A vegan woman has been fined after she threatened her Italian mother’s life for making meat sauce.
The 48-year-old unnamed woman was fined $1,170 for threatening to stab her mother after she made traditional meat sauce in her presence, Fox News reports. Italian newspaper Gazzetta di Modena reported that the vegan woman was ordered by local courts to pay a $520 court fine and $650 to her mother for physically threatening her with a kitchen knife after the mom made some Bolognese sauce in their newly shared home.
According to The Telegraph, the “newly unemployed” daughter had recently moved back into her mother’s small apartment, where she often cooked in the traditional Italian foods in the Emilia Romagna dialect.
The vegan daughter told court officials that, prior to moving back in with her mother, she had long been avoiding “sensory” and “olfactory contact” with animal products. Lawyers further told the Gazzetta di Modena that there had been “an escalation of aggressive episodes, always over food,” before the nearly fatal attack.
The daughter became furious with the smell of meat sauce simmering on the stove one day in March 2016, the vegan reportedly grabbed a knife and made the fatal threat.
“If you won’t stop on your own then I’ll make you stop. Quit making ragú, or I’ll stab you in the stomach,” the angry daughter said, as per The Telegraph, inciting her mother to press charges.
Now two years later, Justice of Peace Nadia Trifilo ultimately ruled in favor of the 69-year-old mother and hit the daughter with a $520 court fine and ordered her to pay $650 to her mother as compensation. Their identities have not been shared.
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