Despite the fact that it is but one of a handful of Hill restaurants that serve the dish, 12th Ave’s Lark is the target of an ongoing animal rights protest against foie gras. The Northwest Animal Rights Network has pledged to picket Lark every Friday night until fatty goose liver has been removed from its fancy pants menu. This has been going on for weeks but things have were stirred up considerably this weekend by a series of Slog posts about the protests. The Slog’s position: NARN should focus on larger abuses in the agribusiness industry and that the geese, relative to other animals like factory processed pigs and cows, aren’t suffering to produce the expensive delicacy. The comments, predictably, are a mix of seemingly robot-produced comment SPAM in support of NARN with a good representation of the ‘boy are Seatte liberals stupid’ crowd mixed in.
Lark is reportedly digging in and holding its foie gras ground — and, Slog says, foie gras sales on Friday nights are actually up. Olivar’s Philippe Thomelin must be thinking some guys have all the luck. Which can only mean one thing is coming next: a Capitol Hill foie gras crawl in support of the right to serve goose liver.