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Police agency’s breakfast photo sparks vegan controversy

Photos of a police squad’s breakfast in Wales went viral after one Twitter user said their protein-filled photos could offend vegetarians and vegans

By PoliceOne Staff

WALES — Photos of a police squad’s breakfast gained some attention after one Twitter user said their breakfast photos could offend vegetarians and vegans.

WalesOnline reports that the North Wales Police Rural Crime Team posted a picture of their breakfast in support of local farmers. But one Twitter user was not particularly happy about the team’s photos.

The user, who goes by the name “Diana,” wrote in a now-deleted tweet that as a taxpayer “I’d prefer them to be less selective when answering questions and perhaps not post breakfast pics that offend vegetarian/vegan followers - pretty thoughtless considering the job title they have.”

But Diana’s outrage was not shared among a large number of Twitter users. Her tweet went viral, leading many users to mock her.

One user wrote, “As a taxpayer, I think you should tweet photos of your breakfast unless it’s a protected species.”

Another tweeted, “What if I'm offended that your not posting pictures of cooked breakfasts? As a contentious breakfaster I only think it's within my moral and ethical rights to see how good your breakfast is.”

Vegetarian users also joined in and said the photos didn’t offend them.

“Vegetarian here but not offended. Not a banner waver. People have a right to live their lives as and how they choose,” the tweet said.

The team regularly shares photos of their breakfast alongside incident updates on their Twitter page. But team manager Rob Taylor said they have decided to suspend their responses with the public. He added that it was due to a lack of resources and that the reports of a vegan backlash leading to the suspension was “fake news.”

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