In a response to the protest for animal rights, the co-owner of a Toronto restaurant has irked the animal activists by cutting up a leg of deer in front of them. This counter-protest has evoked millions of mixed reactions on Twitter.
A group of local Vegan protesters had arranged a protest in front of the restaurant Antler, known for serving "local seasonal and wild foods" that are native to Canada, such as bison, boar, rabbit, duck and deer.
Restaurant's co-owner and chef, Michael Hunter reportedly brought out an entire animal leg and started cutting it up right in the window on a table reserved for diners.
"Antler is one of my fave restaurants. Vegans are free to protest peacefully outside. But Chef Hunter (yes that's his name) also has the right to carve a deer windowside in his own restaurant," tweeted one of the users.
Antler is one of my fave restaurants. Vegans are free to protest peacefully outside. But Chef Hunter (yes that’s his name) also has the right to carve a deer windowside in his own restaurant.— bruschetta dortmund (@meridiansour) March 26, 2018
"I understand peaceful protesting but you're clearly disrupting business making people feel judged unwelcomed to eat "right outside" of owners establishment.. wouldn't this be classified as disrupting the peace ? Why target a small business and not monopoly food chain," read another Tweet.
However, a few expressed displeasure of the chef's move.
"Super disappointed with how Antler restaurant in Toronto chose to respond to animal rights activists outside their restaurant #antler #animalrights #protest #love #respect," tweeted host of Bachelorette/Bachelor Canada Noah Cappe.
"I'm sure the "chef" violated a few @TOPublicHealth rules there. Are you able to cut up uncooked meat on a customers place setting?" tweeted another user.
"Provoking people isn't heroic, he just sank to their level (I don't agree with those activists' methods).
Provoking people isn't heroic, he just sank to their level (I don't agree with those activists' methods).— Philosophical Vegan (@PhiloVegan) March 27, 2018
Reasoned discussion would have been heroic.
Reasoned discussion would have been heroic," tweeted an account named Philosophical Vegan as a reply to a comment which said, "Not all heroes wear capes. Love this Chef."
Arguably they both have the *legal* right to do what they're doing: them on the street, and him in the restaurant.— Philosophical Vegan (@PhiloVegan) March 28, 2018
But they're both just being provocative and fueling the fire: both are in the wrong.
Two wrongs don't make a right.
(With ANI Inputs)