A man who gave up eating meat for January is today trying to eat an entire dead pig to himself.
Simon Williams, a desk lamp salesman from Wokingham, was one of an estimated 250,000 members of the British population who chose not to eat meat for an entire month, citing health and environmental reasons for the fast.
Close friend Christopher James told us, “Simon was proud of himself for having eaten a healthy plant-based diet for a month, especially as he moaned throughout it about feeling constantly hungry.
“However, he has more energy, he has lost weight, his attention span has improved, and his skin and general appearance is noticeably healthier.”
Then he added, “The organisers of Veganuary claim that six in ten who take the ‘Veganuary pledge’ stay vegan afterwards, but Simon’s not one of them, I’m afraid.
“He started off by arranging for a pizza delivery on the stroke of midnight, and it was loaded with meatballs, pepperoni, chorizo and bacon.
“Then after a sleep, he popped down to Greggs for when they opened and tucked into a few bacon and cheese turnovers for brekkie. I think he has some pigs in blankets in the fridge ready to cook for lunch, along with a pork loin, which will probably be followed by a gammon joint tonight and sausages for a late supper.”
When we approached Simon for comment he grunted, then wiped his sweaty brow, cheeks, chin and neck before replying, “It feels so good to have some proper food in my body for once.
“All that plant crap is no good for you, it’s not natural.”