A 34-year-old vegan from Britain recently made it public news that, in order to protest animal abuse and animal cruelty, she and a volunteer are to put on a so-called human branding show.The protest is set to take place this coming March 21 on a street in London, and Becky Folkard hopes that some of the people who happen to be walking by and who witness her using a hot iron to mark this volunteer will be convinced to give up on eating meat and dairy.
In all fairness, this is not the first time when green groups that hold animal rights and animal welfare very close at heart decide to go to extreme lengths in order to get their message across.
However, it is not often that somebody comes up with the idea that deliberately hurting an individual in front of other people might help up the number of vegans presently walking the earth, which is why the protest is likely to cause quite a stir.
Daily Mail reports that Becky's “uniform” for this protest is made up of a mask which she is to cover her face with, and an apron which will be fairly similar to the ones slaughterhouse workers wear.
As far as the soon-to-be-branded volunteer is concerned, it looks like he will be shirtless and restrained on the ground.
Following in the footsteps of Sacha Boojor and several other animal rights activists who were branded in Israel not very long ago, this volunteer is to have the number 269 seared onto his skin.
For those unaware, 269 used to be the designated number of an abused calf that lived at a factory farm in Israel.
“We’re taking a huge risk because so many people will see what we’re doing as extreme, but in the past you had suffragettes, which was hugely controversial. Females only have a vote now because women chained themselves to railings and ran in front of horses. We have to move with the times,” Becky commented with respect to this peculiar protest.
“If one person goes away and researches a vegan lifestyle because of this it will have been worth it,” she went on to add.
According to Becky's estimations, the protest will only last for about ten minutes.