Teenager sparks outrage after insisting on ‘vegan-only’ menu for her birthday party: ‘My parents are not budging’

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A 15-year-old girl only wants vegan food at her next birthday party. 

She asked Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum to weigh in on the issue. The teen is having a large 16th birthday party with almost 100 guests. While her parents agreed to provide vegan options, they are refusing to have an entirely vegan menu. Now, the teen is upset. 

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“I’m turning 16 in December,” the teen explained. “I am having a pretty large birthday party at a banquet hall (80+ guests). I have been a strict vegan for over two years now. I am doing it because I believe in animal rights, and I know what the meat industry does to the environment. I will not be part of the problem. We are catering food for this party, and I explicitly said that since it’s my birthday party, I want the entire menu to be vegan. My parents said they will order any vegan dishes I want, but will also provide non-vegan dishes to accommodate other guests.” 

The teenager doesn’t want anyone to consume animal products at her party, however. 

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“I am not happy with this,” the teen said. “It’s my birthday party, and one of my requests is that people not consume animals for this one night. Like, it’s one night; it’s not that big of a deal. My parents are not budging and saying that not everyone is vegan, and they need stuff to eat. But it’s my birthday party. I don’t think it’s going to kill anyone to have to eat vegan for the night.” 

Redditors shared their opinions on the vegan birthday party. 

“I probably wouldn’t go to a party that serves vegan-only food because of my worries, or I’d just not eat,” a user wrote

“If you’re not footing the bill, you’ve got a good compromise,” another said

“You’re allowed to want all vegan food. Eating vegan won’t hurt most people, and it is your birthday after all,” someone said

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