A TOP celebrity chef has spoken out after a series of aggressive anti-meat attacks on his restaurants.
TV chef Jamie Oliver revealed vegan activists have targeted his eateries in the UK.
The British cook claims vegans “hate” him, because they’ve disrupted customers at this restaurants trying to convince them not to eat meat.
The father of five also said protesters have upset children and families at his restaurants with intimidating protests.
He said: “Vegans hate me because we do stories about higher welfare meat, which I am deeply passionate about, but for them it is on or off — there is no stepping stones, whereas I’m all about stepping stones.”
He added that on one occasion staff reported “Twenty scruffy, weird-looking fellas putting iPads of slaughtered animals in front of kids having spaghetti Bolognese”.
Oliver boasts that most of his books contain at least 65 per cent vegetarian recipes, and he has long supported the vegan lifestyle.
“I have done more to push plant-based diets than any of them,” he said.
In March, vegans threw an angry demonstration outside Oliver’s jam-packed restaurant after the celebrity chef promoted “happy milk” on television.