Seems odd to me that people who refuse to eat meat will eat fake meat. Is the hunger for flesh so great in us that many of those who eschew animal products for religious, ethical or moral reasons, people who won't wear leather or cosmetics that have been vetted though animal testing love meat so much that they will still eat it in facsimile form?
I don't recall eating vegan burgers, tofu hot dogs and turkey (Tofurky) during the approximatively 7 year period when I practiced vegetarianism. Neither do I recall yearning to eat meat. But who knows? That was a long time ago, perhaps I just don't remember.
Whatever, it's kind of strange to think that folks who try to reject a particular behavior of the dominant culture -in this case meat eating- still feel the need to participate, albeit symbolically.
Happy Thanksgiving People.