“Death threats, stoked by social media and encouraged by international groups of activists, have caused butchers and farmers to ‘live in fear.’ Marlow Butchers, in, Ashford, Kent, was targeted earlier this month by activists who daubed red paint on the doors and windows of the shop.” That’s the report from the UK’s Telegraph. In a nation of disarmed subjects with no legal right to armed self-defense — even in their own homes — radical groups can threaten and intimidate those with whom they disagree with impunity.
Cowardly, bullying & nasty – that’s Animal Rights activism summed up in one story. If you are anywhere near Ashford go and buy yourself a steak for the bbq from Marlow Butchers https://t.co/0KbxPaUZPy
— Tim Bonner (@CA_TimB) May 27, 2018
“We live in fear and we’re up worrying at night – they are terrorising us.”
The family has reported the threats to the police.
Tim Bonner, Chief Executive of the Countryside Alliance told The Telegraph: “There’s been an escalation of attacks on butchers, markets, and even abattoirs and it’s an extension of animal rights campaigns we have seen around other areas, using the same tactics including online abuse.
“They usually attack small independent businesses rather than taking on the big boys – it’s quite cowardly.”
Armed self-defense is a natural, universal human right. One that most nations limit or eliminate, the better to control their populations. We’d all do well to remember that we have plenty of activists and politicians that would like nothing more than to replicate that same sorry state of affairs here.