Cops arrest 38 in Melbourne vegan protest

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison called the protests "shameful" and "un-Australian".

"Most Australians are opposed to animal cruelty", he said.

One man started jumping up and down before being detained by five police officers.

"The industry is telling people these animals are being killed ethically, that they are being killed humanely - the reality is.it's the furthest thing from humane", the protest organizer and director of animal rights documentary Dominion, Chris Delforce, said as cited by News.com.au.

Almost a hundred activists reportedly parked several vans in the middle of a busy intersection in Melbourne, with some chaining themselves to the vehicles and disrupting traffic, much to the outrage of thousands of local commuters.

Some also took the opportunity to lament the cost of the disruption and the apparent hypocrisy of the authorities for failing to adequately rein in the protests and prevent such widespread disruption.

Nine people have been arrested after chaining themselves to machinery in a NSW abattoir as part of a nationwide protest.

While Victoria Police declined to make many arrests at the peaceful demonstration, they have now cleared protesters from the busy intersection.

About 20 animal rights campaigners descended on the Warwick abattoir and chained themselves to equipment before police were called to remove them.

The protests that drew the ire of some omnivorous Australians unfolded in a number of locations across the country, including Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Protests are also underway at a meatworks in Corio and at Pakenham, activists have chained themselves to a truck.

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"Three women refused to walk from the abattoir and had to be carried to the police vehicle", a police spokesman said.

Ryan stated that the new taskforce will be monitoring Facebook activity of animal liberation groups to ensure that police are present to get "the right people in the right place at the right time".

Despite the small numbers at the protest, Ms Veira was happy with the turnout.

The organisers state that they "want people around the world to see that our work for animal rights is no longer a minority grassroots movement but instead a rapidly growing phenomenon that can't be stopped".

"They aren't unreasonable demands, we're just asking for transparency and compassion".

Doctor of Paediatric Neuropsychology Helen Jeges held a sign above her head at this morning's protest on Flinders Street.

Victorian Nationals leader Peter Walsh said it was "gutting" to see farmers targeted after a goat cafe in West Gippsland announced it was closing due to "threats from abusive vegan activists".

Up to 200 others remained outside the the facility, protesting against what they said was the barbaric slaughter of sheep and pigs.

Brad King, from the activist group Farm Animal Rescue, was among those at the protest and said animals slaughtered at the site had endured terrifying deaths.

The move comes after Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has been calling for higher fines from states.

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