for all the expenses
incurred by the government and not just let off with a fine.
Yes. Vegans and Vegetarians have gone too far when they attack or threaten to
attack people who disagree with them. Everyone can make their own decision.
As I don't want to be told what to eat or drink, I don't want to be told what
religion I can or can not follow. Vegan - do what you want to in your own time
and space and leave other people alone. In other words - Mind Your Own Business.
I agree we are supposed to be a free-speaking country and let's try to keep it
that way. We all have an opinion but most express it in a calmer manner.
Entering people's property ie. farms and the like is trespassing and that is
ILLEGAL. How many people were medically compromised because of the closure of
roads to emergency vehicles? Yes, we are a democracy which means everyone has
the right to their opinion. Do you understand?
Yes they have !
Don't these idiots know that man has been a meat eater since , " The Cave Man
Era , " When by the way , the human male used to be the hunter , he carried a
club and hit the animal over the head and killed it , then dragged it home to
feed the family .
Times have changed and now we are more humane , we do never the less still on
the whole enjoy our meat .
Meat eaters do not dictate to Vegans , or interfere in their lively hood ,
which is the only behaviour that they participate in that I believe is against
the law .
As far as I am concerned they should be locked up for the illegal entry to
private property and theft of stock from same .
Unless they have the means to pay for their own defence , not at the Tax Payers
expence , they should stay in jail .
They can demonstrate until the cows come home , as long as they have informed
the department responsible .
I believe the way they have gone about trying to get people to convert to
Veganism is wrong. Is has just angered the meat eaters such as myself.
Althiugh I eat very little meat (mainly for health reasons) I still think that
rallying in the city and blocking traffic is ridiculous.
Yes.You can protest all you like, but when you start blocking traffic and
disrupting the lives of people trying to get to their jobs, schools etc, then it
is not on. I believe a woman who was quite upset and was on her way to have
surgery pleaded with a group to let her through. They refused. I have vegan,
vegetarian, pescetarian friends and i eat meat but we all respect each other and
have no problems with one another having different diets. Live and let live. As
for the intrusion onto the farms, this is purely a home invasion and should be
charged under the law as such. As if farmers don't have enough hardship to cope
with. There are farmers committing suicide. I wonder how many of these
protesters donated money to organisations such as 'buy a bale' to feed animals.
I suspect not.
I honestly believe everyone is entitled to their own opinion, religion, and
personal choices, but to slam farmers and strongly go against what we want, is
disgusting We live in a Democracy, I am for Animal Rights, but going this far,
trespassing on farm land, abuse farmers is taking things too far. We want to
make sure Abbatoirs are doing the right thing by the animals, if we don't have
any problems with Vegans, then they should leave us meat eaters alone. We all
live in this country under the same laws, the only people that are doing
anything morally wrong and legally wrong are these vegan protesters. Leave us
alone. If you are into helping animals then go and help rescue animals being put
down and backyard breeders who cause more problems with our beautiful animals.
Put your energy into the real needs animals have. So leave us alone, you are
just looking like idiots right now..
For people so intent on animal rights, they've lost sight of people's rights. We
all have the right to make a living as farmers do, eat what is suitable for our
needs and be conscious of how I food was grown/ butchered. You can't force your
opinion on others... it's just your opinion after all.
Definitely, they are proving to be just parasites interrupting the lives of
innocent people, Those who are able to be identified should be brought to
justice and spend a few days behind bars for the damage they have caused. There
is absolutely no excuse for their behaviour.
They should all be jailed. Disrupting peoples lives to push your own ideology
is disgusting. The sooner the States and Federal Governments bring in a law to
protect people against these idiots the better
Really? That’s what it takes? What exactly do you mean by that? Do you
honestly think that these protests haven’t hurt the objective of vegans? That
a whole lot of people that they were trying to reach actively hate those that
protested now and have damaged the reputation of veganism? I would suggest that
you read my post further to the top of the page as to some other positive ways
of getting people’s attention... I took the time to read your post, it’s
only fair that you read mine and let me know of what you think about it...
I would also add that the majority participants in the recent Vegan crowd
mayhems are people who are not vegans at all and are just along for the thrill
of the ride and exposure on tv and in the press
GET A LIFE and stop disrespecting and disrupting people who actually work for a
living trying to feed the masses
No it’s not the only way... they have hurt their cause. If they wanted good
publicity they could have done something really positive like a vegan food drive
to donate beans, rice, pasta, Passata sauce to food banks all around Melbourne,
they could all have sat there and knitted blankets for the homeless with acrylic
yarn instead of wool... wouldn’t this be the most positive protest, not
blocking the streets but all sitting and knitting together and starting a
dialogue, you know dialogue, talking back and forth in an amicable reasonable
discussion? You don’t think that a food drive and knitting protest would
gather people’s attention and media attention? In a positive way? Cause all I
see here is negative buddy...
I thought we lived in a democracy where everyone was entitled to live their
life as they wished, in peace and harmony with fellow citizens. Obviously not.
If vegans want to draw attention to animal rights, wouldn't they be better off
living their life values of no animal products in a peaceful way instead of
ruining farmers' livelihoods and terrorising innocent bystanders? They are no
better than fundamentalists of any other kinds. Talk about going too far.
I fully support vegans making their points of view by peaceful demonstrations
but I do not support them trespassing of private property to do so, particularly
on farms and/or places of business such as restaurants.
I don't care what religion, belief or diet you follow, but don't push your inane
ideals on me or anyone else. You have destroyed any sort of credibility you had
by trespassing on private property, breaking & entering businesses, hurting &
upsetting animals with your stupidity of cutting paddock fences, causing traffic
& transport problems for the working people, etc. AND people whinge about
Muslims & their radicals, but you guys are the same as the Muslim radicals. If
you wish to protest, do it where no-one is interrupted, hurt.or financially
impaired. You may not have jobs besides your uni studies, but others do. People
lost income due to your selfishness & dictatorial attitudes..
YES These so call vegans have gone to far. What I want to know is who is
supporting them financially, where dose the money come from for them to get
around in these hire buses to protest and steel property just to destroy
businesses & shut them down, they are so concern for the animals lives what
about these Hard Working People and Their Life Style to provide for all
Australians... Thanks to this Lucky Country we will never starve & go without
because we work hard for our needs Mentally and Physically
yes who are they to tell us what to eat or not mind your business on what you
eat we have a mind of our own we know whats good for us or not so keep it to
your selves Australia is suppose to be a free country so PISS OFF
Yes, the lack of real food protiens,affects the brain, as can be seen from these
idiots, if the whole world went vegan tomorrow, the only change would be 4/5ths
would be dead of starvation in three months
No one including Vegans has a right to break the law. Their activities are
criminal and counter productive to their cause. Their actions are terrorising
decent farmers and their families in their homes and threatening their
If they are vegans so be it.dont preach to others about veg asnism. They are
going too far and deserve full punishment.the ones who have shut down businesses
need to be held accountable and pay compensation.why not go and protest in
middle East and Indonesia where animals are treated badly. They would probably
Next protest we should set up free sausage sizzles.
The majority of people commenting here are missing the point! The demonstration
was not mounted by rabid Vegans telling the world what to eat, but by a group of
caring people demonstrating in the name of Animal Rights and Welfare. Farm
animals are subject to the worst cruelty humans can inflict - you only have to
see some of the documentaries on the subject to be sickened and outraged by the
content. The Government and the producers of farmed meat are putting profit
before the welfare of helpless animals - and ignoring petitions and other
peaceful attempts to make them rectify the situation, which is why a radical but
peaceful demo was required. I don't eat meat and that is my choice - I don't
try to force my beliefs on to others, but I DO object to the cruelty involved in
I shall reiterate what I have posted toward the top of the page. It wasn’t
peaceful, and it definitely didn’t help the cause... they are almost hated
now. Wouldn’t it have been fantastic for them to protest in a positive way-
vegan food drive, thousands of cans of beans, bags of rice, passata sauce...
combined with hundreds of vegans not in the streets but all around the sidewalks
and scenic areas of Melbourne knitting blankets for the homeless with acrylic
yarn instead of wool? A positive protest to gain support and media attention...
these people have the right to protest but wow did they blow it. Veganism is a
negative word now for many many people instead of a positive one.
Crabby, I come from a long line of farmers and believe me when I say they do not
mistreat their animals, my uncle was a dairy farmer with some 100 cows and he
had names for each one of them, they were well fed and looked after in a manner
that made me think he was tending them better than his family at times. He loved
his cows. I think you are judging all farmers wrongly, yes they maybe the odd
one that is cruel but not all. I strongly suggest that you spend a few days
staying at a farm somewhere and see just how the animals are treated before you
make your absurd accustations.
Vegans are poorly informed, naive law breakers with an irrational and likely
unhealthy attachment to animals rather than looking after the highest form of
life... despite that life-forms very real shortcomings.
When the Crusades were on and spreading Christianity it was convert or die. The
Vegans remind me of that. They didn't help their cause by disrupting people
trying to get to work. By the way I am vegetarian which is a choice. It was not
forced on me like the Vegans are trying to do.
Yes way way too far, I do not force meat on to a vegan I respect their choice
...hence they should respect others. Trespassing and stealing from farmers is
just not on, farmers are doing it tough as is. And how many workers will not get
paid from the Melbourne protest because not able to get to work. I do not like
animals being treated badly but these protesters should get a job or do
It is totally unacceptable to interfere with other people's lives, ie. blocking
traffic to encourage others to see their way of life, which they believe is
If they wish to follow a certain diet, they are quite entitled to but have no
right to attempt to push it onto other people who live a normal lifestyle.
They should all be charged with causing a disturbance.
Yes way to far forcing a beautiful petting place to close and eeing them loading
hose beautiful animals into their cars just made me feel sick,what are they
doing with all he animals thy are stealing. Giddy goat was such a beautiful
place with happy cared for animals ,now those animals are some place not
familiar to them,that's cruelty beyond belief ,go to China and save the animals
there that are so badly treated not make life harder for the farmers here who
are doing it so tough,AND I am a vegetarian feel so ashamed at these so called
Vegans doing what they are doing
People are missing the point of the demonstration, it was not a vegan protest it
was Animal rights protest. It was to be a voice for all the animals who are
suffering. If it was people locked up in cages and going to slaughter people
would be outraged just as they were when Hitler killed all the Jews. Animals are
sentiment beings with feelings, just like your dog or cat that you have as a pet
all animals feel the same. Why make them suffer with such cruelty, especially
live export. These protesters are taking desperate measures because nothing is
being done to stop the suffering.
Ummm, what you said was kinda funny, firstly humans are sentient creatures not
sentiment, and my dog and my cats eat meat and are not at all sentimental about
it, even birds eat worms and pick at animal carcasses... and I do believe that
there are many many people living in cages, from prisons and prisoners of war,
you haven’t heard about anything that is happening in the Middle East?
Palestine? Northern Africa? Southern Africa? South America? North Korea? People
are prisoners if they have different beliefs there. If these people were
actively trying to stop live animal export why does no one know this? It’s
because if it was about live animal exports there would have been many many meat
eaters there too. Vegans aren’t the only ones who disagree with that. These
protesters were raiding farms, and restaurants, not the boats that send them!
The farms that were tress passed on, had nothing to do with live exports... you,
my sad ignorant fellow human, you are a very uneducated fool. I feel sorry for
Yes they have gone to far. Everyone has the freedom of speech in Australia.
However they do not have the right to push their beliefs down people's throats.
I have been to 2 rally's a long time ago. There were police present and it was
peaceful. This was done when people were trying to get to work. I know
personally of one lady who is a nurse and could not get to her place of
employment. This presents then danger to the people at the hospital without
nurses and I am sure that happened to others that jobs are necessary to help us.
My thought when I saw this was one woman had leather boots on and I wondered
where she thought they come from. I know she does not eat meat but this was
from an animal which is a bit hypocritical. I do not eat red meat and that is
my choice the rest of the family do.
No one has the right to dictate to another about their food choices. We are
human beings at different stages of evolution. Some of us still require food
sources supplied by animal meat. Others may not or have made the conscious
decision to eliminate animal products from their diet. That’s their choice and
it is respected. They in turn must respect other people’s choices and to stop
judging those who choose to consume animal products.
It may be that as we humans become more conscious and loving towards ourselves
first and then others, the need or desire to eat animal flesh will become a
In the meantime, Live and Let Live by MYOB!
People should never fear attempting to change the values they hold strongly-
this is how some of the very rights and freedoms we enjoy today have been fought
for and successfully won. Once we start oppressing the right to protest and take
action, we might as well grab our ankles and hope the lube application process
has not been privatized! Is saying that the really need to review there last
effort and hopefully see what particular actions worked against their particular
We all should have choices. Without animals , we will quickly destroy the
ecology and deplete plant growth. Australia has decimated our car and food
We need to respect individual choices of religion , political , and food
We shall never force everyone to comply with our beliefs entirely. I get, people
feel passionate about saving animals and understand why...and I think that's
great too...but not by disrupting society for enforcing personal choice and
belief...and likely even disrupting some like minded folk. Bad behaviour does
create bad reception when you're frontiering your beliefs. Be Vegan, but don't
expect everyone else to be...some of us are vegetarian, pescatarian, flexitarian
I do think whatever we are passionate about... We can say without getting mouthy
or aggressive about. Difference of opinion is what makes for interesting
variance in discussion.