The Verdad restaurant in Bryn Mawr, PA decided to get a little creative with its latest marketing scheme.
The latest dish by head chef Nick Farina includes rabbit, duck, and venison. In an email to his regular patrons, Farina described the dish by saying:
“Rabbits destroy the vegetable gardens, ducks feast on flowerbeds, and deer destroy millions of dollars in landscaping…Diners can make sandwiches or tacos out of the furry creatures that trash their yards and flower beds…What a delicious way to flip the paradigm and take something from a few species that takes so much from us.”
This didn’t exactly entice animal activists to come try it out.
Instead they responded in an uproar, flooding the poor buy with emails and phone calls protesting his new dish and the restaurant.
“We were poking a little fun at things. All the animals used in making the sausage was all raised to be food. It’s no different than the steak that somebody is eating. We were having a little bit of fun, and some people just took it the wrong way. I’m an animal supporter. I have a dog. One of the guys in my kitchen has three dogs. I think it just got a little carried away. If I was a hunter and legally licensed and went out in the proper season and killed a deer and duck and rabbit and made food and ate it, I’m not doing anything that mankind hasn’t been doing since its existence.”
They just have to take away all the fun; don’t they?
(Source: Here Come the Animal Rights Activists)
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