Almas Veganas, a vegan group from Girona, Spain, are an anti-speciesist and transfeminist group who were recently seen in a viral video separating hens from cockerels and smashing eggs because they didn’t ‘want the hens to be raped.’
The group from the north-east of Spain, in Catalonia, surprised social media users with their actions but expressed a desire to prevent the hens from being subjected to rape from the cockerels.
They also pointed to issues concerning the hens’ abilities to consent.
According to the Daily Mail:
The vegans add: ‘The hens do not want to be mounted and always try to escape. They are sometimes seriously injured by the cocks’ claws as well.’
The Daily Mail also explains the ideology of the group:
Anti-speciesists believe that judging types of animals as different to each other, or humans, is wrong.
They also believe that humans favour and treat some species better, like dogs, which we shouldn’t do.
Transfeminism is created by and aimed at transgender women and says that the freedom of trans women is coupled with the liberation of all women.
It also says that any individual should be able to express and define themselves in whichever way they choose without fear of retaliation.
The group also smashed the eggs, claiming that they ‘belonged to the hens.’
They suggested that the hens had been genetically modified to produce an unnatural number of eggs for human consumption.
Despite realizing that the group’s efforts would be mocked, they valiantly went ahead with creating the video to draw attention to their mission.