Making a meal of cows' heads

Animal rights activists have been protesting outside a well-known London restaurant - not because of veal on the menu, but because of the cows' heads on the wall.

Police took two hours on Thursday night to disperse around 30 demonstrators who protested inside and outside Quo Vadis, the newly opened Soho restaurant owned by restaurateur Marco Pierre White and the artist Damien Hirst. The restaurant was targeted because of the two skinned cows' heads suspended in tanks of formaldehyde which adorn the bar; both the signature work of Hirst. The restaurant also contains a glass-fronted cabinet containing two skeletons hung from butchers' hooks.