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Grab That Green Bean: Friday is 'Hug a Vegetarian' Day

Close, kid. (woodleywonderworks via Flickr)
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Love veggies? Love vegetarians? Express your admiration for those who keep meat out of their diets tomorrow by participating in Hug a Vegetarian Day.Yep, there's an entire day designated (by PETA) for you to open up your arms and embrace those who embrace animal-free eating. Sort of like a hugs-not-BBQ baby back ribs campaign.

One event taking place locally tomorrow will be at King Drew Magnet High School, where junior Jeannette Wright is the "green bean" in charge of handing out hugs, and pamphlets about going meat-free.

PETA calls the annual event "one of those youth-culture phenomena that leave parents scratching their heads but that make perfect sense to teenage vegetarians and nonvegetarians alike."