Dad is labelled an ‘abuser’ by his family for making his ‘bully’ son eat vegan food for 30 days: ‘He’s miserable but I don’t care’
- An Australian dad has come up with a punishment for his ‘bully’ teenage son
- The 16-year-old boy relentlessly teased his younger sister about being vegan
- Their father Edward* took matters into his own hands and changed their diet
- Now his reluctant son has to be a fully-fledged vegan for 30 days
An Australian dad has been called an ‘abuser’ for forcing his meat-eating son to be vegan for a month as punishment for relentlessly teasing his sister about her decision to follow the practice.
Edward’s* 14-year-old daughter decided she wanted to be vegan 12 months ago. He told Reddit he accepted her choice because she promised to cook all of her own meals.
‘It has been the tiniest change we have ever had to go through. I give her the money that I would spend on food for her anyway, she buys her own food and cooks it herself if what her mum is making isn’t vegan,’ he said.
Edward’s* 14-year-old daughter decided she wanted to be vegan 12 months ago, a decision, the dad told Reddit, he was accepting of as she promised to cook all of her own meals (stock image)
But Edward’s 16-year-old son hasn’t taken to his sisters’ new diet lightly, using the opportunity to ‘bully’ her for the choice.
Despite being repeatedly punished by his parents, the teen boy continued tormenting her, even going so far as pretending he threw away all of her vegan food.
‘My son had taken all the vegan food my daughter had bought for the week and hid it – pretending he threw it away on garbage day,’ Edward said.
‘I had to rush home only to discover it was just a prank. I was livid.’
In order to teach him a lesson about respect, Edward decided to make his son eat vegan food exclusively for 30 days with the whole family.
‘I told my son this, and told him that if he wants anything else he will be paying for it. He lost his mind,’ he said.
‘My son had taken all the vegan food my daughter had bought for the week and hid it – pretending he threw it away on garbage day,’ Edward said (stock image)
Edwards’ son called his grandparents to intervene on the situation.
‘They rang me up furious, telling me I was abusing him… I ended up hanging up on them,’ he said.
‘The rest of my family followed suit, and some friends have now joined in, calling me abusive – but I cannot see it.
‘My son is miserable, but I really don’t care. He brought this upon himself. He still has food to eat, and can spend what little pocket money he has to buy meat for the next 25 days if he wants.’
* Name has been changed