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Kent Animal Save to protest at Charing Meats slaughterhouse, in Ashford

An animal rights group are heading to Charing this afternoon to protest outside the slaughterhouse.

Around 20 activists with Kent Animal Save are expected at Charing Meats from 1.30pm to 6.30pm for the vigil.

Elizabeth Teall, 20, who has organised the protest alongside her mum Julianne, said the group are there to 'bare witness to the suffering of the animals.'

Placards ready for the protest
Placards ready for the protest

She said: "It's a peaceful movement and we are just there to show the animals a little bit of compassion before they go in.

"We show no aggression to workers or drivers, we are just there from the animals who will have come from market.

"I feel sick at the thought of it and as we get closer it's making me really anxious. But we feel it's important to show their plight to the world.

"It's about making people meet their meat."

Today is World Vegan Day and the Kent Animal Save group will be holding their first-ever vigil alongside their other UK counterparts, such as Cardiff Animal Save, Devon Animal Save and Liverpool Pig Save.

Miss Teall added: "We just want to make people realise these animals are sentient beings, They are not money making objects.

"They feel pain like we do, they react to pain like we do and they feel fear like we do."

For more information about the group visit their Facebook page.

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