Man eats raw bloody meat at vegan food festival

Mimi Launder
Wednesday 15 August 2018 07:30
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A man eating a slab of raw meat in front of a vegan food festival with the words 'Go vegan and die' written across his top has sparked fury.

Demonstrating a bizarre level of dedication to the cause of animals dying, phone footage shows the man chewing on the meat as he is question by police.,

They had received complaints from attendees of the Vegan Food Festival, reportedly the first to ever be held in Amsterdam.

Witness say the meat - which the unnamed man says is "raw veal heart" - was "literally dripping" with blood.

The man, his assistant and his cameraman were reportedly reluctant to leave the festival at first, as there was no rule that said he could not stand in front of the grounds, but left after an hour.

A spokesperson for the Vegan Food Festival has expressed their disapproval over the behaviour:

While it is of course not forbidden to eat raw meat, it was of course a shocking sight because there was a puddle of blood and fat.

Besides, there were lots of elderly people and children. At that time a special children’s programme was going on.

The spokesperson said that those who attend the festival are “not extreme vegans".

Police later confirmed that no arrests were made.

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