Protesters Force Restaurant Closure

By Alan Lodge

- Last updated on GMT

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Animal rights protesters force two-Michelin-star restaurant Midsummer House, in Cambridge, to close after they vandalised it for selling controversial delicacy foie gras.

ANIMAL right protesters have forced a two-Michelin-star restaurant to close after they vandalised it for serving foie gras.

Midsummer House in Cambridge was targeted for selling the controversial delicacy, with activists defacing the restaurtant by spraying “Ban Foie Gras” and “Stop Selling Foie Gras" all over the exterior.

The protesters - from the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) - also glued the restaurant`s locks and smashed up the front door, windows and window frames.

The ALF said the restaurant “made itself a target for direct action" due to the fact it makes profits from foie gras - which is produced via controversial methods which involve force-feeding geese.

It is understood that the group have warned this may not be the last attack on the restaurant, which has now reoped after clearing the damage.

It was the second time in a week that Midsummer House had been targeted by protestors, with Animal Rights Cambridge staging a peaceful protest against the selling of foie gras, but the group has been quick to distance itself from the rather more dramatic actions of ALF.

Police are now investigating claims of criminal damage caused in the attack.

Read our interview with John Hudgell on ethical fois gras

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