A group of animal rights activists staged a demonstration outside a halal slaughterhouse in Whitechapel on Saturday night.

Lesley Dove, an animal rights campaigner, organised the protest at the slaughterhouse in Hessel Street – which sits behind a shop front with that name Muslim Halal Live Poultry and Chicken – with several other animal rights and vegan activists who had attended a mass animal rights rally in Westminster earlier that day.

Dove, 52, from south-west London, said that she wanted "to raise the public awareness of veganism, spread the vegan message, by awareness of the suffering of the birds and other animals killed as food, by taking the message to the places where they are killed."

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