McDonald's restaurants face disruption from animal rights blockades
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Animal rights protesters blockaded four UK McDonald's distribution centres, which they say will impact roughly 1,300 restaurants, including those in Norfolk and Waveney.
Animal Rebellion said they are using trucks and bamboo structures at the distribution sites in Hemel Hempstead, Basingstoke, Coventry and Heywood, Greater Manchester, to stop lorries from leaving depots.
The group are demanding McDonald's commit to becoming fully plant-based by 2025.
McDonald's have 22 restaurants in Norfolk and Waveney.
Animal Rebellion said they intend to remain at the sites for at least 24 hours, causing "significant disruption" to the McDonald's supply chain.
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Animal Rebellion spokesman James Ozden said the action is aimed at calling out the animal agriculture industry for their part in the climate crisis.
He said: "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.
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"The only sustainable and realistic way to feed ten billion people is with a plant-based food system. Organic, free-range and 'sustainable' animal-based options simply aren't good enough."
A McDonald's spokesperson said: "Our distribution centres are currently facing disruption.
"We are assessing the impact on deliveries to our restaurants and to menu items.
"We apologise to our customers for any disappointment caused."