Audience members told the American activists, Glenn Alexander and Amanda Copeland, to
Audience members told the American activists, Glenn Alexander and Amanda Copeland, to "sit down", while Ms Bishop coolly let them speak until UCLA security arrived. AAP Image - Peter Mitchell

Animal rights activists storm Julie Bishop speech in US

ANIMAL rights activists brandishing photos of mutilated livestock rushed the stage while Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop spoke at a Los Angeles university.

The protesters were demonstrating against what they called Australia's inhumane treatment of live export animals.

Ms Bishop reportedly offered them a private audience after the forum.