“sat back down at the window to eat the dead deer”
The chef and co-owner of a Toronto restaurant named “Antler” has shown the world a new way to deal with vegan protesters. After days of being bothered by strict vegetarians hanging around outside his establishment, he brought part of a deer carcass to the front window and carved it in front of them.
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.
The report says police showed up and went inside the restaurant to find out what was going on but left smiling. If that’s not a happy ending, I don’t know what is.
Watch the video in the tweet below:
— blogTO (@blogTO) March 27, 2018
As you can probably imagine, this garnered some great responses on Twitter:
A Toronto chef responded to vegan protesters by carving up meat in front of them. The protesters wanted to be outraged but they were too tired and malnourished.
— Matt Fernandez (@FattMernandez) March 27, 2018
In response to the #vegan #Toronto hissy fit over some window deer butchery … I submit this. Sous vide pork spare ribs ready for the bbq pit with a ginger cayenne and fiesta fajita seasoning rub ???????????????? pic.twitter.com/SJRmq9Movu
— just me filch (@1FilchFelonious) March 28, 2018
Someone in Toronto give him a trophy for this savage move.https://t.co/7PiVvtqLKT
— The Cad Club (@thecadclub) March 27, 2018
Everything about this makes me to eat here now. I would like to personally thank the protesters for advertising this establishment. I did not know a place like this existed. I also hope those nice police officers had a good lunch. ????
— Disgruntled Hopeful™ (@LeafsLostSoul) March 27, 2018
I’m not saying he’s a hero…. but he’s a hero. https://t.co/tKa36AKDC5
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) March 27, 2018
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