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Outraged Vegan Sends Threatening Note To Neighbours Over Barbecue In Their Backyard

A vegan has gone viral after sending a threatening note to their neighbours over a barbecue.
Credit: Alamy & Hey Perth! via Facebook

A vegan has gone viral after sending a threatening note to their neighbour over a backyard barbecue. 

In an unexpected twist of suburban drama, a local vegan has taken matters into their own hands after becoming frustrated by the persistent aroma of grilled meat.

The individual, whose patience had reached its limits, sent a chilling note to their neighbours and it’s now sparked a heated debate on social media.

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Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products – particularly in diet.

It’s a subject of division online and this latest drama has sparked a further battle of words – with many outraged by this particular vegan’s actions.

One person says: “This is unbelievable, they want to tell you how to live in your own home.”

Another adds: “Would have a BBQ every weekend if I got this note! For all the times a year, we get a nice day to enjoy and you keep your windows closed. Sorted.”

“Glad that I don’t live next to her complaining about a BBQ. Hope that the couple has another BBQ soon, let her put it on social media and she will be upset by all the negative comments,” shares a third. “Why is it that so many people want to complain about everything.”

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A vegan sent a threatening note to their neighbour over their meaty barbecues and it has sparked a heated debate on social media. Credit: Alamy

However, others have been more understanding of the vegan, with one penning: “I was a vegetarian for 24 years and it did make me sick when I smelled meat being fried. I think they should talk together and find a compromise.”

In agreement, a second says: “I’m torn. On one hand, we have to live together side by side and what we do certainly affects the people around us. Closing a window is a very easy accommodation.

“But on the other hand, people should be free to enjoy their space how they want. I hate smelling my neighbour’s m***juana and hearing their dogs bark but it’s their property so I close my windows.”

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The vegan said the barbecue smell was making them ‘sick and upset’. Credit: Hey Perth! via Facebook

The drama started with a note signed by ‘Sarah, Wayne and kids’, reading: “Hello neighbour, could you please shut your side window when cooking please?

”My family are vegan (we eat only plant-based foods) and the smell of the meat you cook makes us feel sick and upset.

”We would appreciate your understanding.”

This letter was ignored, resulting in the vegan taking things further by sending a ‘final warning’ letter – accusing their neighbour of ‘taking the mickey’ and being ‘downright rude’.

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After their initial letter was ignored, the vegan took action and sent a ‘final warning’. Credit: Hey Perth! via Facebook

The person behind the note also claims their neighbour had intentionally sought to cause distress, stating (via the Mirror): “I raised my concerns of the smell of meat making my family feel sick and upset and you go and have a barbecue on Saturday night inviting lots of people, and you knew this would affect me and my family.”

After the vegan found out their letters had circulated online, they would say: “My friend Tina told me you took my letter to social media and it backfired on you which is ‘just desserts’.”

It concluded: “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.”

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The vegan family discovered their notes had gone viral on social media. Credit: Hey Perth! via Facebook

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Written by Annie Walton Doyle

Annie Walton Doyle is a content editor at IGV who specialises in trending, lifestyle and entertainment news. She graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, with a degree in English Literature. Annie has previously worked with organisations such as The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Harvard University, the Pulitzer Prize and 22 Words.