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Heston Blumenthal’s Two Michelin-Starred “Dinner” Occupied By Supporters Of Animal Rebellion

  • At around 19:00, 8 supporters of Animal Rebellion occupied Heston Blumenthal’s two-star Michelin restaurant “Dinner by Heston” in Knightsbridge [1].

  • In recent weeks supporters of Animal Rebellion have carried out similar actions at locations across the UK, including ‘Salt Bae’s’ ‘Nusr-Et’ and ‘Restaurant Gordon Ramsay’ [2].

  • The action is part of a national day of action with other cities targeted including Newcastle and Birmingham [3].

  • Animal Rebellion is calling for a plant-based food system and mass rewilding.

  • The group says these actions will continue until the government takes meaningful action on the climate and ecological emergencies.

Heston Blumenthal’s ‘Dinner’ Restaurant has been disrupted by 8 supporters of Animal Rebellion. The high-end restaurant serves dinners, with one item being a £128 steak. The restaurant has a meat-heavy menu including many of the foods with the largest carbon, and land-use, footprints, such as pork and beef [4].

Michelle Farnham, 24, A psychology graduate, said

“Today, Animal Rebellion is declaring a national day of action. The luxury restaurants, like Heston Blumenthal’s, that are being occupied are symbols of a social and political system that is failing the 99%. We need massive changes to our food system, alongside radical shifts towards renewable energy and a mass insulation programme.
We know beyond all doubt that our current, animal-based, food system is wrecking the environment and the lives of billions of animals yearly. A plant-based food system would offer us food security in a sustainable, low-cost way. It's a no-brainer.”

Smartly-dressed supporters of Animal Rebellion can be seen occupying tables reserved for customers and holding ‘mock menus’ outlining the group’s core demands stylised as a starter, main, and dessert.

These actions come as part of Animal Rebellion’s demands for a plant-based future, which were announced on Monday 23rd of May [5]. The animal and climate justice group is urging wholesale governmental and societal support for farmers and fishing communities to transition to a plant-based food system and programme of rewilding that will secure a future for generations to come.

Animal Rebellion is a mass movement using nonviolent civil disobedience to call for a just, sustainable plant-based food system.


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