BOSSES of a family-run butcher say they live in terror after militant attacks by vegans.
Animal rights activists have smeared Marlow Butchers with graffiti in Ashford, Kent, and even threatened to bomb them
At the last attack, demonstrators sprayed red paint across the front of the shop saying "Stop Killing Animals. Go Vegan." ".
The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) logo – an international group promoting direct actions to persecute animal rights – has also been added.
Since this vandalism three weeks ago, vegans from around the world have sent scores of threats and one-star ratings on Facebook.
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Wayne Marlow said, "It was very threatening on the Internet.
" It's ridiculous – activists from areas as far away as Australia are involved.
"The Internet is the worst not only do they threaten to physically destroy our business, they also try to ruin our reputation online by leaving negative reviews and comments.
" They want to shut us down and threaten people, smash the windows or the petrol bomb
"We live in fear and we worry at night – they terrorize us."
Trevor Marlow – a butcher for 50 years – was so worried that he reported the threats
The graffiti attack took place on May 7th. Afterwards, the Marlow family posted a Facebook update that thanked the community, but urged them not to feel "hatred" towards vegans.
We do not want this incident to cause vegans any hatred. Please understand that this was probably the work of activists and not a true reflection of vegans!
Since then, Marlow Butchers' Facebook page has been flooded with messages of support from loyal customers and utter strangers who never die. However, the Twitter users have also come out in defense of the butchery.
However, the anti-meat activists have Boosting things with online reviews becoming particularly vicious.
A Facebook user named Henry Washington Hutchings left a one-star review and added, "Hacking the bodies of innocent animals and using their meat as food is barbaric. "
Manthy James has also left a one-star rating." It's no longer a personal decision when a victim is involved.
"Are your taste buds really more important than a life?"
Mr. Marlow added, "We've been here for the business for 54 years since my father Ook, and we only supply something that somebody wants and is in demand." 19659003] "Every supermarket sells meat; we can not understand why they are only aiming at us.
"The threats come from people who claim to be vegans, but they used superglue and paint when they destroyed the store, both of which contain animal by-products. " We can not thank the community enough. Everyone tries to do their best to help us.
This story originally appeared on The Sun and was republished here with permission.