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    A blockade of four UK distribution centres by Animal rights activists is causing supply shortages for around 1,300 McDonald’s restaurants.

    Protesters from Animal Rebellion are demanding that the American fast-food giant McDonald’s become fully plant-based by 2025.

    The campaigners have blocked four UK distribution centres using trucks and bamboo structures, preventing deliveries to restaurants.

    ​“The meat and dairy industry is destroying our planet: causing huge amounts of rainforest deforestation, emitting immense quantities of greenhouse gases and killing billions of animals each year”, Animal Rebellion spokesman James Ozden said, as quoted by The Guardian.

    According to the group, the blockade will go on for at least 24 hours in order to cause “significant disruption" to the McDonald's supply chain.

     

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