VEGAN activists in Glasgow will protest outside a popular cafe.

Campaigners from vegan charity Viva! will gather outside Costa Coffee on George Square to educate members of the public about the modern dairy industry and encourage them to opt for plant-based alternatives such as oat, soya or almond milk. 

The Days of Action will take place from 1pm until 3pm on Saturday, January 28 and Saturday, March 11.

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Juliet Gellatley, Viva!’s founder and director, said: “After seeing first-hand the despicable conditions that these poor cows and calves are being kept in at Home Farm, I knew Viva! had to act.

"It was heart-rending to see these gentle, curious animals being treated so badly. Calves, desperate to suckle, sucked my fingers because they had been wrenched from their mothers when they were just hours old.

"We’re taking to the streets to educate people about the dairy industry: one that profits from exploitation and suffering. We’ll be having judgement-free, positive conversations with Costa Coffee customers, helping them see that dairy alternatives are delicious, and don’t involve suffering.”