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Alex Wilde, right, and other protesters stand outside the JBS meatpacking plant on Thursday in Hyrum. To view more photos from the event, go to

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Fifteen people, armed with signs like “Meat is murder for animals AND workers” and “We are all animals, Go Vegan,” silently gathered outside of the west entrance to JBS on Thursday to protest what they call the plant’s “inhumane treatment” of both employees and animals.

“It’s to send a message that this JBS slaughterhouse should be shut down now, and then shut down for good, until they can transition to making humane and more environmentally friendly vegan meats,” said Jeremy Beckham, the executive director for Utah Animal Rights Coalition. “No one ever caught a virus from a soybean or broccoli; it’s really spillover from other animals that infects humans. And so it just seems like a win-win situation for the animals and for humans to shift away from animal agriculture and towards vegan and plant-based animal agriculture.”

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