Leaming told the TV station: “We feel like that was feeding into the speciesism that we’re trying to fight. Speciesism is basically just the idea that one life is more important than the other, simply because of the body they were born into.”
One of the protesters had a fake knife with fake blood on it, which scared the kids, Leacock wrote on Facebook.
“There were young children there who saw everything happen and couldn't tell the difference between it being real or fake,” Leacock wrote.
“I'm all for everyone having their own opinion, but when you come into a place full of children, with a knife in hand and proceed to cut the throats of a person dressed up as a chicken and a cow, all to get a point across, that's going [too] far,” she added.