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. Changes in the manner of slaughter (i.e.,