Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Asatru Prisoner News: Michaels v. West

Via Religion Clause:
In Michaels v. West, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1826 (ND WV, Jan. 7, 2016), a West Virginia federal district court adopted a magistrate's recommendation (2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 174184, Nov. 25, 2015) and dismissed for failure to exhaust administrative remedies an inmate's complaint that he was denied the vegetarian diet required by his Asatru religious beliefs.
Ummm... vegetarian diet required by Asatru? Gotta say that seems like a stretch. Pork or horse meat required? That I could believe.


  1. The path of Asatru does not require you to be a vegetarian. Considering that meat was easier to come by back then than fresh fruits and vegetables. I don't know of any Asatru that are vegetarians they are all meat eaters

  2. I haven't seen any dietary directions anywhere, other than Hav. Stanzas 20 and 21. Which basically say don't eat to much.