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Animal rights activists block logistics center of dairy giant Tnuva

Sue Surkes is The Times of Israel's environment reporter.

Earlier, Animal Rebellion activists blocked the entrance to a logistics center run by dairy giant Tnuva in Petah Tikva and unfurled banners saying “Meat, milk and eggs are bringing on the climate crisis” and “Tnuva, close the livestock industry and move to veganism.”

They threw blood-like liquid over a statue of a cow to symbolize the suffering and environmental damage caused by the livestock industry.

It is the first act of Israelis affiliated to the international Animal Rebellion movement, part of the larger Extinction Rebellion.

Tel Aviv participant Reut Eini, 28, called on the state and the public to stop “closing their eyes to the terrible suffering and pollution.”

Animal Rebellion activists protest at a logistics center of dairy giant Tnuva in Petah Tikva, February 16, 2021 (Animal Rebellion)

The livestock industry worldwide accounts for 14.5% of greenhouse gas emissions that lead to global warming, which is more than all transportation put together. It also uses some 70% of agricultural land and is a key cause of deforestation, water pollution and the loss of animal and plant species.

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