But as they protested, Michael Hunter, brought a deer leg to a window table and started carving it.
"We were in shock," Marni Ugar, the organizer of the protest told CTV News. "It was just an animal and we felt sad. For me, I felt sad for a few days after seeing that."
After he was done carving it, Ugar said Hunter walked back to the kitchen then returned about a half an hour later, with a piece of grilled meat and ate it.
Hunter told media outlets that the protests have been hurting the business.
"This is who we are and what we do," he told The Globe and Mail, "They're offending us; I'm going to offend them. So I went and got a deer leg."
But now, he regrets carving the deer in the window because he said he “played into them.”
The protesters' actions may have backfired. The Globe and Mail report that since the video was posted, requests for reservations have increased.
Click here to see the video, which may be disturbing to some.