Warning: This article contains graphic footage.
The vegan and vegetarian lifestyles have boomed in recent years, with more and more people fighting for animal rights and liberation. And this growth of animal rights groups has ultimately resulted in more slaughterhouses, butchers, and restaurants being stormed by protestors, all in an attempt to bring an end to the killing of animals.
But these protests don't always go to plan. One group of animal rights activists found themselves in dangerous waters while storming a slaughterhouse in California. With one member filming their protest, the activists can be seen chaining themselves to the slaughter machine, which is when disaster struck.
Though, let's face it. Chaining your head to a slaughter line was never going to end well, was it?
Keep reading to watch the grizzly video, though be warned: It isn't for the faint of heart.
Animal activists know how to make a statement.
via: ShutterstockNever ones to beat around the bush, animal activists are known for their over the top and eccentric ways of communicating their beliefs.
Their methods aren't always subtle.
via: ShutterstockWhether they're forcing the public to watch graphic footage from slaughterhouses, or laying on a table covered in fake blood while being "carved" with a giant knife (we can't make this stuff up...), these activists will go to extreme lengths to fight for animal liberation. You have to admire their enthusiasm, though.
And they're often making headlines with their antics.
via: PETALike the time that animal rights group, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), staged a "dog BBQ" in the middle of London. Don't worry everyone, the dog was fake. But still, it was quite a shocking and, quite frankly, disgusting sight.
Who remembers the time that PETA blamed milk for autism?
via: PETAWhen they're not causing outrage with graphic and bloody stunts, they're enraging people with their outlandish and somewhat dramatic claims. Like this assuming statement about the link between autism and dairy. Keep reading to hear about another ridiculous stunt that PETA has pulled in the past.
They're not afraid to go on the front line for animal liberation.
via: ShutterstockAnimal activists have never been ones to shy away from the gory reality of slaughterhouses. Many different groups have stormed slaughterhouses in the past, and have often resorted to chaining themselves to machinery or releasing animals to halt the slaughter process.
It's often dangerous work.
via: ShutterstockChaining yourself to heavy machinery that is designed to kill animals is always going to be risky business, isn't it? One activist group found that out the hard way when their storming of a slaughterhouse went horribly wrong.