Animal rights activist takes on Australian supermarket

The incident took place in Perth.
The incident took place in Perth. Photo credit: Newshub

A protester hoping to raise awareness of animal rights has performed what appears to be a strange act of mourning in an Australian supermarket.

The protest, which was shared in a video on Facebook, involves a woman dressed as a cow heading to the supermarket's meat department. She then bows in front of the sausage section and appears to perform an act of mourning before collapsing in the aisle. 

According to the Daily Mail, the incident took place in a Woolworths in Melville, Perth.

The video was also shared by vegan activist Arkadiusz Swiebodzinski, who asked "If you were a cow, what would you think of walking past a shopping market alley full of body parts of cows?"

Comments relating to the post were mostly in support of the protest, though some people were provoked to anger, with one person commenting "I'd kick this cow square in the head".

The protest garnered more interest online than in real life though, with the video showing staff continuing to pack the shelves and ignore the woman as the video was filmed.

According to 7News, the stunt was organised by animal rights activist group Direct Action Everywhere.




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