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Vegetarians Are People Too! Helpline Launched to SAVE Those Living Sad Meat-Free Lives
Daily Star ^ | 20th May 2014 | Sophie Alexander

Posted on 05/20/2014 12:52:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A TEAM of jokers at a popular barbeque restaurant have launched a helpline to directly coincide and conflict with National Vegetarian Week.

Veggie week was launched yesterday in the vain attempt of encouraging carnivores to put down the steak and pick up the salad.

The Vegetarian Society says non-meaty food is "fun, tasty and seriously varied" and are trying to boost the popularity of the often demeaned tofu-eater.

Bosses at Red's True Barbecue restaurant – based in Leeds and Manchester – decided to launch a rival "meat eating" campaign to stop people "going veggie".

The firm has even set up a vegetarian helpline for people to call if they are "worried" about their vegetarian friends – offering free burgers, pulled pork, sausages and ribs.

When calling the "helpline" an American sounding cowboy figure says "don't give up on vegetarians, they're people too".

While a bit of a joke, the billboards are certainly doing the trick as everyone at the Daily Star offices is now lusting over the thought of delicately pulled pork and tender beef ribs.

The only salad we'll be eating will be slapped between buns on a juicy, juicy burger.


TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: vegetarian

1 posted on 05/20/2014 12:52:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Cows and pigs are ugly we do them a favor by eating them. Now shut up and pass the bacon cheeseburgers please! ;-)


2 posted on 05/20/2014 12:55:51 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

“...put down the steak and pick up the salad”

SALAD...that’s what food eats!


3 posted on 05/20/2014 12:58:14 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: nickcarraway

What a great idea. Hat’s off!


4 posted on 05/20/2014 12:58:31 PM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: areukiddingme1

I actually like a Caesar salad with my steak. And yes, even lettuce and tomato on my bacon burgers.

(I suppose around FR that makes me some sort of countercultural left-wing freak...I like to just think I’m on the sensitive side).


5 posted on 05/20/2014 1:03:25 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: nickcarraway

So when is National Bacon Week?


6 posted on 05/20/2014 1:04:10 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (ItÂ’s 2014 and muslims still own and profit from slavery and selling slaves.)
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To: nickcarraway

Many vegetarians have gone on this way for years until one day the smell of bacon drive them crazy and they have to eat some. Bacon has been the downfall of many veggy types


7 posted on 05/20/2014 1:04:11 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: nickcarraway

Although I agree that Americans eat too much meat, I would also argue that vegans are nuts. They’re even dangerous when they try to raise their kids as vegans. Kids need meat to grow up healthy.


8 posted on 05/20/2014 1:04:23 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: nickcarraway
How to tell if an animal is a meat eating predators or a vegetarian prey animal?

If the eyes are on the sides of the head they are prey! If the eyes are in front for bipolar vision, they are Predators.

Where are your eyes located?

If Darwinism is correct, all vegetarian's eyes will eventually migrate to the sides of the heads, IF they live long enough to pass on offspring.

9 posted on 05/20/2014 1:08:18 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: nickcarraway
Three carrots are walking down a street when a car swerves and hits the one nearest the road. His buddies pick him up and rush him to the hospital as fast as they can. He's in surgery for three hours.

The surgeon comes out to give them an update.

"Carrots, I have good news and bad news. The good news is that your friend will survive."

"The bad news is, I'm afraid he will be a vegetable the rest of his life."

10 posted on 05/20/2014 1:11:05 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: nickcarraway

I love vegetables. I’ve even had tofu prepared by a Chinese trend such that it was delicious. They are particularly tasty with beef, lamb, poultry and fish.


11 posted on 05/20/2014 1:17:19 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: nickcarraway

12 posted on 05/20/2014 1:18:12 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: muir_redwoods

You realize that soy has lots of estrogen, right?


13 posted on 05/20/2014 1:20:51 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Meat has a lot more, especially considering how many hormones they put in them today.


14 posted on 05/20/2014 1:22:39 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: ConservativeDude

We are omnivores. Scientifically speaking, salad with your steak is OK.


15 posted on 05/20/2014 1:29:24 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: nickcarraway
Being strictly vegetarian, or God-forbid a vegan, is NOT natural! I have PROOF!

What do they try to make those vegetarian burgers look like and taste like?!?!?!? BURGERS! That is indisputable PROOF that eating nothing but vegetables is not natural!

Besides that, our teeth are designed for the ripping and tearing of meat! If we were supposed to be vegetarians, we would have a mouth full of molars with which to grind out all the juices from our vegetables and then swallow the fibers for dietary processing! DUH!
16 posted on 05/20/2014 1:33:45 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: dennisw

IIRC, according to a “Good Eats” blurb, Baco-Bits was the first soy-based “fake” meat product.


17 posted on 05/20/2014 1:34:57 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: nickcarraway
Vegetarians Are People Too!

Prove it.


18 posted on 05/20/2014 1:40:16 PM PDT by 867V309 (GOPe? NOPe!)
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To: nickcarraway
I'm a strict vegetarian.

Some of my greens, though, are preprocessed by farm animals.

19 posted on 05/20/2014 1:41:37 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: nickcarraway
Vegetarians can eat as they please, but DO NOT try to convert us carnivores with your holier than thou attitude.
20 posted on 05/20/2014 1:42:46 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Kartographer

I just finished a bacon sandwich-—just buttered light rye and bacon. Pure heaven.

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21 posted on 05/20/2014 1:44:07 PM PDT by Mears
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To: nickcarraway

Like I said. I have had 3 vegetarian friends. Two died early in their lives.


22 posted on 05/20/2014 1:44:32 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: nickcarraway

I’d love to see a source on that.


23 posted on 05/20/2014 1:45:36 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: The Great RJ

I consider myself enlightened, I love and am peace with all foods.

Well, except for celery, food of the devil it is!


24 posted on 05/20/2014 1:47:54 PM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: nickcarraway
I belong to PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals.
25 posted on 05/20/2014 2:10:13 PM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: muir_redwoods

They can be great - in the right hands.

I’ve had plain cabbage prepared by native Chinese visitors that was EXCELLENT.

I had an American buddy cook zucchini that was SUPERB.

Most of the time that stuff goes straight into my garbage can or compost pile. I very nearly threw up at the dinner table over zucchini my mother made.

But these two instances proved to me the problem was in how it was prepared.

Now if somebody can make turnips, rutabagas, and others tasty, I’ll put down the meat to take a few bites.


26 posted on 05/20/2014 2:24:17 PM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: dangerdoc
Well, except for celery, food of the devil it is!

Think of it as an edible knife. Peanut butter, tuna fish, cream cheese, Nutella, bacon. Just fill the trough with whatever and chow down...

27 posted on 05/20/2014 2:25:46 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: IYAS9YAS

I’d rather eat a butter knife.


28 posted on 05/20/2014 2:36:23 PM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: jimt

Peel a turnip and eat it raw. It is kind of sweet and crispy, much better than cooked.


29 posted on 05/20/2014 2:38:08 PM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: 5thGenTexan

thank you for that!


30 posted on 05/20/2014 2:50:46 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: dangerdoc

my grandfather used to eat onions like that.

later we began to suspect that he was trying to mask the Wild Turkey.


31 posted on 05/20/2014 2:52:24 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: nickcarraway
The Vegetarian Society says non-meaty food is "fun, tasty...

I agree.There are many meatless dishes that are outstanding.But as a fanatical...and unafraid...omnivore I know that there are just as many meat dishes that qualify as fun and tasty.

32 posted on 05/20/2014 3:23:26 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: dangerdoc
"Peel a turnip and eat it raw. It is kind of sweet and crispy, much better than cooked."

Not the way I cook 'em....in beef broth, served up with lots of hot sauce.

33 posted on 05/20/2014 3:34:13 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Calvin Locke

Cooking bacon in front of a vegetarian is like waving garlic at a vampire. Only difference is they will grab some and scarf it down


34 posted on 05/20/2014 4:29:19 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Sure phytoestrogens were one of the things my wife’s oncologist warned us about. My point was that even hated tofu can be prepared to be tasty. It may have been the last time I had any.


35 posted on 05/20/2014 4:32:30 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
Although I agree that Americans eat too much meat,...

Too much meat. Too much - meat? Too! Much meat!

Sorry, that phrase does not parse in English. Wait, yes it does: "There is too much meat in the freezer; the door won't shut."

36 posted on 05/20/2014 9:56:35 PM PDT by LexBaird (Tyrannosaurus Lex, unapologetic carnivore)
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