An Activist called Mia recently experienced a terrifying encounter with a farmer that was ‘extremely aggressive’ and ‘attacked’ the group she was with before police arrived…
The assault happened shortly after Mia, along with a group of activists, ‘rescued 16 lives’. They were rescuing rabbits from a rabbit farm in Spain.
Not surprisingly, she was very upset and distressed at what had happened. She described how she had been driving along in the car when suddenly the window ‘exploded’ from a gunshot and glass went everywhere.
Mia described what had happened in the lead up to the assault, explaining that the group took the rabbits from the property, then the farmer ‘strangled activists and smashed their heads in with metal poles’.
When police arrived, they told the group to leave.
Mia revealed the farmers chased them down the motorway at 200kmph (124mph) before following them down a side road.
“They blocked us into a dead end and surround the car with 5 other farmers’ cars. They were banging on the windows, shouting and threatening us.
We called the police who arrived after an hour. They diffused the situation and escorted us to a ‘safe place’. We asked them to escort us home but they refused and said we would be okay.
They let us go and 10 minutes later back on the motorway one of their call pulled up alongside us and shot at us. The window exploded in my face and there was a lot of blood from all the glass.
We’re currently at the hospital and waiting to go to the police station to report this crime.”
Mia has received a ‘high number of death wishes and threats’ on her instagram so has since had to disable the comments.
Some have seen her actions as ridiculous with some people branding her a ‘thief’ among other things.
The activist who stands by her choices, stated:
‘The most important thing is that the non-human animals are safe’. Adding that they are ‘far from that hell hole’ now and she doesn’t want any of this to be about her but the safety of the animals.
Mia concluded,‘despite everything, I am just happy that those 16 lives are free from harm’.
Rabbit farming is very popular in Spain and extremely common. It’s been reported that rabbit farming is highly concentrated in three countries, which represent 83 per cent of total EU production.
Spain slaughtered 48.5 million rabbits 2016 alone, and France, not far behind, slaughtered 29 million rabbits.
Spain, however, decreased that number to 40 per cent in the last 10 years, to show ‘greater professionalisation’.