Friday, June 5, 2009

Montreal Chef Who Serves Seal Meat Threatened After GG Dined On Marine Mammal

Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean uses an ulu to skin a seal during a community feast in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut on Monday, May 25, 2009. (Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

From CTV:

A French chef who serves seal meat at his Montreal restaurant says he's been bombarded by death threats ever since Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean made global headlines by dining on the marine mammal.

Benoit Lenglet says European animal-rights activists have inundated his inbox with emails saying he is "going to die" and "going to burn in hell."

Lenglet has been serving the rare dishes, which include seal tartar, seal pepperoni and seal smoked meat, at the small French restaurant for two years.

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