|Sir Norman Wrassle|
Official figures released by the TMB earlier this year suggested that over 25% of its social media support came from non-meat eaters.
Speaking from his Lytham home tonight, TMB chairman Sir Norman Wrassle rejected the claim. "We have long been aware that a number of vegetarians and, perhaps, even the odd vegan, are 'following' tripe. Some of them have gone so far as to buy tripe badges and fridge magnets or one or two of our books". Sir Norman said he took a relaxed approach to such supporters. "Nobody is pretending for a minute that we will persuade these folk to eat tripe. We've got enough of a job with the carnivores," he said.
He went on to dismiss Mr Burlap's call for an investigation into the matter. "We're a broad church here at the TMB. Tripe's not just for meat-eaters - although obviously, they are our main target," he said.