A vegan activist who smeared fake blood over a McDonald’s in Brighton has been convicted of criminal damage.
Dylan Roffey, 24, wore a pig’s mask as she protested at the fast food restaurant on 18 May against the slaughter of animals.
Pictures of the demonstration showed the blood smeared over the floor of the McDonald’s.
She was one of about 20 protesters who “overwhelmed” security when they entered the premises holding signs and chanting through a megaphone.
Wearing a t-shirt which said ‘meat the victims’, the actress claimed in court that her actions were legal because she was trying to save animals from slaughter.
Roffey said the “blood” was a “completely edible” mixture of flour and food dye and said she used it to highlight the plight of animals she claimed were being “murdered”.