Activists with the animal rights group Direct Action Everywhere attempted to derail a Bernie Sanders speech last night in Oakland, wasting precious minutes of everyone’s time before being hauled away.

CNN reports that Secret Service agents surrounded Sanders when members of Direct Action Everywhere attempted to climb onstage mid-speech and were promptly pulled out of the event. According to CNN, the group says its protest was spurred by Sanders’ support for “animal agriculture,” and they, in their words, “expect Bernie Sanders, the progressive candidate, to support more radical action to provide animals not just with improved conditions but with legal rights to be free from harm.” In an election in which the rise of an actual fascist regime, the future of drone warfare, the threat of ISIS, the economy, and other enormous issues are at stake, the urgency of animal liberation ranks somewhere between last and almost last.