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TV presenter Piers Morgan once again blasted vegans during a television rant earlier this week.

Morgan launched into the rant following a protest by global animal rights network DxE on Sunday. Around 20 vegan activists stood in front of the meat aisle in Waitrose in Brighton in a bid to raise awareness around animal suffering.

The Good Morning Britain host branded Brighton the ‘home of mad vegans’, accusing the activists of ‘terrorizing old women’.

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A statement by DxE about the Brighton action said: “Why is an aisle of dead animal bodies normal, but speaking out about blatant violence towards defenseless beings extreme?

“Christmas is a time for love, but we choose to celebrate it by taking the life of another, a completely unnecessary act that creates unimaginable suffering.

“This direct action shines a light on the forgotten victims of this festive season, the turkeys. You can’t shop in peace when you’re buying death.”

Vegan rant

But Morgan was enraged by the protest, saying: “You want to protest, come to my house with your little placards and start screaming at me and see how long you get on before I bring meat into the game. I am ready for you.”

He added: “They [vegans] want everyone to be like them, it’s a bit like the severe Brexiteers, the anti-Trump brigade, and the radical pro-Trump people.

“They want everyone to be like them, and if you’re not, you must be exterminated.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.