“They came in slicing each other’s throats, putting each other on their knees, dropping them onto the floor in front of a bunch of children,” said Crystal Valle-Najar.
Screen images of knife wielding protesters staging slaughter in front of children at Chick Fil A.
Liberals love to terrorize children. They were at it again on Tuesday at a Pinellas Park, Florida, Chick Fil A fast food restaurant where a group of knife-wielding vegan protesters staged a mock slaughter of cows inside the chicken-themed restaurant while parents protected their children. The occasion was Chick Fil A’s ‘cow appreciation day’ where customers who dress as a cow are given free food.
WFLA-TV reported customers and children were alarmed by the protest.
Real-looking knives, splattered fake blood and screaming kids. It’s not the kind of scene Chick-fil-A envisioned when they kicked off “Cow Appreciation Day.”
But, that’s what happened when protesters stormed the Pinellas Park restaurant during the lunch rush. The restaurant offered free food to people dressed like a cow.
An animal rights organization picked the spot to make its point. In front of dozens of startled customers, including many kids, they staged a loud protest.
Videos from cell phones show, at first, customers laughing as protesters entered the Chick-fil-A on 34th Street.
Smiles turned to anger as they realized fake blood covered people in cow and chicken costumes and one person carried a huge knife.
“People running in with knives, bleeding. Like bleeding on their shirts and just bloody knives. It scared the kids,” said Nichole Kretchmar.
Some parents shielded kids from the gory protest, but plenty watched.
“That’s sad, because a lot of the kids are an age where they can’t tell the difference between what’s real and fake. So, I believe everybody has a right to say what they believe in and what they feel is right. But, I also believe they took it too far,” said Tina Leacock.
The protesters are from Direct Action Everywhere Pinellas.
It opposes eating meat or anything else from animals.
…“They came in slicing each other’s throats, putting each other on their knees, dropping them onto the floor in front of a bunch of children,” said Crystal Valle-Najar.”
Excerpt, complete report and videos at WFLA.
A video taken by an outraged customer, reportedly named Tina Leacock, was posted to YouTube with the (uncorrected) comment:
Video by Tina Leacock
Her comments below
Here are the unwelcome guests, thankfully I had all the children locked in the play area so they couldn’t see our hear what was going on! I’m all for everyone having their own opinion, but when you come into a place full of children, with a knife in hand and proceed to cut the throats of a person dressed up as a chicken and a cow, all to get a point across, that’s going to far! Mind you the knife was fake and the throats of the persons dressed up were protesters. But there were young children there who saw everything happen and couldn’t tell the difference between it being real or fake. If you have a strong opinion on something by all means you have the right to speak on it in a reasonable manner, but sham on you for your actions today!”
The protesters reportedly left before police arrived.