||[Mar. 3rd, 2014|02:44 pm]
The Question Club
Lets say a person is incarcerated in prison for a felony offense. The person is a committed vegan or vegetarian, though for non-religious reasons. In your opinion does the prison have an obligation to comply with the prisoner's diet by serving them meat/animal product free meals?
Yes, a prisoner still has the right to eat in keeping with their ethical choices/views.
Yes, but only if it does not cause undue burden for the prison.
Yes, to vegetarian meals, No to vegan meals - too much/unneccessary
Depends on the reason the prisoner is in prison
No, the prison should not have to make special efforts/prisoner should fend for themselves if they want to be vegan/vegetarian
No, prisoners have no right to be picky in prison
Other - Explain in Comments
If a vegan/vegetarian prisoner was denied meals appropriate to his diet, which of these measures would you generally feel are appropriate for them to pursue?
Letter writing campaign to prison officials/politicians etc
Trying to take their plight to the news media
Lying and pretending to convert to a religious faith that espouses vegetarianism so as to get the meals as part of 'freedom of religion' rules
Hunger Strike until they are served vegan/vegetarian meals
Calling on PETA or similar groups to lobby/make a ruckus on their behalf
Stealing/black market/other shady prison activity to get food they can eat
Trying to incite a riot against prison kitchens/authorities over the issue