racist animal rights group threatens to spread poison in toronto's chinatown restaurants

Okay, I can get behind a shark fin ban, but this is going too far. In Canada, an underground animal rights group has threatened to spread rat poison to the restaurants in Toronto's Chinatown: Shark Fin Soup: Underground Animal Rights Group Threatens To Spread Poison In Toronto's Chinatown.

According to the Toronto Chinese Business Association, they received a racist letter from an organization calling itself Animal Liberation Canada/USA, informing them that the group has people spreading "rat poison on meat, fish, fruit and vegetables" in Chinatown's restaurants:
The letter begins: "Hey, how's it going guys? I see you lost the big shark fin ban in Toronto. Thank God, less sharks suffering a painful death in the hands of you barbarians."

It continues: "You gooks come over here and don't speak a word of English and don't teach your kids English. The only English you know is, "you give me free."

Chiu told HuffPost vicious and insulting letters are nothing new.

"We have been receiving a lot of hatred emails since we have been voicing out for the Chinese businesses but those emails are just hatred emails insulting Chinese, that is totally fine with us but this one is a threatening mail with criminal activities that they intend to do to Chinatown so we just want to make it aware to the businesses in Chinatown," she said.

The letter ends with: "Our head office in the USA will be supplying us with e coli virus. Let me warn you don't eat at the Mandarin restaurants."
The issue has been passed along to the police's hate crimes unit. It's one thing to stand on opposite sides of the shark fin issue. But it seems that whoever wrote this letter just dying for an excuse to express some serious hate toward "you gooks." That's racist!

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