Vegan activists target patrons at popular Perth restaurant

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Diners at a popular Perth restaurant have been targeted by vegan activists.

Video footage shows a protester disturbing a number of diners enjoying their meals al fresco at Pinchos Tapas Bar in Leederville, confronting them with details of animal slaughter. 

Seven News reports that the activist lectured patrons over the slaughter of male calves.

"Male calves are slaughtered as young as six weeks old simply because they don't produce milk," she was overheard saying in a video of the incident.

"Chicks are blended alive in a macerator or gassed to death simply because they don't produce eggs."

Fellow protesters held placards and signs outside the restaurant.

The activists, from the group Direct Action Everywhere, livestreamed a portion of their protest on their Facebook page.

A male activist said on video that the group had done a number of protests in the Perth suburb of Northbridge.

"We haven't done one for about three months now so it's important we all get out," he told the camera.

The group also targeted a McDonald's in September last year, where they presented a dead piglet to patrons, carried placards, and duct-taped their mouths closed as a symbol of animal oppression.