Eco-zealots are calling for an end to the non-vegan food stage sit-in at a Michelin-starred Newcastle restaurant
Green zealots calling for a total end to non-vegan food consumption and a “mass naturalization” of Britain’s farmland are sitting in a £130-a-head Michelin-starred restaurant in Newcastle, spoiling long-planned Christmas meals for local guests
- Members of the eco-mob occupied reserved tables at the House Of Tides restaurant
- They sat in silence, holding up “mock menus” that listed their group’s demands
- They have launched similar protests at Salt Bae and Gordon Ramsey’s restaurants
Eco-zealots have staged a sit-in at a Michelin-starred restaurant tonight demanding an end to all non-vegan dining – and spoiling long-held Christmas dinner plans for dozens of local diners.
Nine Animal Rebellion members took a seat at the £130 House Of Tides in Newcastle, which the eco-mob said refused to serve vegans.
The eco-warriors have warned this isn’t the only restaurant they will be occupying on their “national day of action”, threatening similar scenes in Birmingham, London and cities “across England”.
It comes after protesters staged a similar action at Salt Bae’s famed Nusr-Et restaurant in Knightsbridge earlier this month.
Nine Animal Rebellion members took a seat at the £130 House Of Tides in Newcastle (protest pictured) which the eco-mob said refused to serve vegans.
In pictures shared by House of Tides tonight, Animal Rebellion supporters can be seen occupying reserved tables while holding “mock menus” detailing the group’s demands.
A video shows an employee apparently on the phone to police as he asks, “Can you please send someone to remove them?”
MailOnline have reached out to Northumbria Police and the restaurant for comment.
Robert Gordon, 26, a former zoo keeper, said: “This promotion is the first of several sit-ins at high-end restaurants that will take place across England tonight. We target these venues with sustainable actions as they are symbolic of a broken system.
“Households in the North East have the lowest disposable income compared to other regions in the UK. Yet House of Tides continues to capitalize on an affluent minority by serving meat, dairy and fish at the expense of our natural world.
Eco-zealots have staged a sit-in tonight at the Michelin-starred House of Tides restaurant (pictured) calling for an end to all non-vegan dining
“Instead, luxury restaurants like these should lead by example and transition to serving sustainable, plant-based foods. A plant-based food system could end the suffering of the 1 billion farm animals and many more fish killed each year in the UK.
“This would also make room for critical rewilding to pull carbon out of the atmosphere and restore our landscape, coastlines and precious wildlife.”
The same eco-mob targeted Gordon Ramsay’s 3 Michelin star restaurant in Chelsea two weeks ago, with a similar protest resulting in the restaurant being closed for the night.
A later action at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Manchester ended with the arrest of 14 protesters.
The group says it will only stop disrupting high-end restaurants if the government “takes meaningful action to prevent climate change and animal suffering.”
Animal Rebellion calls for “full government and community support for farmers and fishing communities in transitioning to a plant-based food system and a rewilding program that will ensure a future for generations to come.”
A study last year found that meat alone accounts for almost 60% of all greenhouse gases from food production, with beef and lamb being among the worst polluters.
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