If you've chosen to eat a vegetarian or vegan diet, we'd like to very quietly say, "Good for you." As with many matters of conscience, food choices are personal decisions, so it's generally best not to get too aggressive or judgmental. After all, there's a reason people use 'preachy' as a pejorative. Let's take the following situation as an example.
It's your typical U.K. breakfast: a giant pile of poached eggs, sausages, beans, toast — all the usual suspects.
Speaking as a tax payer I'd prefer them to be less selective when answering questions and perhaps not post breakfast pics that offend vegetarian/vegan followers - pretty thoughtless considering the job title they have.
If people are offended by a cooked breakfast then frankly they need to get a life 🙄— Kelly (@KellyTheVet) December 31, 2017
Vegetarian here but not offended. Not a banner waver. People have a right to live their lives as and how they choose.— Lorraine. 💛💙 (@Lorrain27048741) December 31, 2017
What if I'm offended that your not posting pictures of cooked breakfasts? As a contentious breakfaster I only think it's within my moral and ethical rights to see how good your breakfast is........— David Burden (@OfficalDB) January 1, 2018
The officers posted the tweet to promote the National Farmers Union Farmhouse Breakfast, which is a campaign that encourages people to enjoy a healthy breakfast more regularly while supporting local farmers. What a lovely gesture! But then the media caught wind of the Twitter scandal and it turned into a whole thing with its own hashtag of #brekkiegate.
So this morning I have spent speaking to news agencies about #brekkiegate.— RuralCrimeTeam™ (@NWPRuralCrime) January 5, 2018
You have to laugh. It's amazing to see how a simple story develops as it goes along.
A least they posted my tongue in cheek comment (pic)
Tomorrow's chip paper#Brekkiegate pic.twitter.com/jHRd8zHMQZ
Our account is putting ever increasing demands on the team, most of which is in our own time— RuralCrimeTeam™ (@NWPRuralCrime) December 30, 2017
We have considered all options and from immediate effect we will cease responding to comments and questions until further notice.
We will continue to post updates as and when. Diolch pic.twitter.com/o7Q2Rq6wYG
And to finish 2017 I had to post this recent reply about our Twitter account, to show why we are withdrawing from answering questions or comments on Twitter for the time being.— RuralCrimeTeam™ (@NWPRuralCrime) December 31, 2017
Nothing more I can say really.......
Happy 2018 pic.twitter.com/lh4JMkhYBT
We hope you enjoy a healthy and hearty breakfast today!
H/T: Indy 100