An animal rights group says a portrait of King Charles has been vandalized

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LONDON — A recently unveiled portrait of King Charles was vandalized in a London gallery on Tuesday by an activist animal rights group, the group said.
The group released a video of the vandalization on social media.
Charles last month became the royal patron of the RSPCA Assured charity, which works to improve the lives of animals on farms.
And the activist group on Tuesday said its action was part of an effort to stop the “awful suffering across farms being endorsed by the RSPCA.”
“The action highlighted the cruelty on RSPCA Assured farms the group had exposed over the previous weekend,” the group said.
“The gallery did not wish to report a crime and as such there is no further action by police,” Met Police said in a statement.
The artwork by Jonathan Yeo, a U.K.-based artist, was unveiled during a ceremony in May at Buckingham Palace.
The 6-foot-tall portrait is on view at the Philip Mould Gallery through June 21.

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LONDON — According to the group, an activist animal rights organization vandalized a recently unveiled portrait of King Charles on Tuesday in a London gallery.

Referencing a character from the animated film series “Wallace and Gromit,” the group said in a press release that two of its supporters “pasted the face of the iconic British character Wallace over His Majesty‚Äôs.”. A video of the vandalism was posted on social media by the group.

Last month, Charles was named the RSPCA Assured charity’s royal patron. The organization strives to enhance the lives of farm animals. Additionally, the activist group said on Tuesday that its actions were a part of a campaign to end the “awful suffering across farms being endorsed by the RSPCA.”. “.”.

“What the group had revealed over the previous weekend on RSPCA Assured farms was highlighted by the action,” the group said.

The Metropolitan Police Service stated that although they were not contacted about the incident, they had visited the gallery on Tuesday in response to “videos that were making the rounds on social media.”. “.

According to Met Police, staff informed officers that the protesters left when asked and that neither the painting nor the glass covering it had any damage.

“Met Police issued a statement saying that no further action has been taken by them because the gallery did not wish to report a crime.”.

The artwork was created by American Jonathan Yeo. KK. -based artist, was presented at a Buckingham Palace ceremony in May.

The Philip Mould Gallery is displaying the six-foot-tall portrait through June 21.

This story was written with assistance from Helena Skinner and Zoe Magee of ABC News.

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