A WOMAN has ended five months as a vegan after a seagull swooped down and stole her chips, she has confirmed.
Emma Bradford has been eating a plant-based diet since the end of May but has returned to eating meat after a visit to Brighton where the seagulls failed to recognise her commitment.
She said: “After what I’ve done for them, it’s just insolent.
“And it kind of made me realise I don’t even like animals that much. Dogs bark at me, I’ve got dozens of scars from my cat, I got chased by a cow once, and now a seagull steals my chips.
“If it had happened to my friend James, who’s only a vegetarian, I would’ve understood. Though even then it would only have been just if there weren’t any carnivores around.
“But after this, it seems to me that being vegan wrongly tolerates bad behaviour from animals that don’t meet our ethical standards.”
She added: “Obviously I’m not going to start eating seagulls. But I do think we should try to put more plastics into their food chain.”