Owner of Toronto, Canada’s meat restaurant Antler Kitchen & Bar turns animal rights protest into free advertising for his restaurant. And, reservations are up at Antler.
A Toronto based site called blogTO reported:
Toronto restaurant shocks vegans protesting meat
Animal rights activists were horrified this weekend when the co-owner of a Dundas West restaurant they’d been protesting for weeks staged what appeared to be a counter-protest of his own.
The restaurant in question, Antler, is known for serving “local seasonal and wild foods” that are native to Canada, such as bison, boar, rabbit, duck and deer.
They also serve foie gras, which has long been condemned as especially cruel in terms of animal welfare.
A group of local activists had arranged a protest in front of the restaurant on Friday evening, writing on Facebook that it would be their fourth of such protests outside Antler…
About an hour into their demonstration, protesters say that the restaurant’s co-owner and chef, Michael Hunter, “brought out an entire animal leg and started cutting it up right in the window on a table reserved for diners.”
Event organizer Marni Jill Ugar wrote later that night on Facebook that she felt Hunter had been “taunting” the group by cutting up a deer leg right in front of them.
“Once the deer was cooked Michael Hunter, owner of Antler, sat back down at the window to eat the dead deer,” she wrote.
A review of the restaurant claims that the Ricotta Cavatelli with Wild Boar is surprisingly delicious.
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