Friday, July 07, 2017

Pigs must not squeal

A Queensland butcher says he has been slammed on social media by a group of 'unapologetic vegans' over the name of his new shop.

The Squealing Pig in Burpengary opened last week, but owner Gary Thompson has since been bombarded with complaints about the shop's name and one star reviews.

'They started with comments about cruelty to animals, telling me I should be disgusted with myself,' Mr Thompson told Daily Mail Australia.

'It's got to be fair all round. I don't care if you're a vegan or whatever you are. I've got the right to call my shop what I call it.'

Mr Thompson said those leaving poor reviews on his butcher's Facebook page were mostly members of a group which calls itself Unapologetic Vegans Australia.

'That name is horrible,' one social media user wrote, speaking of The Squealing Pig.

'There is nothing on this earth worse than a gentle innocent creature squealing in pain and terror being slaughtered. Just think about it. And the message it gives.'

Mr Thompson himself took to Facebook to respond to the negative comments about his new shop.

'It is everyone's right to have an opinion but the business is currently being targeted by a vegan group that do not like our trading name,' he wrote.

'These vegans are putting six people's jobs and livelihoods at risk by trying to discredit our business because of their beliefs which they are entitled to do.'

Mr Thompson encouraged his customers to post honest appraisals of his store. And they came in droves.

After around 70 one star reviews were left on the website, nearly 1,500 five star rating followed.  

'Pigs squeal, horses neigh, cows moo. Love the shop name and the owner seems like a great Aussie just trying to make a living,' one reviewer wrote.



Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Screw Vegans if these pathetic little twats dont like the name they dont have to eat there its just these vegan jerks cant take it when someone uses a name that upsets them since they have probibly watch crap movies like BABE,BABE II PIG IN THE CITY(Both staring that idiots James Cromwell)and GORDY as well

Anonymous said...

It's time to tell these lefties to piss off and shut up. They don't represent more that 1% or 2% of the population so they should pull their heads in STFU. Besides don't these idiots realise that vegetables have feelings too? After all plants react to music and other stimulus. Perhaps vegans should just starve themselves and do the world a favour.

stinky said...

Simple misunderstanding: The protesters only showed up cuz they saw their name on the sign.

Anonymous said...

I guess he could open a produce stand and call it The Whining Vegan.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

The trouble these days is that there's way too many busybodies(Like Liberal Snowflakes)who stick their noses into our lives and demand we all live like they do especialy with the so called refugees

ЯΞ√ΩLUT↑☼N said...

LOL.. Nice one Anon 12:20..

Seems like it backfired on the SJW's anyway. They should take a long, hard look at themselves for all the innocent spiders and insects they stomp on and poison daily. Maybe they're squealing too.