Vegan given chicken nuggets as a prank, goes to police
Just a prank or an arrestable offence?
A 24-year-old vegan woman has reported her friends to police after nuggets she was given while drunk, turned out not to contain vegan meat substitutes, but chicken.
The woman claims to have been vegan for more than a decade, and was vegetarian for many years before that. She apparently refused meat as a child as she didn't want to eat animals. She says all her friends know she is vegan, so there was no excuse.
The woman checked with the her so-called friends before eating the nuggets and they told her they were Sunfed, a type of meat substitute. She only found out this wasn't the case the following day when the events appeared on Snapchat, accompanied by the other women showing the nuggets and laughing.
"My sister sent me a message telling me to check my friend's Snapchat story. The story was them showing the nugget packaging, and then showing them giving them to me (including the conversation where I asked if it was vegan). Then later, them mocking me and pretending to be me when I found out I ate meat," she explains on Reddit.
The victim has gone to the police to have the women charged under food tampering laws. However, as these tend to cover instances of threat to life, it's unclear how this will progress.