A new study says that vegans are shunning sex with meat-eaters, likening the bodies of carnivores to "a graveyard for animals."

Researchers from the New Zealand Centre of Human and Animal Studies at Canterbury University found that vegans have extended their boycott of food and products made from “dead animals,” to meat-eaters of the opposite sex, according to news reports from AFP and the Daily Mail.

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Annie Potts, co-director of the New Zealand Centre of Human and Animal Studies, said she coined the term “vegansexuals” during her research.

Potts discovered the trend while interviewing 157 vegetarians and so-called ethical consumers. "It's a whole new thing — I have not come across it before," said Potts.

One vegan said she would not want to be physically close to meat-eaters.

"Non-vegetarian bodies smell different to me. They are, after all, literally sustained through carcasses — the murdered flesh of others,” one female told the Daily Mail.