Three people charged with animal rights stunt at Louis Vuitton store in Perth
Vegan activist Tash Peterson.
A woman who allegedly stormed a luxury boutique dressed in a simple thong and smeared with “menstrual blood” to protest animal rights violations has been charged.
Serial activist Tash Peterson posted video and footage of the incident at the Louis Vuitton store in Perth on social media, writing that the protest symbolized “the animal holocaust bloodshed and rooting [sic] anthropocentrism in our society “.
“I use my blood, body, voice, and human privilege to defend non-human animals that are so oppressed that they’re not even seen as victims,” she wrote on Instagram.
WA police said on Saturday that a 27-year-old woman from Bicton had been charged with disorderly behavior in a public place, along with her two alleged accomplices, a 22-year-old man from Kewdale and a 27-year-old man. from West Perth.
Police allege the incident took place at a fashion store last Saturday.
“It is alleged that at around 2 p.m., a vegan protester who was partially dressed and covered in a dried red substance that she claimed to be her own blood, entered the store in Raine Square,” the woman said. WA police in a statement.
“During this time, the woman was in close proximity to adults and young children.
“It is further alleged that two men accompanied the woman and filmed her protest, uploading the vision online.”
The trio are due to appear in Perth Magistrates’ Court next month.