Two Glasgow Taverns Among PETA’S 10 Most Vegetarian-Friendly Pubs In The Uk

For Immediate Release:
14 February 2011

Sandra Smiley +44 (0)207 357 9229, ext 229; [email protected]

Glasgow – One look at most pub menus and it’s clear that the days are long gone when a vegetarian meal in a British pub meant a handful of peanuts or a packet of salt-and-vinegar crisps. High-profile animal rights group PETA is recognising pubs that are doing their best to satisfy patrons’ growing hunger for healthy vegetarian options, and regulars at The 13th Note and The 78 in Glasgow will be pleased to know that these establishments have been named among the Top 10 Most Vegetarian-Friendly Pubs in the UK. The pubs, whose menus spill over with delicious vegetarian options, will each receive a framed certificate and a letter of congratulations.

Winners were chosen based on a number of criteria, including reputation and the selection and quality of vegetarian menu items. The 13th Note on King Street and The 78 on Kelvinhaugh Street ranked among the best, offering their patrons mouthwatering meat-free options such as veggie burgers, mezze, curries and vegan haggis with neeps and tatties.

“We’re raising our glasses to The 13th Note and The 78 for offering their patrons wonderful, healthy and humane foods to nosh on while they wet their whistles”, says PETA special projects coordinator Abi Izzard. “Glasgow’s taverns are taking heed: more and more people are recognising that the best way to avoid health problems and help animals and the environment is to go vegan.”

The consumption of meat, eggs and dairy products has been linked to obesity, heart disease, cancer and other health problems. Also, raising animals for food is a leading cause of water pollution, land degradation and greenhouse-gas emissions. And, of course, the meat industry causes animal suffering on a massive scale. Chickens, fish, cows and pigs feel pain and fear – just as we and the animals we share our homes with do – yet they are abused in ways that would be illegal if dogs or cats were the victims. Chickens and turkeys often have their throats cut while they’re still conscious, and piglets have their tails and the tips of their teeth cut off without being given any painkillers.

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