PETA Campus Reps’ Huge Vegan Sandwich Giveaway

Posted by on March 20, 2020 | Permalink

PETA’s Campus Rep Programme partnered with top vegan food company VBites to do a vegan meat giveaway at universities throughout the UK. Our campus reps handed out delicious vegan sandwiches and wraps made with vegan meat provided by the brand.

The free food drew in the crowds and prompted discussions about the suffering endured by animals raised for their flesh, the meat industry’s huge contribution to the climate crisis, and how easy it is to thrive on a plant-based diet. The reps reached hundreds of students and staff members, also distributing leaflets and copies of PETA’s vegan starter kit to help people on their journey to vegan living.

“Everyone, including meat-eaters, loved the sandwiches and wraps, with a few commenting, ‘You can’t tell the difference.’*”

– Emma, campus rep, University College Birmingham

*But choosing vegan meat makes a big difference for animals!

“Everybody loved the food, and we had so many interested in veganism and moving towards plant-based eating …. People were asking where they could buy vegan meats from to cook at home.”

– Matt, campus rep, University of Exeter

VBites vegan meats are available at Holland & Barrett or online from the company’s website.  You can make the sandwiches yourself using the simple ingredients listed below – each recipe makes enough filling for four sandwiches:

Coronation ‘Chicken’ Sandwich Filling

  • 1 pack VBites Meat-Free Chicken Pieces
  • 2 Tbsp vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp mango chutney
  • 1/2 tsp mild curry powder

Hoisin ‘Duck’ Sandwich Filling

  • 1 pack VBites Meat-Free Duck Pieces in Hoisin Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 10 cm length of cucumber, finely chopped

‘Beef’ Salad Sandwich Filling

  • 1 pack VBites Meat-Free Beef Pieces
  • 2 Tbsp vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 10 cm length of cucumber, finely chopped

Who Are PETA’s Campus Reps?

PETA’s Campus Rep Programme helps university students speak up for animals and take a stand against speciesism. Reps hold outreach events, documentary screenings, debates, food giveaways, and more to raise awareness of the ways people can prevent animal suffering. Check out their impressive achievements from last semester.

University of Sheffield

Sign up to be a PETA campus rep for the autumn term 2020.

Why Vegan?

The meat, fishing, egg, and dairy industries are a nightmare for animals, who are treated like commodities rather than sentient individuals who have the ability to feel pain, fear, and joy.

All animals reared for food suffer. Females are repeatedly forcibly impregnated. Babies are torn away from their mothers, mutilated, and kept in filthy and severely crowded conditions. Then, often when they’re only a few months old, they endure a terrifying trip to the abattoir, where many are improperly stunned and their throats are commonly slit while they’re fully conscious.

What You Can Do

Find out which universities have the best vegan options on campus here.

Going vegan has never been easier. Order a copy of PETA’s free vegan starter kit to get vegan recipes and tips on plant-based nutrition and compassionate living.