Mia, a vegan activist, shared a video on Instagram that showed her covered in blood. Speaking to her followers, Mia claimed that she and a group of activists went to a rabbit farm to “rescue” the animals, essentially stealing them from the property. Then, she alleges that the farmers “attacked” and shot at her and her group.
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In her Instagram video, Mia – a British vegan activist who was based in Barcelona, Spain – claimed that she and the other activists “rescued 16 lives” by taking the rabbits from the farm.
After entering the farm, according to a report by Unilad, Mia stated that the farmers became “extremely aggressive.”
Mia said that, after the activists took the rabbits, a farmer “strangled activists and smashed their heads in with metal poles.”
Once the police arrived, the group was told to leave. However, Mia said that the farmers chased them, following them onto a motorway and then on a side road.
Speaking to her followers, Mia said that she was driving when the window “exploded,” sending glass flying. She claimed that a gunshot was responsible.
“They blocked us into a dead end and surround the car with 5 other farmers’ cars,” said Mia in her post. “They were banging on the windows, shouting and threatening us.”
“We called the police who arrived after an hour,” she continued. “They diffused the situation and escorted us to a ‘safe place’. We asked them to escort us home but they refused and said we would be okay.”
“They let us go and 10 minutes later back on the motorway one of their call pulled up alongside us and shot at us,” Mia wrote. “The window exploded in my face and there was a lot of blood from all the glass. We’re currently at the hospital and waiting to go to the police station to report this crime.”
Catalonia police dispute some of the details of Mia’s claims. Law enforcement said that only 14 rabbits were taken. Additionally, they assert that the window wasn’t shot. Instead, they believe a “forceful object” struck it.
Many on Instagram took issue with Mia’s actions, labeling her and the other activists “thieves” and accusing them of “trespassing.” One even said, “That’s what you get for being a thief,” suggesting that the injury may have been deserved.
Mia ultimately had to turn off the comments on her Instagram post.