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.
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."
Normally I'd hit you with a witty .gif here. But I think the actual movie clip is appropriate.
Restaurant owner Michael Hunter - yes, his last name is Hunter - had this to say in response:
"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. We simply want to carry on running a restaurant and have a peaceful environment where our guests can enjoy their food."
This is just one blogger's opinion, but we at Louder with Crowder are due for a corporate retreat. And the boss is Canadian. Granted it would mean going to Canada. But to support this real man of genius, I think it would be totally worth it.
When you actually think about it (which is hard when you're not getting amino acids from meaty-meaty goodness), animals killed in the wild is a much better way to go than living in a feed lot their whole lives. The deer our hero chef is slicing and dicing likely didn't suffer, never had a vet shove a hand up its ass. It never witnessed a parade of morons waving at it. It was eating some grass, moss, lichen, whatever the heck, then poof. Out of here. It's nummy body mass used to feed people.
Now, it's one thing to avoid eating meat because you think meat is murder. We respect your right to abstain from bacon. Chorizo. Ribeye steaks. Smoked brisket. Breakfast sausage. Buffalo wings. St. Louis ribs. Red chicken curry.
My stomach is rumbling.
We have a problem when you try to interrupt our dining experience with your soy-infused farts. Which, by the way, a soy bean doesn't lactate. So your "soy milk" is nothing but a chemical process. You dumbass.
Look it vegans, I'm sorry you're always angry, but it's not meat-eater's fault your entree is tofu. Some of us prefer to get our protein from animals which once roamed this great Earth. Not chickpeas.