Colman Andrews' snide comment concerning the "Friends Don't Let Friends Eat Meat" bumper sticker he saw on a "dusty little Toyota" (Would it have been more valid placed on a Mercedes?) reveals a totally unenlightened and narrow-minded perspective on vegetarianism (Restaurant Notebook, Nov. 22)!
Andrews should realize the ranks of vegetarians are growing astronomically and his comment has greatly offended numerous readers. There are many reasons why meatless diets are gaining popularity--health, religious, philosophical, cultural, etc., but whatever the reason, those of us who do not eat meat have the same right to make our views known as proponents of any other bumper sticker persuasion.
Although mine is on a shiny white Jaguar, Andrews may indeed count me as the "dusty little Toyota's" friend.