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Perth vegan activist who stormed Coles dressed as abattoir worker moans after TikTok banned #Perth #vegan #activist #stormed #Coles #dressed #abattoir #worker #moans #TikTok #banned

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A militant vegan activist who has stormed supermarkets dressed as a blood-soaked abattoir worker while carrying fake animal parts has hit out at TikTok after the social media giant banned her account.

Perth animal rights campaigner Tash Peterson, 26, has pulled a series of stunts in recent months to protest against the meat industry – including dressing in butcher aprons at a McDonald’s and a Coles and accosting customers as they walked by.

She was also fined $1,800 after running onto the ground during Western Australia’s first AFL women’s derby at the city’s Optus Stadium last February.

Most recently, she was scolded by Australia Day crowds after lecturing Bunnings customers at a sausage sizzle raising money for the state’s firefighters. 

Ms Peterson regularly shares footage of her demonstrations on TikTok but she revealed late on Wednesday night the platform had taken down her account.

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Militant vegan activist Tash Peterson, 26, (pictured) – who calls herself ‘V-gan Booty’ has hit out at TikTok after the social media giant banned her account following a series of stunts

 

Ms Peterson revealed on Wednesday night TikTok had taken down her account, telling her she had repeatedly violated their guidelines

Ms Peterson revealed on Wednesday night TikTok had taken down her account, telling her she had repeatedly violated their guidelines

Ms Peterson regularly shares footage of her soaked in fake blood and holding fake animal parts on her social media accounts

Ms Peterson regularly shares footage of her soaked in fake blood and holding fake animal parts on her social media accounts

‘My TikTok account reached millions (at one point about 42 million people in 28 days) and inspired thousands to become vegan,’ she wrote on her Facebook page.

‘Now it’s gone for no valid reason.’

The 26-year-old said TikTok had removed her account for repeated guideline violations and had previously taken her content down for being ‘violent and graphic’. 

‘It was all just my disruptive protests and sometimes the same video re-posted would get taken down when the original stayed up,’ she said. 

Daily Mail Australia has contacted TikTok for comment. 

Last month, Ms Peterson took to a Bunnings store holding a blood-splattered Australian flag and a sign that read: ‘Australia, the blood is on your hands.’

The Bunnings charity sausage sizzle was being run by firefighters on the two-year anniversary of the Black Summer of 2019 – a period of brutal fires across the nation that ripped through 18.6 million hectares and killed 34 people.

Footage of Ms Peterson’s protest was shared to her 10,000 Instagram followers, as well as on YouTube, TikTok and Facebook.  

‘They’re firefighters, you should have a little bit of respect,’ the woman said to Ms Peterson in a heated confrontation in the clip.

Tash Peterson, 26, pictured topless on one of her crusades at the Boatshed Markets at Cottesloe, in Perth

Ms Peterson urges customers to ditch meat and completely overhaul their diets for the sake of animals

Tash Peterson, 26, pictured topless on one of her crusades at the Boatshed Markets at Cottesloe, in Perth

Vegan activist Tash Peterson was last month confronted for lecturing Bunnings customers about eating meat at a sausage sizzle raising money for hero firefighters

Vegan activist Tash Peterson was last month confronted for lecturing Bunnings customers about eating meat at a sausage sizzle raising money for hero firefighters

Ms Peterson, 26, gained notoriety by accosting Coles shoppers dressed as a blood-soaked abattoir worker and invading Perth Stadium during an AFL match

Ms Peterson, 26, gained notoriety by accosting Coles shoppers dressed as a blood-soaked abattoir worker and invading Perth Stadium during an AFL match 

‘I wish they sold bacon,’ she joked before storming off to cheers from onlookers. 

Ms Peterson then addressed the firefighters at the grill to say that although they are raising money for ‘a really good cause’ she wanted them to understand that ‘animal agriculture is the leading cause of climate change.’

Many of the firefighters ignored Ms Peterson as confused customers watched on. 

This stunt at Bunnings is the latest Ms Peterson has made over the course of her activism

This stunt at Bunnings is the latest Ms Peterson has made over the course of her activism

One firefighter asked the activist: ‘Have you ever been on a fire field having flames come at you, where you’re risking your life to help people?’  

While some vegans praised the demonstration online, calling Ms Peterson a ‘strong, unapologetic voice for animals’, others were unsure. 

One person wrote: ‘I am vegan myself but it’s these kinds of vegans that I can’t stand. It makes all of us look bad when most of us aren’t like this.’ 

Ms Peterson  has built a following over the years for her protests at restaurants and supermarkets

Ms Peterson  has built a following over the years for her protests at restaurants and supermarkets

Peterson, 26, ran onto the oval at Optus Stadium with a black flag that read 'right to rescue' at Perth's Optus Stadium, late in the first half of the Fremantle and West Coast game on February 15

Peterson, 26, ran onto the oval at Optus Stadium with a black flag that read ‘right to rescue’ at Perth’s Optus Stadium, late in the first half of the Fremantle and West Coast game on February 15

One patriotic Aussie took offence to the protest, writing: ‘Now this is personal. Vegan attacking a great Aussie tradition of Bunnings snags.’

It’s not the first time the vegan activist has attracted controversy. 

In December she protested outside a butcher wearing blood splattered clothes and holding a pig’s head while she recited a speech about the way pigs are killed in abattoirs.  

In the same month a woman intervened when the activist stood topless wearing body paint and a cow onesie outside an Italian restaurant in Fremantle, and admonished Ms Peterson for protesting in front of her children.   



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