London commuters drag eco-radicals off train cars after subways delayed
London commuters sick and tired of disruptions to critical infrastructure by Extinction Rebellion protestors took matters into their own hands when the subways were brought to a halt by protestors who climbed several train cars.
A man who can be seen eating KFC chicken outside of a vegan protest has stirred up some controversy.
Footage of the man has been posted to the video-sharing social network TikTok. The video was captioned “meat-eating protest in Sydney gets a hungry visitor.” The video has gone viral, already accumulating 249.8 thousand likes and over 2 million views.
The protest took place in front of the Town Hall in Sydney. It was partly organized by Anonymous for the Voiceless—a vegan activist group formed in Melbourne Australia in 2016. The group organizes events throughout the world.
The protest was full of activist wearing ‘V for Vendetta’ masks and holding signs that said “TRUTH” on them. They also had laptops showing brutal footage of animals being slaughtered and other videos pertaining to the meat industry.
In the video, laughing can be heard from behind the camera as the man attracts attention from people who are passing by.
Some commenters were all for the man’s actions saying “Not all heroes wear capes, some eat KFC.”
Other users did not appreciate the man’s actions, writing, “Why do people think it’s cool to lack empathy for other lives and then make fun of people that actually care? I’m genuinely curious.”
Another wrote, “I’m not a vegetarian or anything but like why are you so childish?”
The group gave their reasoning for wearing ‘V for Vendetta’ Masks on their website noting “The mask has been used by Anonymous, as well as by thousands of others around the world in recent history, as a unifying symbol against the forces that still promote discrimination, corruption, injustice and oppression in any form in our society today.”
One user summed up the incident by commenting “It’s a protest of a protest, that’s too many layers for me to understand.”
Quebec politician says that you should be able to commit suicide if you're worried about climate change
Quebec politician Luc Ferrandez has suggested that euthanasia could be extended to those who wish not to be a burden on society.
Writing in a Facebook post, the former mayor of Plateau Mont-Royal said, “Could we, for environmental, social and economic reasons, decide that we want to receive help to die so as not to be a burden for our family and society in general?”
When confronted about his comments, Ferrandez stated that he merely intended to “deepen the discussion” on assisted dying, according to Journal Metro. “Is it immoral to ask a question,” he added indignantly.
Currently, for assisted dying to be permitted, a patient must be suffering, and their death must be imminent. Ferrandez appeared upset as the law does not consider the possibility that a patient may want to die for environmental or economic reasons.
In 2016, several advocates requested that the government expanded euthanasia legislation so to fit Ferrandez’s definition, however, the provincial government is not ready to rethink the legislation in the immediate future
Greta Thunberg has left North America and is traveling back to Europe with the use of a catamaran. Thunberg will now head to Europe where she will attend the UN climate summit, according to the Daily Mail.
Thankfully for Thunberg, an Australian couple offered to sail her back from Virginia in the United States. It will take her two to three weeks to get to Portugal, depending on the Atlantic Ocean’s temperament.
During her time in North America, Thunberg met with world leaders, famous actors, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Swedish activist even took time to visit Alberta where she received a cooler reception than other stops on her tour.
Four Albertan activists who joined a sit-in protest at a turkey farm were charged by the RCMP for trespassing on a southern Alberta property.
Dozens of protester swarmed a farm near Fort Macleod at the beginning og Sept., with some activists standing outside a turkey coop, while others locked themselves inside.
When police arrived the protesters agreed to peacefully leave the private property after their demands were met: media be allowed to film the facility, five turkeys be given to a sanctuary and no criminal charges be laid.
“We want farmers and the food inspection agency to start doing investigations, to start exposing the reality of what’s going on in Canadian farms,” one protestor said to CTV News.
Farm owner Mark Tschetter told CTV, “These turkeys have fresh water… They can walk outside for fresh air, and they have fresh feed every day.”
Calgarian Claire Buchanan, 28, Edmontonian Mawell Ming Mah, 46, Kennadi Rae Herbert, 24, of Pincher Creek and a Calgarian girl, 16, were each charged with one count of break and enter to commit mischief.