Back to University With Vegan Activism on Campus!
PETA‘s campus reps are kicking off Freshers‘ Week with compassion by sharing the animal rights message with university students across the UK.
They’ll be giving out delicious Tofurky Kielbasa vegan sausages at stalls around their campuses and at their freshers‘ fairs while displaying signs reading, “Try Vegan Meat“ and featuring an image of a pig next to the words “I‘m ME, Not MEAT“.
By sharing tasty vegan food, distributing animal rights leaflets, and giving away copies of PETA’s vegan starter kit, they’ll be inspiring fellow students to go vegan and reaching thousands with a very important message: animals are not ours to eat.
Who Are PETA‘s Campus Reps?
This term, students at 22 UK universities are taking action for animals and standing up against speciesism through PETA‘s Campus Rep Programme. PETA provides them with materials such as leaflets, stickers, and banners, in addition to giving them support and training to organise eye-catching, exciting events that get other students interested in animal rights issues.
Each term, the campus reps hold at least six outreach events to raise awareness of the abuse and exploitation of animals.
Why Stop Consuming Meat and Other Animal-Based Foods?
Pigs, chickens, cows, sheep, fish, and other animals on farms have feelings, thoughts, and personalities. Yet the meat, egg, dairy, and fishing industries subject them to miserable conditions, immense suffering, and violent slaughter.
Females are repeatedly forcibly impregnated. Babies are torn away from their mothers, mutilated, and kept in filthy, severely crowded conditions. Then, often when they‘re only a few months old, they endure a stressful and terrifying trip to the abattoir, where many are killed while still conscious.
These animals never get to raise their families, root around in the soil, build nests, or do anything else that is natural and important to them. Most won‘t even breathe fresh air until the day they‘re loaded onto lorries headed to the abattoir.
The best way to help these animals is by refusing to support their exploitation – and going vegan.
If You‘re a University Student
If you’re at one of the universities listed below, look out for a stall on campus to get involved in free giveaways, learn about a vegan lifestyle, and meet PETA‘s campus reps:
- Arts University Bournemouth
- Bath Spa University
- Bournemouth University
- Coventry University
- Keele University
- King‘s College London
- Lancaster University
- Leeds Beckett University
- London School of Economics
- Nottingham Trent University
- South Eastern Regional College (SERC), Lisburn Campus
- St George’s, University of London
- University College Birmingham
- University of Aberdeen
- University of Bristol
- University of Exeter
- University of Kent
- University of Leicester
- University of Lincoln
- University of Manchester
- University of Oxford
- University of Reading
There‘ll be lots of exciting events taking place before Christmas, so keep your eyes peeled! If you‘re interested in becoming a PETA campus rep yourself, here‘s what you need to know:
If You‘re Not a University Student
You can stand up to speciesism, speak up for animals, and get involved in PETA‘s eye-catching demos and hard-hitting campaigns by joining our Action Team. You‘ll be a part of an inspirational, compassionate movement.