Imagine enjoying a meal at a restaurant only to be interrupted by a triggered vegan shaming you for eating eggs.
Sometimes life seems like a parody, because this actually happened.
The woman in the restaurant (and the video attached below) is Kelly Atlas. She is an Oakland, California-based activist, organizer and designer with Direct Action Everywhere. The group’s website says that it strives to “create a world where animal liberation is a reality.”
Atlas and other Direct Action followers are currently on a campaign to tell people who eat meat, fish, poultry, dairy or eggs that they need to change and stop eating animals.
When they target a business, several members assemble in a flash mob type protest. Typically, one person announces Direct Action’s message and other members will carry signs with the slogan, “It’s not food, it’s violence.”
After entering the restaurant, Atlas begins a tearful rant about how her “little girl” was “abused for her entire life.”
Here is the cringe-worthy video: