TORONTO – What do you do when you're a restaurant serving meat, but protesters keep popping up to tell you that you're a "murderer"? If you're Michael Hunter, you're chopping a deer in the windshield.
The Toronto restaurateur did that on Friday after animal rights demonstrators repeatedly surfaced in front of his Antlers Kitchen & Bar game theme, which Globe and Mail says serves "every part of the beast" (and these animals include boars, rabbits, deer, and bison the website of the restaurant).
His menu choice spurred on a series of recent protests, and one last Friday ended with the cops coming to "keep the peace," a police officer tells the Toronto Star.
Hunters window fight came after ignoring the protesters in previous demonstrations and trying to promote his restaurant's vegan offerings on a sandwich.
"I just felt helpless … I hoped it would fizzle out and disappear," he tells the Globe, noting that during the protests, traffic was plummeting.
But his efforts were not enough for Marni Ugar, who carried out the protests. "The goal is always to make a restaurant completely vegan," she says. "To reduce the animals that kill them … is not good enough."
That uncompromising attitude drove Hunter over the edge. "They insult us, I will insult them," he recalls on Friday. "So I went and got a Rehbein."
Ugar tells CTV: "We were shocked" when he saw the stunt.
Hunter now says he regrets it, and he and Ugar are discussing a solution, with Hunter offering a vegan tasting menu and organizing a feeding trip for their group. Ugar says she thinks about it and says, "I'd rather have a dialogue … I'm not aiming for him, I'm there to defend animals."
(These vegan restaurateurs began to eat meat and rage To eat fans.)
This article originally appeared on Newser: They protested against the flesh of his Eaters. So he took a deer leg