On Small Victories

Animal Person

A famous Ottawa restaurant removed foie gras from its menu after being pressured by activists. The removal of foie gras came after "months of nasty, anonymous phone calls, insulting e-mails, and noisy demonstrations outside. But Foot doesn't buy it and asks--again-- Yet over the long history of animal rights activism in Canada, it's hard to find evidence that the larger aims of such protests are ever achieved.