King Charles portrait vandalised with Wallace and Gromit cut out

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A portrait of King Charles has been vandalised by animal rights protesters in a bizarre stunt involving Wallace & Gromit.

The incident took place at the Philip Mould gallery in London, and saw activists plaster over the recently-unveiled portrait of the King with a picture of Wallace from the iconic animated series.

Attached was a speech bubble which read ‘No cheese, Gromit. Look at all this cruelty on RSPCA farms!’

The stunt was carried out by activist group Animal Rising, who sought to draw attention to animal cruelty taking place on RSPCA-affiliated farms, of which the King is a top patron.”/> The group seek to draw attention to animal cruelty at RSPCA-Assured farms across the UK (Picture: Animal Rising)

Daniel Juniper, one of the protesters involkved in the stunt, said in a statement: ‘With King Charles being such a big fan of Wallace and Gromit, we couldn’t think of a better way to draw his attention to the horrific scenes on RSPCA Assured farms!

‘Even though we hope this is amusing to His Majesty, we also call on him to seriously reconsider if he wants to be associated with the awful suffering across farms being endorsed by the RSPCA.

‘Charles has made it clear he is sensitive to the suffering of animals in UK farms; now is the perfect time for him to step up and call on the RSPCA to drop the Assured Scheme and tell the truth about animal farming.’

On Sunday, Animal Rising released a report following an investigation into 45 farms across the UK.

The group claim to have evidence of animal cruelty at every single one of the randomly-selected farms, totalling 280 alleged legal breaches and 94 breaches of DEFRA regulations.

Orla Coghlan, Former Children’s Nurse and Animal Rising Spokesperson said: ‘Just as Feathers McGraw fooled Wallace into a bank heist, the RSPCA has been fooling the British public into thinking their factory farms are – in any way – an acceptable place for animals to live.

‘It’s clear from the scenes across 45 RSPCA Assured farms that there’s no kind way to farm animals.

‘The RSPCA needs to take a bolder stance on the transition to a plant-based food system, beginning with calls for drastic meat reduction. The charity can, once again, lead the way for animals in the UK, rather than keeping them in misery.’

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