‘A vegan runner has been given a short shrift after they asked their neighbors not to cook with their windows open because the smell of meat is ‘offensive.’
The unnamed jogging-enthusiast, from Berkeley, California, was criticized online after their demand made it on to a Twitter thread by Best of Nextdoor, a Twitter account dedicated to neighbor-on-neighbor pettiness.
The runner, who admitted they found the smell of meat ‘overpowering’ when they go jogging at dinnertime, asked that their community show ’empathy for their plant-based neighbors’ by closing windows while cooking, and only grilling vegetables on the BBQ.
They also suggested that people might want to do some research about plant-based diets and join the vegan movement.
The runner’s post was retweeted more than 1,200 times and liked 9,700 times after it was shared on Twitter.’