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Bunnings Customers Fuming Over Change to The Sausage Sizzle

For some people, it’s a weekend ritual to grab a snag while visiting Bunnings, for me, it’s the only reason I do visit. 

This is something that shouldn’t be tampered with, but for some, over the weekend, it was.

The snag took a whole new flavour when the Cheltenham Cat Rescue group sold only vegan snags in Melbourne. 

The founder behind the group said some people threw a tantrum but 550 people bought an alternative sausage and loved it. 

“I think maybe some people were disappointed to come to Bunnings ready to buy a sausage and it’s not the traditional fare — some people were a bit angry, we had the odd Oscar winning performance but most people asked questions and many gave them a try,” Ms Reus said.

This is their third BBQ at Bunnings but according to, the recent fundraiser caused more of a stir after meat lovers took to 3AW to vent.

One customer, Olivia, told the talk back station, “We were a little shocked, considering it’s probably one of the most male dominated destinations in the country,”

“We were like ... thank you, but no thank you.”

The group raised $1300 from the weekend’s sizzle which will help pay vets fees and also to kickstart a multilingual awareness campaign about desexing cats.

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