Milk and protestors
By BBC Radio 4
Direct action against dairies, animal cruelty, and the climate crisis.
Animal Rebellion protestors have blockaded dairies, making the case for a “plant-based future”. They say the dairy industry is a key contributor to the climate crisis and is based on cruelty and exploitation. Online, opponents say they want to choose what they eat and that the direct action is counter-productive. Are the claims made by protesters true? And why is milk such a touchy subject in this country?
Presenter: Adam Fleming
Producers: Simon Maybin & Lucy Proctor
Researchers: Ellie House & Octavia Woodward
Production co-ordinator: Jacqui Johnson
Music: Oskar Jones
Editor: Emma Rippon