A group of sheep was gathered Thursday in Whitehall by activists who say that a Brexit without an agreement could force half of the British farms to go bankrupt.
Six sheep were taken to government buildings by the Citizens Vote campaign group at the launch of its Farmers for a Popular Vote.
The show, which lasted about half an hour, ended in front of the Farmers' Club, 3 Whitehall Court, where the groups held a press conference to launch a report on the effects of a non-agreement on agriculture.
Guests included Welsh anti-Brexit Conservative MP Guto Bebb, who said he would step down in the upcoming Brexit elections and described the consequences of the absence of a "devastating" market.
No to Baaaa-rexit: Popular vote activist drove a flock of sheep to Whitehall today
Dr. Sean Rickard, former chief economist of the National Farmers' Union, unveiled the report No Deal: The Door to the Decimation of British Agriculture.
He said the agriculture and food industries would be "the most vulnerable" to the impacts of non-agreement.
"We are in extreme commercial madness if we leave Europe," he said.
Farmers would face "very high tariffs" on exports to the EU and be placed in a "vicious pincers movement", he said.
The report states that the EU and the countries with which it has concluded free trade agreements would apply tariffs on food imports from the UK after no agreement, making UK farms "uncompetitive" .
The show ended at the Farmers' Club, 3 Whitehall Court, where the groups held a press conference to publish a report on the effects of a non-agreement on agriculture.
Pictured: A sheep jumps over a puddle on a pedestrian crossing in London today
The combination of the elimination of child support and an "unfavorable business environment" will make agriculture "unsustainable" and about half of the companies may be shut down by the mid-2020s, the report warns.
According to Dr. Rickard, Brexit supporters do not see agriculture as a "priority", adding, "I do not see many opportunities for this sector to develop as a result of a Brexit without agreement".
"Many industries will suffer, but the industry that would suffer the most severe economic shock will be agriculture," he said.
"It is impossible to predict the exact number of farmers who will stop farming. What we do know is that more than 40% of them will have no net income if the basic payment is removed. '
Mr Bebb said: 'Agriculture is at the very heart of the great wealth of this country.
"Putting all this in jeopardy for not getting a disastrous deal for which the public has not given consent would be a scandal against democracy.