Tash Peterson: Vegan activist slams cops for not charging farmer who 'manhandled' her
After being dragged out of a cattle pen by the farmer, Tash Peterson, also known as Vegan Booty, is enraged. She claims despite several requests, police have refused to take any action.
In a viral video that surfaced online, a farmer is seen dragging the 27-year old animal activist off an animal pen, in the process exposing her buttocks. This happened at Perth's Royal Show where Tash trespassed the event.
She crashed the event to protest the treatment of animals. In the video, the farmer is seen pulling Tash aggressively. His left hand is on her t-shirt and his right at her pair of shorts, leading to the OnlyFans star's buttocks getting exposed on camera. She says the aggressive behavior led to her pants being lifted and her getting bruises on her body, especially around her groin.
In addition to being dragged out of the cattle pen, Peterson is also furious at the police for not taking any action.
In a post she shared on Instagram, Tash wrote, "@wa_police just called me to notify me that they will not be pressing charges to the farmer who man handled me at the Perth Royal Show in October this year. In this protest I entered an arena where cattle were being objectified and judged based on their bodies to be used for flesh consumption. This assault resulted in bruising all over my body and in my groin region due to the force of lifting me by my pants, which exposed my buttocks and the forceful slamming of my body into the fence."
She said the police told her that they were not pressing charges against her for trespassing.
"The police officer told me that because I was trespassing (I have not been charged trespass for this protest), he used reasonable force to remove me from the arena. He told me that the animals are easily frightened and can cause death, so I was being removed for safety. As you can see in the footage, I was clearly not being removed for safety as I was thrown around and slammed into a fence. If they are concerned about safety, those animals wouldn't be subjected to such abuse and be forced into this situation in the first place. They don't care about safety, they care about making money from animal abuse and murder."
She also attached footage when she was assaulted by a butcher in December 2020, and when no charges were pressed because I was "disrupting his business".
"In the legislation, reasonable force can only be used if a business owner/staff has asked that person to leave if they have refused. On both occasions, I was not asked to leave. I was also recently assaulted by three male staff members at the Boatshed Market in Cottesloe where police dismissed my report after watching the CCTV footage. Again, no one had asked me to leave. Bystanders watched my assault in shock pleading for the men to stop hurting me - "you can't do that to her! Let her go!". Over one hundred years ago, women fighting for their rights were beaten in public by police officers and men. Decades ago, homosexuals were beaten and assaulted and police officers dismissed their assaults simply because of their sexuality. Today, animal rights activists are assaulted and even murdered. Whatever violence we face, we will always continue the fight for animal rights. #tellthemthetruth"
She also opened up about how three male salespersons assaulted her at a market. When she complained about this, the police simply 'dismissed' her report.
This isn't the first time Peterson has gone viral. She stood topless outside a Louis Vuitton store with a sign that said, "I'd rather be naked than wear someone else's skin." Tash funds her activism via OnlyFans.
Twitter users have some opinions about this whole thing. A Twitter user said, "Some people just have nothing better to do. Can someone tell her she isn’t doing anything to help the cause all she’s doing is making a fool of herself." Another user humorously said, "Put her in with the bulls. Be entertaining."
This user said, "I wish i seen her when i was there, i wouldn't hit a lady but would make an exception here."
Some people just have nothing better to do. Can someone tell her she isn’t doing anything to help the cause all she’s doing is making a fool of herself— Jenny (@Jenniferhickso6) September 28, 2021
Put her in with the bulls. Be entertaining— cammo77 (@wce1977) September 28, 2021
i wish i seen her when i was there, i wouldn't hit a lady but would make an exception here— 👑Mikey🙉🙈🙊🤫 (@BeepBopBlah) September 28, 2021