Topless militant vegan storms a supermarket covered in body paint to look like a cow and screams ‘they raped me and stole my babies’ at shocked customers
- Tash Peterson, 26, stormed Boatshed Markets at Cottesloe, Perth, on Saturday
- She painted herself in black and white spots to represent a cow and wore onesie
- Ms Peterson continued her heated crusade at nearby Woolworths supermarket
- She urged shoppers to give up meat to stop animals from being shot in the head
A topless militant vegan activist stormed a fish market and Woolworths store before launching into a heated rant to stop customers from buying meat.
Tash Peterson, 26, began her crusade at the Boatshed Markets at Cottesloe, in Perth, on Saturday.
The vegan activist, who has appeared in court over her stunts, wore a onesie up to her waist and painted her body in black and white spots to represent a cow.
She waved a sign that personified a cow that had been abused and tortured.
‘They raped me and stole my babies so you can have my meat,’ it read.
Ms Peterson moved on to the nearby Woolworths where she camped out in the frozen produce section and continued her tirade.
‘Do you know what happens to cows in the dairy industry for you to consume their breast milk?’ she screamed.
Tash Peterson, 26, began her crusade at the Boatshed Markets at Cottesloe, in Perth, on Saturday
Ms Peterson moved on to the nearby Woolworths where she camped out in the frozen produce section and continued her tirade (pictured, staff confront Ms Peterson during her tirade at Woolworths)
‘They are artificially inseminated and raped to become pregnant so that they can produce breast milk.
‘When she gives birth after a nine month pregnancy, her babies are immediately taken away from her.
‘Her daughters endure the same life of slavery and repeated rape and her sons are murdered just days old because they don’t produce breast milk. They are seen as waste product and shot in the head just days old.’
Stunned shoppers stopped in their tracks to listen to Ms Peterson as she urged them to ditch meat and completely overhaul their diets for the sake of animals.
‘There is no need to consumer animal flesh or secretions,’ she said.
‘We can live a healthier life without them. Why are you paying for animal abuse and murder? Why are you still doing this?
‘I’m sure all of you say you care about animals, and that you love them, and that you’re against animal abuse, and yet every day you pay people to shoot them in the head, you pay people to slit their heads and force them into murder factories.’
Ms Peterson was asked to move on by three workers at the supermarket.
‘Get out of the shop,’ one worker said over and over again.
Ms Peterson initially refused their direction and continued to speak over them.
Stunned shoppers stop in their tracks to listen to Ms Peterson as she urges them to ditch meat and completely overhaul their diets for the sake of animals
MS Peterson has built a following over the years as she has stormed several restaurants and supermarkets
‘I’m not leaving until you stop selling animal cruelty,’ she said.
‘Stop making profit off animal abuse. Tell the public the truth, tell the consumers the truth of what happens to these poor beings in the murder factories.’
Ms Peterson eventually relented after delivering her spiel and left the supermarket.
Her rant at the supermarket is the latest stunt Ms Peterson has pulled over the course of her activism.
Ms Peterson has dressed in bloodied aprons and stormed into restaurants and supermarkets like McDonald’s and Coles.
She even interrupted an AFLW match by running onto the field at Perth Stadium.
The serial protester ran around for about a minute before she was tackled by Fremantle midfielder Kiara Bowers long enough for security to catch up.
Ms Peterson fronted court where she was fined $1,800 for trespassing.
Ms Peterson has dressed in bloodied aprons and stormed into restaurants and supermarkets like McDonald’s and Coles
Ms Peterson was fined $1,800 after she ran onto the field during an AFLW match at Perth Stadium