LONDON (AP)– Demonstrators impersonated chickens, a cow and President Donald Trump collected Saturday in London to oppose a proposed U.S.-U.K. trade deal that activists say will decrease food safety standards.
Some 50 people put together near the Houses of Parliament to protest the ongoing negotiations for the trade offer, which the U.K. federal government is depending on to cushion the effect of Britain’s departure from the European Union. Demonstrators are worried the contract will unwind guidelines for food imports from the U.S.
One protester wore an oversized Trump head and brought a giant syringe to highlight concerns that beef treated with hormones might be offered in the U.K. Critics are likewise stressed over the importation of chickens cleaned in chlorine, a practice they recommend conceals poor animal husbandry practices.
Another demonstrator impersonated a cow called Daisy. Asked whether she was anxious about the possible lowering of food standards, she nodded and said: “Moo.”