‘Animal rights extremists’ leave signs outside butcher’s shop wishing ‘cancer on your family’

Sun Reporter, June 19, 2019 The Sun

A BUTCHER fears he is being targeted by animal rights extremists after a sign wishing cancer on his family was placed opposite his shop.

Nick Rapps believes the sick message left in an A-board was linked to a protest in nearby Bristol earlier in the day.

The Vegan Society said it did not support insults, and encouraged vegans to share a peaceful message.

Mr Rapps said he was smiling when the photo was taken because, “if they upset me and I get cross then they’ve won”.

Mr Rapps said: “There’s far worse places to protest than a farm shop which sells free range organic meat, instead of intensively-farmed supermarket stuff.

“I’m aware there’s a subculture of vegan protesters but nobody deserves to have signs like that outside their shop.”

He added: “I did find it funny – one side calling me a murderer and the other side saying they wanted my family to die. I don’t want to belittle anybody but it won’t deter me.

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