A celebrity chef has launched legal action to bar militant vegan activist Tash Peterson from coming near her restaurant after she organized several protests, but has vowed to go ahead.
John Mountain, who runs the Fyre restaurant in Perth, shared a legal letter sent to the controversial animal rights campaigner notifying her that if she enters the land around the venue, she will be “committing trespassing.”
Fyre has been the subject of recent disruptive protests spearheaded by Peterson after Mountain announced it would ban non-meat eaters last month following an outburst with a dissatisfied diner.
Vegan activist Tash Peterson (second from right) has twice protested at John Mountain’s Fyre restaurant (second from left) in Connolly, north Perth.
Mountain shared a legal letter (pictured) sent to the controversial animal rights advocate notifying her that if she enters the land around the site, she will be “committing trespassing.”
An image of the legal letter, which was copied from the Western Australia Police Force, was shared on Fyre’s Instagram on Thursday night.
‘Hahahahahaha and that’s how it starts. Let’s ban her (Ms Peterson) from WA forever,” the photo caption read.
‘God bless you, Vgan Booty (Mrs. Peterson’s online character) and everyone who surfs on you. Pleased to meet you.
But just a few hours later, Ms Peterson revealed that she will continue to protest, despite the fact that she also received a liquor restriction notice that banned her from all licensed venues in WA for a year.
“I will continue to go to restaurants and places with liquor licenses if they are profiting and serving the abuse, torture and murder of animals,” he said in a video posted on Instagram.
But Ms Peterson (pictured) revealed on Thursday night that she will continue to protest, even though she also received a liquor restriction notice that banned her from all licensed venues in WA for a year.
“No one can stop me from exposing the greatest holocaust in human history, where billions of non-humans are brutally murdered for human pleasure.”
Ms Peterson then tossed the restriction notice papers into a bonfire before adding, mysteriously: “And guess what, Australia, I’m getting out of here.”
He stated that it is the fourth time that he has received a ban notice from all liquor licensed venues in Western Australia as a result of his activism.
Police also charged Ms. Peterson with disorderly conduct, trespassing and refusal to leave an authorized location as a result of the protest.
Ms Peterson said Mr Mountains’ claims that he was using his activism to promote his OnlyFans were “false”.
It comes after Mountain accused Ms Peterson of using her animal rights advocacy just to promote her OnlyFans account on the The Kyle and Jackie O Show. Thursday.
Mountain claims she makes ‘$40,000 a month’ from the lucrative side hustle, but Ms Peterson hit back at the chef, calling her claims ‘false’.
‘Where is your evidence?’ he told her, adding that “it’s none of your business how much I make” from sex work.
“I wish I was earning that much,” he said.
Mountain said Peterson had shown up at his restaurant twice in two weeks to protest.
“The week before he vandalized my restaurant,” he told radio hosts Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson.
‘All my staff were in shock, the customers were in shock. It was pretty quiet as I’m used to chaos working in a kitchen.
Chef John Mountain (right) confronted animal rights activists who broke into his restaurant.
Mr Mountain said the first time had been “a bit heated”, but on the second he “lost his temper”.
“I just wanted to stop the protest,” he said.
Mr Mountain’s war with vegans began last month when Fyre issued a statement on his Facebook page announcing that vegans were no longer welcome “for mental health reasons.”
Mountain said the vegan ban followed a complaint from a vegan customer who had requested that the venue accommodate his dietary requirements.
Although the chef had agreed to meet the client’s needs, the request was forgotten when he had to attend a private function.
Tash Peterson (pictured with her boyfriend) accused carnivores of being complicit in the biggest holocaust in history.
He said the woman sent a lengthy complaint to the company’s Facebook page, adding that while justified, she had made it “personal.”
“I told him, ‘Tell all your vegan friends to give me a one-star review,’ and that’s exactly what he did,” she said.
“Google’s site crashed because it was getting 400 reviews per hour.”
“My business rating went from reasonable to 2.8 and I was in tears,” he said, adding that his was “just a small business trying to make a living.”
He told Sandilands and Henderson that he had been “hurt” by the ordeal and had invested half a million dollars in the restaurant.
“I’ve managed to raise enough money to open my own business, and then have a vegan tell me I’m not good enough,” he said.
Ms Peterson said she had been an animal rights activist for six years and had created an OnlyFans account two years ago to allow her to “become a full-time voice for animal rights”.
She said she had lost her job as a swim instructor and lifeguard due to a criminal conviction.
“I’m not trying to close deals,” he said.
“I’m trying to get people to choose vegan options at these businesses.”