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A third of vegetarians admit to eating meat when drunk

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Harriet Hall
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We are all familiar with the irresistible lure of drunken munchies - and it seems this phenomenon reaches a whole new level if you happen to be vegetarian.

A new survey has revealed that over a third of veggies eat meat when they’ve had a little too much to drink after a night out.

The study, conducted by deal-offering service, VoucherCodesPro, surveyed 1789 British veggies and found that 34% of them tuck into meat when they’re on the wagon.

What’s more, 69% revealed they keep their drunken meat-eating on the down-low, not admitting it to friends or family.

Kebabs were revealed as the most popular snack for drunken vegetarians in breaking their code of conduct, with burgers, bacon, fried chicken and sausages also enticing herbivores to break loose. 

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Sometimes the cravings get the better of people

Of those who admitted to eating meat when drunk, 26% of them said they did it often, and 22% said they did it rarely.

However, 63% of respondents said that they stuck by their vegetarianism whether drunk, sober or otherwise.

It seems that us Brits aren’t the only ones struggling to maintain a strict vegetarian diet, though, with a previous study conducted by the Humane Research Council in America, revealing that a whopping 84% of vegetarians have strayed.

"I think it's important for friends of these vegetarians to support them when drunk and urge them not to eat meat as I'm sure they regret it the next day,” says VoucherCodesPro founder George Charles, leading the study.

Either way, statistics prove that going meat-free for as little as one day a week can have a hugely positive environmental impact, so what’s the big deal with the occasional vegetarian slip-up?