Attention, UK Students: Become a PETA Campus Rep Today!
For Immediate Release:
6 December 2018
Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]
ATTENTION, UK STUDENTS: BECOME A PETA CAMPUS REP TODAY!
Applications Accepted Now for Exciting Vegan Outreach Programme
London – Because more students in the UK are going vegan now than ever before, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently launched an exciting, first-of-its-kind Campus Rep Programme to help passionate young activists speak up for animals, organise fun and effective on-campus outreach events, and inform their peers about important animal rights issues.
During the programme’s inaugural term, students at universities across the UK organised a number of actions, including arranging a vegan sausage giveaway, encouraging students to pose with PETA’s selfie board to declare themselves proudly fur-free, hosting a screening of the documentary Cowspiracy, and much more.
After a hugely successful opening term, applications for spring term 2019 positions are now open until 31 December.
PETA’s Campus Reps will receive a payment to support their on-campus advocacy efforts and can look forward to doing the following:
- Holding events like vegan food giveaways, organising on-campus demonstrations, and receiving pre-made event packages from PETA
- Launching an on-campus campaign, such as calling for better vegan options in the dining hall
- Becoming part of a network of activists who share their passion for animal rights
- Receiving a certificate of completion which can be used to show prospective employers the skills they acquired as a campaigner
“Students in the UK are going vegan in huge numbers, and PETA looks forward to mentoring some of these driven, compassionate individuals through its new Campus Rep Programme,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “We encourage every young person who cares about animals and is interested in honing his or her activism skills and making a difference in the world to apply for this opportunity.”
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that vegans are, on average, fitter and trimmer than their meat-eating counterparts and also have significantly lower carbon footprints, as animal agriculture is a major producer of the greenhouse-gas emissions that cause climate change. Every person who goes vegan spares nearly 200 animals a year daily suffering and a violent, terrifying death in today’s meat, egg, and dairy industries.
For more information about the programme and the application process, please visit PETA.org.uk.