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Vegan animal rights activists who rescued goats and lamb now face ‘theft and cruelty’ charges

Animal rights activist Joanne Lee released a statement declaring: 'We are not asking for bigger cages or better conditions. We are demanding the end of commodification of animals. They do not exist for human use'.

STEPHEN JOHNSON: ‘A group of 50 protesters who targeted the Gippy Goat Cafe at Yarragon, south-east of Melbourne, early on Friday morning by carrying livestock into the back of a four-wheel drive. They now face theft and animal cruelty charges, with the three goats and a lamb yet to be returned to their rightful ‘owners’. Security footage and video taken by the activists themselves showed two women climbing a wooden fence to grab a lamb as scared goats in the enclosure ran inside for cover. The lamb was then carried over the fence and put into the back of the Jeep before a black goat was also shoved into the boot of the SUV, as activists wearing black crowded around the livestock pen.

Animal rights activist Joanne Lee released a statement declaring she was opposed to farming altogether, and also posted video of a limping goat from the farm to justify abducting the livestock so they could be released to open pasture. ‘We are not asking for bigger cages or better conditions,’ she said. ‘We are demanding the end of commodification of animals. ‘They do not exist for human use.’ Victoria Police Sergeant Dean Waddell told WIN News on Friday the animal rights activists faced theft and animal cruelty charges’. SOURCE…

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