A Toronto chef responded to vegans protesting outside his restaurant by cutting up a deer leg and eating meat in front of them.
Michael Hunter, chef and owner of Antler Kitchen and Bar, went to the front of his restaurant window, carrying what appeared to be the raw leg of a deer. Then, to the astonishment of animal rights protesters outside, he began to cut the meat.
One protestor filmed the chef, and said in the background of the clip:
He’s deliberately brought what appears to be a leg of a deer. To taunt the activists, he’s brought the leg of a recently murdered deer to this dining area.
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And said he had a “right” to carve a deer in his restaurant.
Adam Radwanski said on Twitter that he had been there the night the protestors showed up, and though he didn’t see “any great need to antagonise them”, he admitted that he may have “felt differently” if he had worked there.
Others argued provocation wasn’t a useful tactic.
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