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Tash Peterson stages protest at Perth Royal Show

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Tash Peterson has staged a sensational protest during a livestock event at the Perth Royal Show.

The controversial vegan activist uploaded a video to her social media accounts on Tuesday, along with a statement condemning the event.

“The Royal Show is a brainwashing and propaganda event run by animal agriculture Western Australia; it celebrates and glamorises animal abuse, slavery and murder,” she wrote.

“The event runs activities that indoctrinates children into viewing non-human animals as food, objects, commodities, machines and entertainment.”

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Camera IconIn the video, Peterson can be seen climbing through a fence at a livestock show, and holding up a sign in the middle of the ring in front of families at the event. Credit: Tash Peterson

She explaained on Tuesday, animal rights activists targeted the cattle judging ring “where they are judged based on how on how good their muscle and flesh looks for human consumption.”

“They are viewed as nothing but objects and commodities; but are in fact sentient individuals who are victims of this holocaust,” Peterson wrote.

In the video, Peterson can be seen climbing through a fence at a livestock show, and holding up a sign in the middle of the ring in front of families at the event.

“These gentle and innocent beings are going to be brutally murdered and shot in the head. They’re just as gentle and loving as beloved dogs and cats,” she yells.

She is swiftly set upon by a number of event organisers, before being ushered out of the ring.

She is swiftly set upon by a number of event organisers, before being ushered out of the ring.
Camera IconShe is swiftly set upon by a number of event organisers, before being ushered out of the ring. Credit: Tash Peterson

In a statement the Royal Agricultural Society of WA told The West Australian: “As you will see in the video we have trained stewards within the ring who are caring for the safety of our volunteers, our members and the safety of the animals in the ring.

“We have gates surrounding this area as these are very large and heavy animals and the general public are aware that for their own safety they remain outside these gates.

“RASWA is an apolitical organisation who respects that there are many views on multiple topics and respects the right for individuals to protest.

“However, when an individual places themselves in a position where they are not safe, are creating a potentially unsafe situation for others and for the animals, it is our duty of care to intervene swiftly.

“The person in question was removed from the ring as quickly as possible to minimise any potential threat to her own, and others safety.

“We live in a democratic society and there are ways in which to voice an opinion. Placing many people in harm’s way, including your own, is not a safe route.”

This comes after the 26-year-old said she is not sorry — nor guilty — for allegedly subjecting shoppers to abuse inside a luxury Perth store while covered in what she claimed was her period blood.

Vegan activist Tash Peterson at Louis Vuitton.
Camera IconVegan activist Tash Peterson at Louis Vuitton. Credit: WA Incident alerts

The 26-year-old has also vowed to continue to carry out similar stunts in a bid to end what she says is an “animal Holocaust” and is willing to go to prison for the cause.

Peterson made the comments after she appeared in Perth Magistrates Court earlier this month where she pleaded not guilty to behaving in a disorderly manner in relation to the August 21 incident.

Peterson, from Bicton, allegedly entered the Louis Vuitton store in Raine Square dressed only in a pink g-string, covered in what she says was her period blood, and carrying a sign emblazoned with the words: “If you’re not vegan you’re an animal abuser”.

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