Animal rights organisation PETA has been mercilessly trolled on social media for promoting an unusual recipe by a vegan blogger.
She explained that the idea is based on a Venezuelan technique, and PETA was inspired to retweet Melissa’s recipe, along with other ways banana skin can be used as a meat alternative.
However, the thread received a flood of negative comments with one comparing Melissa’s ‘pulled pork’ sandwich to ‘tapeworm’.
Another wrote: ‘If being vegan is so awesome, why are they always trying to make “meat substitutes”? Stop appropriating my food and come up with your own.’
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PETA has been relentlessly trolled on Twitter after sharing a viral recipe from vegan blogger Melissa Copeland who runs The Stingy Vegan
Melissa’s recipe using banana skin as an alternative to pulled pork went viral after she shared photos from the dish on social media
PETA received a flood of negative responses after sharing a story which included Melissa’s recipe on Twitter
Another replied: ‘I had a BBQ soak sandwich this afternoon for lunch. It was glorious.
‘All that pork, beef, chicken & mutton with spicy yet sweet sauce, pickle, onion on rye bread & bowl of burgoo.
‘Damnit, I’m hungry now. #PeopleEatingTastyAnimals #PETACanSuckIt’
A third added: ‘Hey Hey, Ho Ho, PETA HAS GOT TO GO’
A stream of responses to the post criticized the look of the recipe and argued that meat should be real
Responding to the comments, PETA’s Director Elisa Allen said: ‘Mean and ignorant trolls visit PETA affiliates’ social media accounts to spew hatred about animals, the planet, other humans, health – you name it.
‘But while these innovative recipes may not appeal to everyone, banana-skin carnitas, jackfruit pulled “pork”, and plantain lasagne are just a few of the many vegan foods that not only help us spare millions of animals the trauma of factory farming, transportation, and a wretched death at the abattoir but also are better for human health and the environment.’
Some social media users took it a step further than bashing the recipe and began flooding PETA with photos of cooked animal dishes.
The negative response comes just days after Melissa received a wave of resistance on her own social media platforms for presenting the recipe idea.
Sharing a GIF of bacon being cooked, a Twitter using the handle ‘Kimppa8′ wrote: I’d rather eat this delicious bacon’
Another shared a photo of a chicken burger accompanied by the caption: ‘Hey PETA, how’s my pet chicken?’
A third who shared a plate filled with meat, said: ‘You know what else tastes great? Pork, burgers, steaks, bacon’
Others flooded PETA’s Twitter feed with photos of cooked meat and mocked the animal rights organisation’s ethics