Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant occupied by Animal Rebellion

Gordon Ramsay’s three-star Michelin restaurant in of London Chelsea was busy with climate crisis activists on Saturday night, who descended to protest the ‘perfect inequality’ of high-end restaurants. A group of Animal Rebellion Supporters entered the Gordon Ramsay restaurant on Royal Hospital Road at around 6pm, where they could be seen holding “mock menus” which highlight the environmental and social value of the food served at the restaurant.

Mock menus also contained the group’s key “future plant-based” requirements, stylized as a starter, main and dessert. The restaurant serves lunches from £155 per person, including veal and steak, which are some of the most carbon and land-intensive foods.

Lucia Alexander, a 39-year-old auxiliary nurse, participated in the demonstration. In a statement, it called for the UK to switch to a plant-based food system, which the group says is “the answer” to the cost of living and climate crises.

“This restaurant is a great example of the inequality we are facing in the UK at the moment,” Ms Alexandra said. “While Gordon Ramsay is offering food at a minimum of £155 per person, more than two million people rely on food banks in this cost of living crisis.

“Instead of restaurants making huge profits at the expense of animals, workers and our climate, we need to feed everyone by supporting farmers and fishing communities to transition to a plant-based food system. A plant-based food system requires 75% less farmland to grow food, allowing us to feed millions of additional people without relying on exploitative and inefficient livestock industries.”

The group reported that 14 activists took part in the protest. They added: “At 8pm the restaurant closed for business and the protesters left peacefully through the front door.”

The Metropolitan Police said officers were called to the restaurant “following reports of a group of protesters refusing to leave the premises”. A spokesman said: “The restaurant has been closed and the protesters have left. There were no arrests.”

A group of 14 climate activists from Animal Rebellion occupied a restaurant in London’s Chelsea on Saturday night, where they held up a fake menu demanding a “plant-based future”.

A high-end seafood restaurant in Weymouth suffered a similar failure on Thursday Animal Rebellion supporter and marine biologist Emma Smart requested a five-minute audience with David Attenborough, who was dining at the facility. She was filmed as the police and staff removed her. Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant occupied by Animal Rebellion

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