Controversial vegan activist Tash Peterson has launched her latest protest, taking her hard-line stance on ending the “animal holocaust” to Ascot.
The 27-year-old from Bicton descended on the Perth racecourse on Tuesday with fellow Perth animal rights fighter Emma Madle.
The Melbourne Cup day protest came the same day a barring notice banning Peterson from every licensed venue in WA reportedly ended.
“Today my liquor licence ban ended, so we went into the Ascot Races and protested against the horse racing industry,” she wrote on her Instagram story.
In another post, showing the activist wearing a black frock, white heels, sunglasses and a fascinator, she told her 9000 followers: “you bet, they die.”
Once at the races, Peterson was photographed wearing a white T-shirt over her dress emblazoned with the words “149 killed on track last year” and “HorseRacingKills.com”.
Another photo shows a police officer speaking to her outside the venue.
The West Australian contacted WA Police for information on the context of the image.
Well-known across Perth for her vegan activism, Peterson’s social media has been littered with similar posts in the past 24 hours.
On Monday she re-posted an image by another activist named Morgane, showing what appears to be a fur coat covered in blood.
“One of the best uses of my period (blood). Protest coming soon,” Morgane wrote in her Instagram post.
The bizarre message was reminiscent of one of Peterson’s previous protests, where she stormed Perth’s Louis Vuitton store covered in what she claimed was menstrual blood while wearing nothing but a g-string.
During that infamous protest on August 21 she accosted shoppers – children among them – while carrying a sign with the words: “If you’re not vegan you’re an animal abuser.”
Footage posted to her social media of the alleged incident shows she was almost completely naked during the confronting protest, and that her skin was smeared in what she purported was “period blood”.
Less than a day after she was charged with disorderly conduct over the bloody stunt, the Iona Presentation College graduate took to the luxury boutique again, this time meeting up with half a dozen other protesters carrying signs outside the Hay Street store, where she then proceeded to yell at shoppers and passers-by through her microphone.
“Who was murdered for your leather bag, down jacket and woollen jumper? If you buy animal skin, fur, wool, scales, feathers and silk, you are paying for the most horrific animal abuse on this planet. You are contributing to this holocaust,” she said at the August 30 incident.
“Louis Vuitton are responsible for the murder of cows, sheep, goats, crocodiles, snakes, minks, foxes, ducks and geese. Louis Vuitton has blood on their hands, and so do you if you’re not vegan.
“Louis Vuitton murder baby lambs and turn them into jackets. Animals are not clothing, they are not food, commodities, objects, machines, or entertainment. They have every right to live just like we do.”
Peterson then began telling shoppers waiting in line outside the store to “stop discriminating others based on their species”, claiming it was “no different to being a racist, or a sexist”.
In June Peterson was banned from every licenced premises in the State after she accosted diners at Bathers Beach House seafood restaurant in Fremantle and accused them of being complicit in a “fish holocaust”.
She then fled to Melbourne so she could “continue to do my protesting in other states in places that sell alcohol”. In Victoria she led a group of protesters armed with fake blood and audio of chickens shrieking in agony while storming a KFC restaurant.
However just a month after leaving WA Peterson whinged her G2G pass application to return to WA had been rejected.
Peterson has also previously been banned from Coles and Woolworths after a series of protests in supermarkets during which she accosted shoppers while dressed as a blood-soaked abattoir worker and held a fake dead chicken under her arm.