Butcher swings his meat around at vegan protesters outside his shop

Butcher swings his meat around at vegan protesters outside his shop

There are many great ideological rivalries in the world. Some are political, some are religious, and some are the result of moral and ethical values. There can, however, be no enmity as ill-fated as the one between vegans and butchers. These natural enemies make cats and dogs look like great friends. They make DC fans and Marvel fans look like the best of pals. They make Alien and Predator look like they could quite easily share a few brewskis and talk about the good ole days. So what happens when they meet? Well, this…

We’ve got our travelling boots on again, ya legends. Today we’re heading on a pilgrimage to Leeds’s Kirkgate Market in the UK. It’s a typical grocers market by all accounts. There are fruit and veg stalls, there are boutique food-stuffs, traditional delicacies, butchers, and, on this fateful day, vegans.

"Going cheap. Great source of protein. You look like you need some!" Credit: Ginette Lindstrom

“Going cheap. Great source of protein. You look like you need some!” Credit: Ginette Lindstrom

The video’s not entirely clear with regards to how things escalate, but the vegan in charge of the camera (I’m surprised she had the strength to hold it up) reckons these particular vegans were maintaining a silent protest.

I’m not the man to ascertain the truth of that. We’ll give her the benefit of the doubt, but they were being removed from the market by security when they came across a charnel house of tasty, tasty murder. For some reason – which, again, isn’t particularly clear – one butcher is outside his shop and he’s swinging his meat around.

"Put this meat in your mouth!" Credit: Ginette Lindstrom

“Put this meat in your mouth!” Credit: Ginette Lindstrom

Apparently, it connected with one of the vegans. All we can do is hope they had a safe space nearby. There’s a little more of a kerfuffle. Another butcher says something. It’s hard to tell what exactly. He is from Leeds after all.

Finally, one of the other butchers pulls a move that’d make Golding and pre-pubescent psychopath Jack very proud. He places a pig’s head on the counter and faces it directly at the vegans.

The vegan who filmed it, Ginette, said, “The reaction has been mixed as we expected but this post has really highlighted some extremely twisted and disturbed individuals and promoters for the agricultural industry. However we have also received a lot of positive support especially via inbox from people who haven’t wanted to comment on the posts due to the behaviour and language of those promoting and in favour of eating animals.”

It's an offering to the beast! The beast is hunger by the way. Credit: Ginette Lindstrom

It’s an offering to the beast! The beast is hunger by the way. Credit: Ginette Lindstrom

Final thought: I don’t know about you, but I could really go a steak. A big fat juicy one. Anyway, conflict is never good, but when two opposing forces meat, it’s only natural that something goes awry. All we can really say is, vegans, leave the meat-eaters alone and they’ll leave you alone. Now, shake hands and move on. Be good to one another people.

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