Mt. Pleasant Cafe Ku-kum scolded for seal meat and more

Dear God. A petition against the eating of seal meat has now been added to the 2017 register of “colonial” abuses committed by Canadians against the Indigenous. The petition was authored by someone named Jennifer Matos and directed at the new Indigenous restaurant Ku-kum at 581 Mt. Pleasant Rd. The owner and chef Joseph Shawana has told the CBC that seal meat will stay on the menu at his midtown Toronto restaurant despite the petition. But this could not remain simply about food or even whether we may eat what we want. A recent treatise on Care2 petitions will drag any who care go there through the horrors of the last three centuries and how colonial beasts relied on Indigenous folk for food. Good to know. And best wishes to Mr. Shawana.

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