Vegan activists threatened a restaurant in the United Kingdom over its Valentine’s Day menu. Mark Dixon, the award winning chef at Kings Arms at Fleggburgh, decided against offering the expensive dish during Valentine’s Day dinner this year after being subjected to “harassment,” apparently even including death threats, the Guardian reported recently. Dixon posted the Valentine’s Day menu on Facebook in January. At a cost of 50 pounds per diner, potential guests were invited to indulge in a specialty tasting menu that included vodka cured salmon, grilled halibut, Foie Gras and chicken liver parfait. The last two items in particular drew the ire of activists (because the fowl are deliberately overfed), resulting in the restaurant being bombarded with calls, threats and fake reservations.
“We have listened to every opinion but when people go as far as ringing our staff, constantly, calling them murderers and death threats we class this as harassment and also inhumane to humans on the vegans behalf, and completely disgusting and unacceptable,” read a Kings Arms Facebook post shortly thereafter. “To stop this unfair behavior on our staff we have decided to remove the Foie Gras from the menu and apologize to all of our customers who enjoy our parfait dish.”
You can be sure these same vegans and vegetarians who threatened to kill this restaurant’s employees for the crime of serving Foie Gras never got close to working up this much indignation over recent Islamic terror attacks.
Perhaps it’s true…you are what you eat. These “activists” have certainly consumed more than their fair share of vegetables… and nuts.