PETA wants a Kauai man to eat only vegan meals as a part of sentence

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Meat-free meals as a part of a sentence? That could happen for one Kauai man. 

In early May 2019, Forrest Broyles pled no contest of charges of assault, burglary, criminal property damage and terroristic threatening. 

According to court documents, in Dec. last year, Broyles used a machete to destroy his former boss’ home and threatened to kill him — because the victim owed him a fish. 

The organization PETA sent a letter to the Kauai Community Correction Center, asking them to serve Broyles only vegan meals as a part of his sentence. 

“We’re hoping that this appeal will reduce the amount of violence and unnecessary cruelty that Mr. Broyles is contributing to while he’s incarcerated,” said PETA’s Amber Canavan. 

The Department of Public Safety says that it has not received any letter from PETA and it adds that it does not withhold food as punishment. 

Broyles is scheduled to be sentenced in August. 

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