A group of animal rights and climate justice campaigners attempted to sit down at London steakhouse Nusr-Et, which is owned by social media personality ‘Salt Bae’, but were kicked out by staff at the upscale restaurant range Saturday night.
Animal Rebellion said it organized the protest because “luxury dining represents exploitation, climate devastation and inequality”.
Protesters sat at tables with a menu titled “Plant Based Future,” which includes “supporting farmers and fishing communities to transition to a plant-based food system” and “rewilding land and habitats.” liberated oceans”.
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A video released by the activist group shows restaurant waitresses dragging a protester and her menu.
Nusr-Et is owned by Nusret Gökçe, which has exploded on social media in recent years with its viral videos of golden steaks and other extravagant dishes. The chain is established in at least 18 cities around the world.
Nusr-Et did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Animal Rebellion also staged a protest sit-in at Mana, another high-end London restaurant that offers a full menu for around $230 per person.
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Simon Martin, the chef and owner of Mana, said in a statement that he was “confused as to why protesters have chosen to target a restaurant that prioritizes sustainability and animal welfare.”
“Last night’s protest in Mana disrupted the operation of a small business that has already suffered economically from COVID and the ongoing energy crisis during the busiest night of the week,” Martin said in a shared statement. with Fox News Digital.
“Mana has always been a highly sustainable restaurant, sourcing hyper local and sustainably produced vegetables from small businesses like us that abstain from GMOs, herbicides and pesticides.”
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Animal Rebellion said some of the protesters were arrested in Mana.
“We call on the government to support farmers in the transition to a plant-based future,” Animal Rebellion tweeted. “We need urgent action on the climate crisis now!”