Animal Rising storm dairy farm saying 'baby cows just want to be free' - and ... trends now
Vegan activists have this morning stormed a dairy farm demanding that a calf is released and rehomed in a 'sanctuary' - shouting that 'baby cows just want to be free'.
Animal Rising said that 30 protesters entered and 'occupied' Grange Dairy in Winfrith Newburgh, near Dorchester, Dorset at around 7am this morning.
The group, which is opposed to the dairy industry, has asked the farm to release a calf to be rehomed in an animal sanctuary 'as a sign of good faith' while they negotiate 'over the need to transition towards a plant-based food system urgently'.
This comes after Animal Rising supporters ran onto the racetrack at Aintree last month before the Grand National last month - and last year protested against dairy by pouring milk from shelves over the Harrods food hall and in other supermarkets.
Activists claim a 2017 investigation found Grange Dairy kept calves as old as six months being kept in incredibly cramped conditions - despite a legal limit of eight weeks.
Vegan activists have this morning stormed a dairy farm in Dorset demanding that a calf is released and rehomed in a 'sanctuary'
Animal Rising said that 30 protesters entered and 'occupied' Grange Dairy in Winfrith Newburgh, near Dorchester, Dorset at around 7am this morning
An animal rising protester sitting down at Grange Dairy with a picture of a cow with two calves
However a Dorset Council investigation later found no evidence of animal welfare breaches, the Dorset Echo reported in 2017.
Activists claim the farm, owned by J.F. Cobb & Sons, supplies 'high welfare' milk to Marks & Spencer supermarkets.
Activists at the farm were pictured 'comforting' some of the approximately 1,000 calves who are, according to Animal Rising 'kept in pens, isolated from each other'.
Ben Newman, who is part of the action at the dairy this morning, said: 'Just like every other animal in