“Spread love, not hate”

Staff reportersAlbany Advertiser
An Albany charity has become the target of online abuse.
Camera IconAn Albany charity has become the target of online abuse. Credit: Getty Images

Online bullies and keyboard warriors from “a vegan extremist group” have allegedly targeted an Albany non-profit animal rescue group for serving meat at a recent a sausage sizzle – but volunteers said they will not be brought down.

Those trolls, the group alleges, took to the internet to voice their opposition to the Albany Animal Welfare group snag fundraiser.

They posted “abhorrent comments” and left negative reviews which were “so bad” the group had to take down posts advertising its next event, it claimed.

AAW said other rescue organisations had been the victims of similar attacks, but they would not let the haters defeat them.

“We won’t stand down to these bullies,” they said in an online post.

“If these activists decide the way forward is to troll any group that doesn’t agree with their deals then that’s their choice.”

The post, which on Tuesday had over 300 likes on Facebook, received overwhelming support from responders.

“I have been a vegan for most of my life because I am an animal lover,” Glynis Stephen Marley said.

“I find this trolling and so called ‘animal activists’ shameful and embarrassing.”

Others jumped behind the group’s stance.

“I’ll come and buy a snag,” Paul Dean said.

AAW will be hosting a Bunnings sausage sizzle on April 21.

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