GLZ.CO.IL , YNET (Israel)
TEL AVIV – Ten animal-rights activists have been arrested in connection with a bizarre form of shock protest in the name of protecting animals from slaughter: dumping bloodied heads of dead animals into city fountains, according to glz.co.il.
Over the last few months, slaughtered cow, goat, fish and sheep heads were thrown into many fountains in central Tel Aviv, with the water often transformed in a deep red color. On Wednesday, the two women and eight men, members of the “Free 269” movement, were arrested by a special unit investigating the series of vandalism.
The first incident earlier this year was a goat head left in the best-known fountain in central Tel Aviv, with the Free269 movement taking responsibility for the act with a message on its Facebook page: “In every given moment, in Israel and in the world, billions of animals are tortured and killed, all of them were subjects who just wanted to live in peace and serenity,” Ynet reports.
Amongst the charges the arrested suspects face: mistreatment and illegal killing of animals.