There was outrage in the Burnley hemp weaving community today after a man was expelled from his local vegetarian cult for wearing a donkey jacket.

Graeme Corbin, long time jam enthusiast and dairy free yoghurt aficionado was asked to leave the Burnley Vegan Activists cult after members decided his donkey jacket was offensive to mammals.

A spokesvegan and long time Momentum member, Olivia Flowerchild, told The Rochdale Herald: “Of course we know Donkey jackets aren’t made of actual donkeys but we’re super conscious that donkeys have feelings too.”

“Calling a jacket after a mammal, without permission is at the very least cultural appropriation and certainly the first step towards murdering animals.”

“Graeme knows meat is murder. If a donkey can be murdered, it can be victim of all kinds of other crimes like identity theft or credit card fraud. As a vegan Mr Corbin should know better.”

Several other members were expelled for wearing camel overcoats, sealskin socks and moleskin trousers.

Quentin D Fortesqueue is a founding editor of The Rochdale Herald. Part time amateur narcissist and full time satirist Quentin is never happier than when playing his lute and drinking a full bodied Bordeaux. He rarely plays the lute and never gets to drink Bordeaux.