A vegan has been criticised for a note they wrote to their neighbours complaining about their meat-cooking habits.
The note, which was shared on Best of Nextdoor’s Twitter account, tells the neighbours in Berkeley, in the US state of California, to shut their windows when cooking meat as the vegan finds the smell “offensive”.
“As a vegan runner, it’s always hard for me this time of year when the weather starts warming up and folks start opening their windows,” the vegan wrote.
“Several nights a week I’m out running around dinnertime and when people have their windows open I can smell what they are cooking.”
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The vegan added they’ve recently noticed a “sharp uptick” in “smells of folks cooking meat”.
“Quite honestly the odour is offensive,” the vegan wrote.
“And I’m hoping our community can have some empathy for its #plantbased neighbours by closing their windows if they are cooking meat and only putting vegetables on their BBQ.
“I don’t want to be a stereotype, so I won’t go into detail why the odour of cooking animals is offensive.
“But I encourage you to do your research and join the movement of people who are fighting back.”
People on Twitter were critical of the vegan’s note and questioned whether it was a joke.
“You must be joking. Might I suggest a much simpler solution. Don't run at dinnertime,” one woman tweeted.
One man suggested the vegan should “get a treadmill” while another claiming to be a vegetarian said “this guy sucks”.
Another added notes like this one was the reason why “people hate vegans”.
“Most reasonable people can get over other people's diets being different, but folks get really touchy when people tell them how they should cook/eat,” he tweeted.
Another jokingly tweeted they’re offended by runners.
“Have some respect and exercise indoors with all the windows locked,” he tweeted.
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