Hungry? Be careful...
You and a business partner are planning to open a new store, providing a safe and legal commodity your public demands, foie gras.
Before you open it, a group targets you, your partner, your families, and your business with a carefully calculated terror campaign.
First, they spray-paint your home. They pour acid onto your car and windows. They glue shut your locks and your garage doors, trapping you inside your home. They damage a sacred religious statue in your yard.
You receive a videotape, shot from your own garden, showing you and your family relaxing inside your house. A letter accompanies it, warning you that you are being watched.
More letters follow warning you to "stop or be stopped."
You don't stop. This is your life. So they go to the soon-to-be-opened store. They plug the new plumbing with chucks of cement, spray-paint the walls and appliances, and turn on the water, causing a flood.
You lose close to $50,000 and your family is terrified.
You own a restaurant, providing a safe and legal commodity your public demands, foie gras.
One day, your mother, several hundred miles away, calls you crying in a panic. Someone has called and threatened her. Someone has harassed your mother because of a product you sell. You must drop everything, temporarily close your restaurant, and go to comfort her. Not only do you lose money for having to close your business for a few days, but you bear guilt for the terror your own mother has faced for you.
At the same time, someone throws acid on the windows of your business. They cut your power. They spray paint the facade of your building. They break your windows and smear what appears to be blood on your door and sidewalk. They scream at you and your customers, nearly every day.
You have been targeted and terrorized for providing foie gras, food.
In this country, in this age, have we so little to worry about that we must worry about our dinner plates? Is there no other cause for which to fight with such zealotry? Why do these domestic terrorists (as they are considered by the FBI in many cases) want to take away your choices by violently attacking those who provide them to you?
We aren't talking about the war here. We're not talking about global warming, pollution, homelessness, corporate corruption, drugs, or homicide. We are talking about food.
Join me in my fight to preserve our rights to choose what is on our dinner tables.
Freedom...It's what's for dinner.
For more information about the real-life attacks above, please reference the following articles:
Foie Gras Foe Foiled!
Animal-rights vandals hit chef's home, shop
Animal rights group linked to bombs
Duck farm sues animal activists
Foie gras controversy ruffles local chefs' feathers
Foie gras debate triggers vandalism