Canada Meet the woman leading the charge against wild meat

20:28  10 april  2018
20:28  10 april  2018 Source:   thestar.com

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Vegan activist Marni Jill Ugar is leading protests against animal cruelty in Toronto. The 50-year-old Toronto resident was recently thrust into the spotlight for leading animal rights’ demonstrations at Antler Kitchen and Bar, a local restaurant known for serving meat from wild animals such as deer

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Vegan activist Marni Jill Ugar is leading protests against animal cruelty in Toronto. The 50-year-old Toronto resident was recently thrust into the spotlight for leading animal rights’ demonstrations at Antler Kitchen and Bar, a local restaurant known for serving meat from wild animals such as deer, bison and boar. Eduardo Lima StarMetro Toronto© Eduardo Lima Vegan activist Marni Jill Ugar is leading protests against animal cruelty in Toronto. The 50-year-old Toronto resident was recently thrust into the spotlight for leading animal rights’ demonstrations at Antler Kitchen and Bar, a local restaurant known for serving meat from wild animals such as deer, bison and boar. Eduardo Lima StarMetro Toronto

“I’m not an angry person,” says Marni Jill Ugar, the 50-year-old Toronto resident recently thrust into the spotlight for leading animal rights’ demonstrations at Antler Kitchen and Bar, a local restaurant known for serving meat from wild animals such as deer, bison and boar.

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Meet the woman leading the charge against wild meat | The Star. Ugar grew up eating meat and didn’t switch to veganism until three years ago. She’s now leading protests against animal cruelty.

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The backlash to her protests surprised her. She says she has been the target of hate messages from pro-hunting groups who she believes have received her message the wrong way.

“I’m not trying to attack anyone. I’m just here to stand up for animals, to educate and have a dialogue about not harming animals.”

The new face of veganism and animal rights activism in the city is also the founder of A Bark in the Park, a small dog-walking business she’s been running on a full-time basis for the past 20 years. Prior to that, she worked as a Disney toys designer.

Born and raised in Toronto (she now lives in the west end), she grew up eating meat and having no issues whatsoever. But she also loved animals and decided about 25 years ago to become vegetarian.

Toronto Public Health inspects Antler restaurant after complaint about chef butchering deer leg in front of vegans

  Toronto Public Health inspects Antler restaurant after complaint about chef butchering deer leg in front of vegans Toronto Public Health inspects Antler restaurant after complaint about chef butchering deer leg in front of vegansThe chef’s gesture – a riposte to the protests outside that have persisted for months – became an internet sensation last week, with diners vowing en masse to book tables as a show of support. After news of the deer leg incident broke on Tuesday, the public health agency received a complaint about “potential improper food handling” at Antler.

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Meat was gone from her diet, but still liked yogurt. Then, about three years ago she watched a video of a cow “crying” after her baby was taken away for dairy processing.

“It felt like somebody had just punched me. I immediately thought, this cannot be that I’m contributing to this,” she said of her decision to switch to veganism.

A yearlong cyclist, Ugar says her vegan lifestyle has helped her feel strong and healthy – something she has noticed even notable athletes mention as part of their motivation.

Despite being an activist, she still hopes to keep a low profile and direct all the attention to the animals and their rights.

Some among her close friends and colleagues are not vegan or vegetarian, and she’s happy to maintain those relationships as long as they can be inspired by her own lifestyle.

“I had one young cyclist come to me and was like ‘Wow, I’m going to try vegan’ after he saw how strong I am,” she said.

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