Protesters demonstrated outside Whole Foods Short Pump after the chain announced plans to sell rabbit meat.
Whole Foods Market has started carrying rabbit meat in some of its stores, and that’s not sitting well with some customers.
Executives at the store claims many customers have asked the chain to carry the meat for years, and they’re just yielding to those requests.
CBS6 covered the protests outside Whole Foods Market in Short Pump on Sunday, which were part of nationwide demonstrations:
Nationwide protests were staged this weekend in response to the Whole Foods Market decision to sell rabbit meat in select stores. Some people say eating a rabbit is like eating a pet.
Protesters hope the market will be swayed by their presence. A group of protesters (seen below) take responsibility for the Virginia Beach Whole Food Market’s decision to stop selling rabbit meat in July.
Protesters showed up Sunday at the Whole Foods in Short Pump, which now sells rabbit.
The rabbit meat won’t be sold at every location, but is being sold in the Mid Atlantic, northeast, North Atlantic, Midwest, and Northern California, according to rabbit.org.
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