Antler restaurant labels ultimatum from animal rights activists as eco-extortion

Apr 20 2018, 7:34 pm

Demonstrations outside the Dundas West restaurant Antler will continue tonight.

It’s the eighth protest outside the restaurant where Chef Michael Hunter now famously butchered a dinner in the window as animal rights activists looked on.

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Hunter appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast earlier this week. The chef spoke to the popular comedian about his stance on meat-eating and hunting as well as the initial incident that attracted attention from animal rights activists: an offending sandwich board advertising that “Venison is the new kale.”


Now organized under the banner Grassroots Anti-Speciesism Shift – GRASS, the group has vowed to continue the ongoing protests unless the restaurant places a sign in the window that reads “Animals’ lives are their right. In their desire to live and capacity to suffer, a dog is a pig is a chicken is a human. Reject Speciesism.”

It’s an ultimatum that Hunter has labelled eco-extortion and doesn’t intend to give in to.

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