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October 15, 2013 –   CBC News  – Montreal:      When Kim Côté introduced a seal burger to his restaurant’s menu in 2012, he probably wasn’t expecting that he’d be getting death threats over a year later because of it.

The Phoque Bardot burger — an $18 burger made of seal meat and topped with a piece of foie gras — is named as such because, a) “seal” is “phoque” in French and b) French actress and anti-seal hunt activist Brigitte Bardot has long led a boycott of Canadian products.

Côté, the owner and chef of restaurant Côté-Est in Kamouraska, Que., said it was meant to be a tongue-in-cheek joke — but French tourists visiting his restaurant didn’t find it very funny.   Read full CBC story here