Vegan sends angry letter to neighbour after being left ‘sick and upset’ over barbecue
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A vegan family sent an angry letter to a neighbour after being left 'sick and upset' over their barbecue.
The family in question had to endure a great deal of meat smell earlier this week, which made them feel unwell and understandably frustrated.
Anyone would be?
Kylie, one of the members of the Australian family, took the Coronation celebrations to a whole new level - so much so that they ended up receiving a complaint letter from their vegan neighbour. Ouch!
It all started when the family was enjoying a BBQ evening in their home backyard in Perth, and were promptly handed over a written letter as 'last warning' from one of the nearby neighbours.
The note was titled 'Important message' and read: "Hello, neighbour. Could you please shut your side window when cooking, please? My family are vegan (we eat only plant-based food), and the smell of the meat you cook makes us feel sick and upset."
"We would appreciate your understanding, Thanks, and duly signed by the family members, "Sarah, Wayne, and 'the kids'".
Kylie posted the note on Facebook on 9 May, which later went viral, sparking a debate between the 'vegan' lovers and 'meaty' eaters.
While some accused Kylie of mocking the innocent and victimised neighbour, others cautioned her against sharing their meaty aroma party with others.
A second letter was sent by the vegan household after Kylie and her family ignored the first note, and proceeded to have yet another BBQ on Coronation day.
It read: "Hello Kylie, you are taking the mickey out of me and have been downright rude.
"I raised my concerns of the smell of meat making my family sick and upset and you go and have a BBQ on Saturday night, inviting lots of people and you knew this would affect me and my family."
The handwritten letter continued: "My friend Tina told me you took my letter to social media and it backfired on you which is 'just deserts'."
"Please no more BBQs and please keep that window closed when cooking otherwise I'm going to report you and go to social media too."
The incident has reignited a heated debate between plant-based eaters and carnivores over the basic etiquette surrounding the captivating aroma of barbecue that fills the streets.
One Facebook user chimed in: "Unfortunately that’s not how the world works. Teach your kids about community and respecting differences but by all means keep up your own choices.
"Your neighbours have every right to cook what they choose in their kitchen, you do not own air. You have every right to cook what you want in your kitchen and know you and your family understand that and respect it and others."
A second said: "OMG how ridiculous. Why should you change your eating habits to please someone else. Would they?"
One wrote: "A little courtesy goes a long way, it's not like they are asking you to wash their car or clean their house.
"It would be nice to see some respect for your neighbours, and not publicly trying to shame them for holding strong ethical morals."
Whose side are you on?
Topics: Real Life, Vegan, Australia, Coronation