A woman has said she contacted cops after a group of friends made her eat chicken as a prank because she is vegan.
She said that she had not eaten meat since she was three or four years old but turned to a plant-based diet 10 years ago.
Now 24, she said that recently she was at a party and got ‘white girl wasted’.
That’s when her friends gave her something to eat and she asked ‘are these vegan?’, to which her friends replied ‘yeah, they’re sunfed’ – a type of chickenless chicken, she explained on Reddit.
She said they didn’t taste right, but because she was so drunk she dismissed it.
The anonymous poster said: ‘I found out the next day when my sister sent me a message telling me to check my friends 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).
‘The and then later them mocking me and pretending to be me when I found out I ate meat (things like fake crying and yelling “the CHICKENS!!!”).
‘I took a screen recording of the video and took it to the police, on the grounds of food tampering, and now 3 of my (ex) friends are facing charges.’
She said that she was sick the next morning but her friends accused her of overreacting.
She added: ‘In my view, they took advantage of my drunken state, tampered with my food, and publically humiliated me. In their view, it was just a prank.’
We have looked around to see if tricking someone into eating meat when they are vegan or vegetarian is illegal, but so far we cannot laws relating to the practice.
In 2018 an investigation was launched into a chef who boasted about spiking a group of vegans’ meals. She said ‘pious judgemental vegan (who I spent all day cooking for) has gone to bed, still believing she’s a vegan’.
Shropshire Council intervened and the chef quit after receiving death threats.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Rupert Coville spoke about force feeding Guantanamo detainees who refused to eat.
He said: ‘If it’s perceived as torture or inhuman treatment – and it’s the case it’s painful – then it is prohibited by international law.’
However that contradicts the European Court of Human Rights which ruled that not all forced feeding is illegal. They would make an exception if it was to ‘preserve the life of hunger strikers if shown to be medically necessary and not done for punitive reasons.’
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