MEMBERS of several animal liberation groups have left a North East abattoir following a stunt.
About 10 people chained themselves up inside the Benalla abattoir on Tuesday morning.
They had been trying to save animals but moved on when told their permission to be on the property had been revoked.
Another 40 protesters had been outside the Firth Road business.
Acting Sergeant Scott Miller said most had travelled from Melbourne, and caused some delays at the abattoir.
“Through negotiations, they were removed without any issues,” he said.
“All the protesters left voluntarily.
“There was nil force needed to be used and there was nil damage or any other ongoing issues.”
A spokesman said they wanted to raise awareness of “the plight of non-human animals in all Australian food production systems, and help the public make connections with those they choose to eat".