You've seen the T-shirts about how meat is murder: tasty, tasty murder. Well, the Colbert Report took off on a British study that perhaps eating vegetables also constitutes murder.
The British study took note on how plants can react based on situations, emitting unique sounds when stressed.
Colbert took the study one step further with a parody of the Sarah McLachlan suffering animals commercials, showing carrots being pulled from the ground and cut up for dinner.
The parody video was for People for the Ethical Treatment of Produce (PETOP).
The segment started off on the USDA memo about participating in Meatless Mondays. Colbert "suggests" people eat as much meat as they can to avoid the suffering of vegetables.