The Bunnings Snag is a strange and beautiful thing. Never in my life have I seen so many people glorify a piece of sausage, bread and onion so fervently as die-hard Bunnings supporters. While the meme may be somewhat dead, the tradition of grabbing a snag on a trip to your local hardware chain certainly isn’t.
So it isn’t really surprising when a change to the iconic Bunning’s line up riles a few people up. The Cheltenham Cat Rescue group decided to keep with their ethos of helping animals by serving up a tasty selection of vegan snags instead of the traditional meat variety, but some people were bloody fuming at the choice.
“We were a little shocked, considering it’s probably one of the most mmale-dominated destinations in the country,” Olivia, one particularly disgruntled customer, told 3AW “We were like … thank you, but no thank you.”
Olivia took to talk-back radio, the last bastion of intelligent conversation, to complain about the sausages. She mentioned that she “Didn’t even know what was in a vegan sausage” but newsflash, no one’s got a fucking clue what goes into those sticks of fat and intestine that we lovingly call snags.
Founder of Cheltenham Cat Rescue group Natasha Reus reckons that while some people weren’t too pleased with the alternative offering, over 550 people bought a sausage and loved it.
“I think maybe some people were disappointed to come to Bunnings ready to buy a sausage and it’s not the traditional fare — some people were a bit angry, we had the odd Oscar winning performance but most people asked questions and many gave them a try,” Natasha said.
Cheltenham Cat Rescue was raising money to help pay vet fees and also to kickstart a multilingual awareness campaign about desexing cats. They were even able to raise $1300, despite the lack of unidentifiable meat.
At the end of the day, you can’t really get mad at an animal rescue group for refusing to harm animals and serve them to people. While I enjoy a snag as much as the next person, there’s nothing wrong with sampling what vegans have got to offer.
It’s 2 bloody dollary doos at the end of the day.
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