In an attempt to highlight the pain experienced by dairy cattle, protesters are allowing themselves to be stamped with hot metal.

This article titled “Is human branding an animal-rights stunt too far?” was written by Leo Hickman, for The Guardian on Monday 21st January 2013 16.08 UTC

Animal-rights protesters have long been masters at courting both attention and controversy in their quest to put an end to what they perceive as cruel farming practices.

Becky Folkard, a 34-year-old vegan from Hampshire, is promising to perform the latest form of protest today at a staged event in London where she will “hot brand” three fellow protestors to highlight the pain inflicted on dairy cattle when they are branded.

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