A restaurant has found itself the target of "hate and threats" after it made a decision to ban "small screaming children" from its premises.

The Lobster Pound and Moore, in Nova Scotia, Canada, put out a message on its Facebook page that said: "Effective as of now, we will no longer allow small screaming children. We are an adult-themed restaurant that caters to those who are out to enjoy themselves. We understand this may upset some, but ... we feel it's best for those who enjoy, appreciate and understand our business."

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Such was the strength of the backlash that the restaurant consequently felt it necessary to issue an apology for the earlier statement.

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Posting another message on its Facebook page, it said: "I chose the wrong words to convey a message I didn't want. I used the word screaming but should have said something like 'L'il diners having a moment'."

Okay.let's try this again. First,my apologies for my previous post.I chose the wrong words to convey a message I didn't...

Posted by The Lobster Pound and Moore on Sunday, April 12, 2015

However, after the apology, support began flooding in for the original policy.

- Independent