Fisherman’s cutting response to vegan pet owner in sandals after he’s accused of animal cruelty: ‘What does your dog eat?’
- A vegan man walking his dog has lambasted a fisherman for ‘cruelty to animals’
- But the angler, Harry, hit back and asked him what food he was feeding his dog
- ‘What do you feed it, do you feed it just vegetables?’, he asked the dog walker
- Footage of the terse exchange was posted on social media earlier this month
- The man was washing and walking his dog when he berated the fisherman
A fisherman and vegan pet owner have engaged in a bitter argument after the man took a break from walking his dog to accuse the other of animal cruelty.
Spearfisherman Harry, from Offshore Adventures, was gutting his fish at a beach in Batemans Bay, on NSW‘s South Coast, when he was approached by the elderly pet owner and asked how he’d killed the fish.
‘I actually shot them with a spear gun,’ Harry said.
The pet owner was hosing his dog down next to the fish cleaning table when he explained he was a vegan and told the fisherman: ‘It’s cruelty to animals’.
Harry continued slicing up the fish and told the dog owner to keep his opinions to himself.
‘That’s your choice, I respect your choice, but don’t come here and tell me to not eat meat,’ he said.
Spearfisher Harry asked what meat the man fed his pet as he led his brown dog away (pictured)
But he the man continued to tell him off and asked him what he would do with the fins and leftover scales.
‘I’m throwing it back to the eco-system where it came from,’ the angler said.
Harry and the dog owner continued to argue until he asked him what he fed his dog.
‘What do you feed it, do you feed it just vegetables?’ Harry said.
‘Yes,’ the man responded.
‘You just feed it vegetables, oh poor dog, he probably wants to come with me,’ Harry joked.
Dogs are omnivores – meaning they eat both meat and vegetables – but most lean towards a carnivore diet.
Vision of the man (pictured, with his dog ) telling the Harry his fishing was ‘cruelty to animals’ at Batemans Bay
‘What do you feed it, do feed it just vegetables?’ Harry said in amazement
The video was captioned, ‘angry vegan tries to tell me what to do’ and was met with an array of sarcastic comments.
‘How can you tell if someone’s vegan??? They’ll tell you,’ said one.
‘Well handled mate. Most other fishos would be far less tolerant!’ another said.
‘Man I’m waiting for the day someone tries their vegan beliefs on me like that,’ a third said.
‘That’s your choice, I respect your choice, but don’t come here and tell me to not eat meat,’ the angler answered back (pictured, Harry’s catch on the fishing table)