By The Blaze. Vegan animal activists were shocked at how a restaurant owner got revenge against them for protesting his business for weeks – and they recorded their own horrified reaction . . .
On Friday, animal rights activists were protesting Antler, a restaurant specializing in “local seasonal and wild foods” including boar, duck and deer. It was their fourth protest targeting the restaurant.
But one of the co-owners turned the tables on them when he whipped out a deer leg and started butchering it on a table in full view of the vegan protesters.
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Michael Hunter, who is also a chef, “brought out an entire animal leg and started cutting it up right in the window on a table reserved for diners,” according to the protesters.
“Once the deer was cooked Michael Hunter, owner of Antler, sat back down at the window to eat the dead deer,” said one of the protest organizers, who opined that he was taunting them with his carnivorous ostentatiousness. (Read more from “Vegans Protesting Against Restaurant Are Horrified at Owner’s Revenge – and There’s Video” HERE)
Toronto Restaurant Shocks Vegans Protesting Meat
By Blogto. At one point, a couple of police officers arrive and go into the restaurant. They are seen speaking to Hunter as he continues to prepare the meat.
After about a minute, Hunter packs up his tools and meat. Both he and the police officers are then seen smiling as they walk away.
“I’m not sure if the police were telling the owner to stop for trying to anger the protestors, or for ethical or health & safety violations,” said Goldberg. “I just think this is very disturbing.”
When asked about the protest, Antler said by email that “our identity as a restaurant is well known throughout the city as is our ethical farming and foraging initiatives.”
“While we would much rather not be the focus of these protests, we are not at all surprised,” said Hunter. (Read more from “Toronto Restaurant Shocks Vegans Protesting Meat” HERE)