Chef Hilariously Trolls Vegan Protesters By Carving Deer Meat Right in Front of Them
“I figured, I’ll show them.”
— GOAT Moves 🐐 (@GoatMoves) March 27, 2018
If being vegan was simply a dietary choice, that would be one thing. Why not? People have a right to eat whatever they want.
But it’s not. Veganism is almost a religion, and apparently the vegan handbook commands worshipers go out and annoy everyone who isn’t vegan. Even if they sometimes protest while topless, that’s not cool. And sometimes non-vegans like a chef in Toronto just get tired of their bullshit.
As the Washington Post reports, The Antler Kitchen and Bar probably started the whole thing when they elected to use this provocative slogan: “Venison is the new kale.”
That set off animal rights activists. One of their problems was that the restaurant allegedly gave the impression it was serving “ethical meat” (hunted wild, not farmed) but it wasn’t. Protests began, and Antler Kitchen and Bar lost customers. The restaurant promoted the fact it had vegan dishes as well, but as always, no one was satisfied.
— blogTO (@blogTO) April 1, 2018
Activist Marni Ugar’s words to a Canadian paper would probably set off any non-vegan. “The goal always is for a restaurant to go fully vegan,” Ugar reportedly said.
The protests escalated, involving megaphones, etc, and chef Michael Hunter was sick of it. “They’re offending us; I’m going to offend them,” Hunter told reporters, “So I went and got a deer leg.”
He later indicated regret that he’d gone that far, feeling that as far as the protesters were concerned, he’d proven their point. Some social media users, however, definitely feel chef Hunter and his restaurant are being unfairly singled out.
Take a moment to look at Antler's menu. Currently they are being harrased by vegans protesters who claim to want vegan options at restaurants.
Now look at the menu. There are multiple vegetarian and vegan options. Hypocrites or liars. Your choice.@AntlerKitchen #Onpoli #Cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/cQ3EwVvGXN
— David Jacobs (@DrJacobsRad) April 1, 2018
Next time I’m in Toronto I’m dining at Antler. https://t.co/ymcOOu6bSk
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) March 27, 2018
The Antler-vegans standoff is still happening, with protests as recent as Saturday. But now it looks like the vegans are driving traffic to chef Hunter’s place.
As it should be.