Vegan Activists Block Arla Distribution Centre

A vegan protest group known as Animal Rebellion have blockaded the Arla distribution centre in Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire which they say handles 10% of the milk supply in the UK.

About 50 activists from Animal Rebellion, the sister group to Extinction Rebellion, blocked the gates to the Arla distribution centre near Aylesbury, locking on to bamboo structures and concrete barricades to prevent lorries from gaining access.

Pictures circulated by the group showed activists locked on to a bamboo structure, and others were chained together beneath a van with a banner stretched across reading “Plant-based by 2025”.

They are demanding that Arla, a Denmark-based multinational food conglomerate with an annual turnover of about €10bn (£8.6bn), switches entirely to plant-based foods by 2025.