One of the more startling insights to come out of the survey was the revelation that, if forced to choose, many Kiwis would opt for lamb and loneliness over lentils and love.
Indeed, 68% of meat eaters in NZ would dump a vegetarian who confronted them with an ultimatum along the lines of ''.'' What's more, the prospect of facing just such an ultimatum is enough to put several Kiwi meat eaters off of vegetarian dating: 16% think that the threat of attempted conversion is the number one reason not to date a vegetarian.
However, it may just be that Kiwis have beef with the ultimatum itself rather than with the vegetarian lifestyle.
It turns out, if asked nicely by a vegetarian partner, nearly half of Kiwi meat eaters (47%) would be prepared to try going at least semi-vegetarian.
Meatless Monday was founded in 2003 by Sid Lerner in association with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Shortly thereafter, Paul Mc Cartney introduced the U. Representatives from different nations are finding innovative ways to make meatless and vegetarian dishes part of their everyday culture, customs and cuisine.