ANIMAL rights activists failed to reach first base at a San Francisco Giants baseball game when they were unceremoniously thrown out by security officials.
Ground security swooped the moment they unfurled banners protesting against meat eaters amid thousands of hod-dog munching fans.
Baseball fans love to eat hot dogs and hamburgers and the action by a group calling itself Direct Action Everywhere, a self-described “grassroots animal liberation network,” was seen as deliberately provocative in a packed stadium.
Security teams at the AT&T Park in San Francisco, California dealt with the 12 protestors swiftly to prevent crowd clashes at the game between the Giants and San Diego Padres.
Millions of fans watching the televised game across America saw the short-lived protest quickly fizzle out with no disruption to the game.
The signs read: Ban meat in Berkeley,” “End speciesism” and “Animals’ lives are their right. Killing them is violent and unjust, no matter how it’s done.”
It’s not the first time baseball games have been targeted by activists.
Earlier this month, a group called Boston Antifa staged a protest during a game between the Oakland Athletics and the Boston Red Sox that read “racism is as American as baseball.”
One of the banners read: “Animals’ lives are their right. Killing them is violent and unjust, no matter how it’s done”.
Direct Action Everywhere was formed in 2013 and calls itself a “budding movement for animal liberation”.