Next time I am in Wellington I will make sure I visit this restaurant, not for the foie gras ( I don’t like it) but to annoy the wankers protesting the restaurant.
A Wellington animal rights group has vowed to carry on its protests outside Le Canard restaurant until its foie gras dish is taken off the menu.
Speak Up for Animals says it will “politely” carry out weekly protests at the French restaurant in Thorndon, with a growing group of activists joining its campaign against the controversial food.
Foie gras is a traditional French delicacy made from duck or goose livers that have been engorged by overfeeding them with fat-covered grains.
Le Canard owner Pascal Bedel has been taunted by placard-wielding animal-rights protesters every weekend for more than six months, which is putting a strain on his business.
Zoologist Michael Morris, a microbiology teacher at UCOL in Palmerston North, and one of the leaders of the anti-foie gras campaign, said Speak Up for Animals was focusing on Le Canard because it refused to follow other restaurants in removing the dish.
The group of five campaigners, who he said were “professionals with sensible jobs”, had regularly been outside the restaurant handing out leaflets and “politely” talking to customers about foie gras.