When Kauai resident Forrest Broyles went fishing with his boss and didn’t get his fair share of the catch, he raided his boss’s home with a machete while high on a hallucinogenic drug and threatened to kill him, according to court documents.

“He owes me choke ahi,” Broyles told police, according to a news story in The Garden Island.

Now PETA wants Broyles to pay —not for threatening to kill his boss or destroying his boss’s home necessarily, but for going fishing in the first place.

In a letter to Kauai Community Correctional Facility, the animal rights group encouraged officials to serve Broyles only vegan meals during his incarceration.

“It started with hooking terrified animals through their highly sensitive mouths, dragging them into an environment in which they can’t breathe, and slicing them up,” reads an excerpt from a press release by PETA in which the organization makes its case for the violence it says Broyles engaged in when he went fishing with his boss.

Some prisons have found that giving inmates meat-free meals—which are healthy, easy to prepare, and often less expensive than meat-based dishes—can be a successful part of a violence-reduction program,” the press release says.

Broyles pleaded no contest this past week to charges of assault, burglary, property damage and terroristic threatening.

Prosecutors originally charged Broyles with attempted murder but the charge was later downgraded to a misdemeanor.



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