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'Cannibal' restaurant a vegetarian hoax

  |   Sept. 7, 2010 at 5:59 PM
BERLIN, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A Web site for a Berlin restaurant offering "cannibal" cuisine has been revealed as a hoax perpetrated by vegetarians to highlight the "evils of meat-eating."

The German Vegetarian Society, or Vebu, revealed Tuesday the Web site for restaurant Flime, which requested diners "donate any part of their body" for cooking and sought the services of an "open-minded surgeon," was a hoax to raise awareness of the "evils of meat-eating," Britain's The Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday.

The Web site had drawn international attention and condemnation from German politicians.

"Vebu wants to draw attention to all of us who are affected by the worldwide consumption of meat," Vebu spokesman Sebastian Zosch said Tuesday. "Nobody really thinks about those facts in their day-to-day routine. Because of that it was necessary to call this creative campaign into action."

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