Brisbane butchery targeted by 'vegan activist' in shopfront attack

A Brisbane butcher's store has been vandalised in an attack the owner believes was perpetrated by an "vegan activist".

The owner of Clancyjames butchery, David Bobberman, told 7 News his store was targeted at around 10:30pm on Tuesday night (local time). 

The storefront was reportedly smashed, with fake blood and graffiti reading "meat is murder" painted over the small business.

"If people have a message to make, make it peacefully by all means," Bobberman told 7 News.

"But this affects someone's livelihood."

Bobberman expects the mess to take hours to clean up, costing him money and working hours.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the vandalism after he was allegedly caught by police riding his bike without a helmet 30 minutes later.

Authorities allege the man was carrying a hammer, a can of spray paint and a bottle of red liquid.

7 News reports the man has been issued a notice to appear in Brisbane Magistrate's Court on suspicion of willful damage.