Written by Michelle Kretzer
As it turns out, people are genuinely taken by
surprise when they find out where sausage meat comes from, as evidenced by this amusing Portuguese video showing what happens when a fake butcher pretends to make sausage
Written by PETA
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adjust your screen—you read that
right. In less than a year, a popular butcher shop has grown from one store to
30, and we couldn't be happier. The Vegetarian Butcher in the Netherlands
offers long glass display cases stocked with tempting "cuts" of
delicious faux meats, and customers can't get enough.
is De Vegetarische Slager butchering its animal flesh–hawking competitors? Perhaps because 75 percent of
people in the Netherlands either no longer eat meat daily or are full-time
vegetarians or vegans. Radio
Netherlands Worldwide cites cruelty to animals, the risk of dangerous infections, and the overuse of antibiotics as probable reasons for
the national gustatory shift.
Butcher founder Niko Koffeman adds meat's devastating impact on the environment to the list of reasons
people are flocking to faux. "Especially," he points out, "since
we can create a product that has the exact same look, taste and bite as the
similar meat product."
we anxiously await a Vegetarian Butcher shop stateside, most grocery stores in
the U.S. already carry yummy faux meats. PETA has done the tastework for you and ranked our favorites.
Written by Michelle Sherrow
This is all just a tad too ironic. I bet losing that fingertip hurt—perhaps even as much as it hurts piglets to have their tails cut off, baby chickens to have their sensitive beaks cut off, or calves to be burned with a hot iron and have their horns cut off—all without any painkillers. Yeah, I bet that feels like a day at the spa.
Let's work for the day when a news story is about sparing a thought for the real victims who suffered greatly for the meat behind that counter.
Posted by Jennifer Cierlitsky
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