Animal rights demonstrators plan to gather outside Santa Monica restaurant The Hump to decry is alleged serving of endangered whale meat. Its corporate owner and sushi chef were charged Wednesday with allegedly serving the illicit fare.

Pennywise frontman Zoli Teglas, along with Sea Shepherd organizers Kurt Lieber and Grace Ko, put together the protest. It's scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Friday to target the restaurant's lunch crowd.

The restaurant's long-rumored practice came to light this week after a documentary film crew stated that it conducted an undercover investigation that caught the place serving up sei whale sashimi three times. Federal agents conducted a warrant search Friday and the U.S. Attorney's Office filed charges against the establishment's owner and its sushi chef Wednesday.

LA Weekly