Vegan activist Joey Carbstrong defends choice to call farmers rapists and murderers

Vegan activist Joey Carbstrong defends choice to call farmers rapists and murderers
Photo credit: Facebook/ Joey Carbstrong

A famous vegan activist has defended his comments comparing farming to rape, murder and slave ownership.

Joey Carbstrong (real name Armstrong) is known for making the comparison multiple times and has previously fallen out with BBC radio host Jeremy Vine over his decision to eat a ham and cheese sandwich, Metro.co.uk reports.

Despite victims of sexual assault calling his language surrounding farming offensive Mr Carbstrong refused to back down, saying the practice of artificial insemination on farms is what's offensive.

"The act of forcefully penetrating animals sexually in their private parts," he told Metro.co.uk.

"I don't see why that isn't rape."

Mr Carbstrong also defended his language during a terse panel on British morning TV show This Morning on Wednesday.

He appeared next to farmers Jonny and Dulcie Crickmore who say they have received death threats from vegan activists after sharing photos from their farm on social media.

They say using terms like rape and murder are offensive as they're creating food for the world's non vegan population.

"I find those words like "rape" and "murder" very offensive," Mr Crickmore said.

"We have billions of people in this world and they have to be fed. Like 270-odd other species on this planet, we eat meat."

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