Vegans in Scotland angered over 'ignorant' butcher's sign
A vegan activist has caused quite a stir after leaving meat-free messages on rocks across Scotland's highest mountains.
The mountaineer (@f******g_hostile_vegan_sausage), who goes by the initials 'RM' took to his Instagram page with photos of his controversial work.
His vibrant hand-drawn rocks read messages such as "MEAT: Murder, Evil, Agony, Torture", "I’ll kill them all unless they’re vegan" and "Keep my animal friends out of your f***ing mouth".
Campaign groups have frowned upon his not-so-subtle statements, with Ramblers Scotland and Mountaineering Scotland urging him to follow the "leave no trace" policy.
Stuart Younie, chief executive of Mountaineering Scotland said: "We have seen an increased pressure on the outdoors and particularly the Munros over the last couple of years and many new people out enjoying the benefits of hillwalking, but our message is that it’s not okay to leave painted rocks or anything else behind."
It's not just campaigners who have been left disgruntled. One walker discovered a rock with "be kind to animals or I’ll kill you" (a quote from the Keanu Reeves film John Wick) sketched onto it.
She said: ‘Whatever your beliefs, leaving them painted on a cairn on a remote Munro top is nothing more than an act of vandalism.
"Please respect the environment and leave it unspoilt for all who use it. I buried the offending rock under a lot of others, hopefully never to be seen again."
Another added: "It seems to be a new trend to graffiti on the hills. No better than taking a s*** on a summit in my opinion."