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<a href="http://www.hospitalitymagazine.com.au/articles/e2/0c0188e2.asp" target="_blank">http://www.hospitalitymagazine.com.a...2/0c0188e2.asp</a><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Thats no vege - thats a fish<br><br><br><br>
The Vegetarian Society is planning a blitz on restaurants and caterers that serve up fish as a vegetarian option.<br><br><br><br>
But the campaign has been dismissed as unnecessary by the Restaurant Association.<br><br><br><br>
The Vegetarian Society's "Fishconception" campaign kicks off on 12 August in a bid to educate the "surprisingly significant" number of establishments that the society claims are labouring under the misconception that vegetarians eat fish.<br><br><br><br>
This myth needs to be debunked, the society claimed.<br><br><br><br>
It has collected anecdotal evidence from vegetarians, including one who complained of being given a tuna sandwich described on the menu as vegetarian sandwich at a private hospital in central London after an operation.<br><br><br><br>
Michael Gottlieb, president of the Restaurant Association, described that sort of incident as stupidity and not giving a damn.<br><br><br><br>
But he added: I dont think there needs to be an educational campaign. Its not a major issue, as much as it might annoy vegetarians.<br><br><br><br>
But Liz ONeill, head of marketing and public relations at the Vegetarian Society, said: Many of our members and other vegetarians tell us about restaurants, cafés and pubs that seem to expect them to eat fish.<br><br><br><br>
"Its an issue of great concern to the Vegetarian Society, so we are putting significant resources into a campaign aiming to dispel this fish-conception once and for all.<br><br><br><br>
The programme will comprise a light-hearted advertising campaign and encouragement of direct customer feedback to ignorant eateries.<br><br><br><br>
Wallet-sized cards have been produced which can be left on the table, giving the definition of vegetarianism and details about free caterers advice and recipe packs available.<br><br><br><br>
Survey results will shortly be published about how vegetarians feel about establishments that serve fish as a vegetarian dish.<br><br><br><br>
25 July 2003</div>
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Fish aren't vegetarian?!?! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><br><br>
Since when?!?!<br><br>
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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Kurmudgeon</i><br><br><b><a href="http://www.hospitalitymagazine.com.au/articles/e2/0c0188e2.asp" target="_blank">http://www.hospitalitymagazine.com.a...2/0c0188e2.asp</a><br><br><br><br>
Thanks to ObsidianZebra for this link.</b></div>
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Hm, a discussion on a similar thread can be found here <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?s=&threadid=8020&perpage=20&pagenumber=1" target="_blank">http://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...0&pagenumber=1</a><br><br><br><br>
concerning The Food Network.<br><br><br><br>
Interesting?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Survey results will shortly be published about how vegetarians feel about establishments that serve fish as a vegetarian dish.</div>
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But we don´t need a poll, do we?
 

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WooHoo.. I'm joinig the Vegetarian Society! Maybe now people will stop trying to feed me seafood.. I'm going to see if I can get some of those wallet cards.
 

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OMG Kurm ... now what will you do with that fish tree in your back yard <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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"he added ........ Its not a major issue, as much as it might annoy vegetarians."<br><br>
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Nice that someone feels alright in making a judgement call on someone else's behalf ... geesh!
 

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Is this the Vegetarian Society in Austrailia? My primary question is - are the other chapters in the UK, US, etc. also joining on the activity?
 

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Here's what I've found.. hope this helps Ashlan.<br><br>
N. America : <a href="http://www.navs-online.org" target="_blank">www.navs-online.org</a> (There are other societies in certain states and areas of the U.S., but too many to list here)<br><br>
New Zealand : <a href="http://vegsoc.wellington.net.nz/" target="_blank">http://vegsoc.wellington.net.nz/</a><br><br>
U.K. : <a href="http://www.vegsoc.org/" target="_blank">http://www.vegsoc.org/</a> also <a href="http://www.vegansociety.com" target="_blank">www.vegansociety.com</a><br><br>
Australia : <a href="http://www.veg-soc.org/" target="_blank">http://www.veg-soc.org/</a>
 

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Hm, I've gone to what I think is the AU Veg. Soc. website (<a href="http://www.veg-soc.org/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.veg-soc.org/index.html</a>) and can't find anything about a campaign. Am I looking in the wrong place, perhaps?<br><br><br><br>
Oh, wait, found something at <a href="http://www.vegsoc.org/," target="_blank">http://www.vegsoc.org/,</a> which is a UK organisation. Filled out the survey - even if I live in Midwest U.S. Here's the link to info about their campaign: <a href="http://www.vegsoc.org/press/pr39.html" target="_blank">http://www.vegsoc.org/press/pr39.html</a><br><br><br><br>
Hope this idea spreads across the Atlantic - through the Pacific, and onwards . . . .
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by dk_art</i><br><br><b><br><br>
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"he added ........ Its not a major issue, as much as it might annoy vegetarians."<br><br>
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Nice that someone feels alright in making a judgement call on someone else's behalf ... geesh!</b></div>
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yeah no kidding. for people in that situatin it IS a big deal. it's not just an annoyance. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"><br><br>
i say we open a restaurant and try to serve boots to omnis. when they argue that it's footwear and not food we'll say "what? oh it's food i promise. just eat it, it's not a big deal"
 

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I called the Australian Vegetarian Society and yeah, they said it is the British one running this campaign. They (Aus one) also mentioned they (UK one) are trying to get a legal definition in fo the word vegetarian which will include "no fish". That'll mean people can start suing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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"No fish" -> but how are other marine animals included? Crabs, lobsters, shrimp, mussels ...
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by LadyFaile</i><br><br><b>i say we open a restaurant and try to serve boots to omnis. when they argue that it's footwear and not food we'll say "what? oh it's food i promise. just eat it, it's not a big deal"</b></div>
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LOL... call it "the omnivoire". When they gripe about it being a boot and not food, we can say "well, omnis eat anything and a boot is anything, so...." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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They eat gelatine, which is made out of hoofs, hides, joints ..., why not boots, which are mde out of hides.
 

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I`ve just found an interesting link concerning fish and radiation:<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">umptuous Sellafield salmon sarnies?<br><br><br><br>
Radioactivity checks on farmed salmon from Scotland and Northern Ireland exposed to Sellafield radiation show that there is no cause for concern from eating these fish....<br><br><a href="http://www.foodnavigator.com/news/news.asp?id=8070" target="_blank">http://www.foodnavigator.com/news/news.asp?id=8070</a><br></div>
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<div class="quote-block">Wallet-sized cards have been produced which can be left on the table, giving the definition of vegetarianism</div>
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Despite my alleged "fish issues," which essentially amount to a policy of peace, love, and linguistic/historical understanding ... I had this idea!!!! And it's a good one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 
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