A regular American mom used her cell phone to capture a terrifying protest at a local Chik-Fil-A in Pinellas Park, Florida. Participating in promotional “Cow Appreciation Day“, local Chick-fil-A restaurants provided free food to patrons who came in on July 11th dressed in “cowlike” attire.
As reported by local Fox News 13, Direct Action Everywhere (“DxE”) activists stormed the fast food restaurant wearing bloody clothing and carrying a large knife. Pretending to be animals, some crawled in on hands and knees wearing the heads of a cow and a chicken. They wore blue shirts bearing the slogan “Animal Liberation Now.”
As young children watched, these militant vegans staged a dramatic, violent show to “show the reality of …what’s happening to these animals”. Using a fake bloody knife to “slaughter” the animals, activists pretended to slit the throats of two actors wearing the head of a cow and a chicken. The activist actors then dropped to the ground and played dead, blocking access and forcing customers to walk around them.
The mom’s one minute video (below) begins after a DxE protestor wields the knife to “slaughter” the chicken and the cow. it shows the “dead” actors and the person holding the large butcher knife. Her video also captured the confrontation between restaurant patrons yelling at the the DxE group to “Get Out!” Before leaving, the group chanted “It’s not food, it’s violence.”
“Speciesism” Justifies Action
Organizers targeted Chik-Fil-A because the restaurant’s promotional giveaway of free chicken sandwiches “was feeding into the speciesism that we’re trying to fight. Speciesism is basically just the idea that one life is more important than the other, simply because of the body they were born into.”
The mother who filmed the event said the group “crossed the line when they proceeded to slit the throats of human beings. Kids couldn’t tell the difference between what’s real and fake.”
Watch Fox News 13 video:
CHICK-FIL-A PROTESTS: Animal rights activists protested inside a Pinellas Park Chick-fil-A during the restaurant's Cow Appreciation Day. Some protesters' outfits had the appearance of blood and one woman held what looked like a large knife. STORY: http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/267324752-story
Posted by FOX 13 News – Tampa Bay on Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Founded in 2013 by activists from the San Francisco Bay Area, DxE is an animal rights advocacy group with 140 chapters worldwide run by a “steering committee” of just six people. It has targeted such retailers as Sprouts Farmers Markets, Costco, and Whole Foods. From its website:
Often when dining with others, we are forced to confront a disturbing reality: the corpse of a victim of violence on the dinner table. But this year, we’re banding together to push back against a violent tradition with the #LiberationPledge.
The group urges members to make a fork bracelet as an outward symbol “of respect for a more peaceful world by refusing to eat animals.” Yes, they ask supporters to bend forks into bracelets around their wrists.
So it’s okay for DxE wack jobs to wield large knives to create “a disturbing reality”: the slaughtered bloody corpse of a human “victim of violence.” To these militant vegans, invading a private business and using real weapons to create visual terror before children is justified because life in any species should be protected.
Following this logic, I await DxE’s protest of Planned Parenthood.