What's All This About The British Hugging?

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Posted September 27, 2007 by peta2 staff

Martin from peta2 UK wanted to share his excitement about this Friday’s International ‘Hug A Vegetarian Day’ so we’re posting this for him. Here’s what he had to say about this worldwide day of fun, excitement, and compassion.

Now I like to think of myself as a true British citizen. I overdose on tea on a daily basis, watch football, and almost constantly complain about the weather. But I am excited to put the great British fear of human contact aside and sign up for International ‘Hug A Vegetarian Day.’

I can’t think of a better way to spread the word of veganism and vegetarianism to your friends than to spread the love in a purely hugging sense. We at PETA Europeare starting to warm up for the great day.

Violet from peta2 UK

I know how we Brits are a little more reserved than our American cousins. Let me throw this idea out. Earlier this year I was out on the road with the US tabling crew and Cody and I met a girl somewhere in the deepest darkest South who introduced us to a whole new concept, the hand hug. It’s kind of a cross between a high five and a hand shake and I really think it’s the way forward for those of us that like to have our own space.


So armed with my downloaded sign I thought I would get my hug on and get out on the street and beg for love (don’t try this at home as street hugging should not be encouraged for safety reasons, especially in South London).

Remember it’s not to late to sign up for International ‘Hug A Vegetarian Day’(unless of course you are reading this on Saturday—then it is).





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