University of Bristol Snags Spot on ‘Most Vegan-Friendly Universities’ List

For Immediate Release:
7 November 2019

Sascha Camilli +44 (0) 20 7923 6244; [email protected]


PETA Releases List of Universities Offering the Best On-Campus Vegan Food Options 

Bristol – As more students than ever before are going vegan, PETA has released a list of the Most Vegan-Friendly Universities in the UK to celebrate the institutions that best support students looking for compassionate, eco-friendly food options.

The animal rights group has selected universities based on the availability of plant-based food options on campus and their initiatives to promote vegan eating. Bristol is one of the most vegan-friendly cities in the UK, and the University of Bristol was the first in the country to declare a climate emergency. Now, to meet the demand for eco-friendly food, it’s opened a new vegetarian café called SourceV Café in Senate House. There, you can feast on a wide variety of delicious vegan goodies, from Oumph! sandwiches, wraps, and salads to vegan pies, pasties, and sausage rolls. In another win for animals, the café is plastic-free.

“Students in the UK are going vegan in huge numbers, and it’s great to see universities joining the revolution,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “PETA commends the University of Bristol for offering healthy and delicious vegan food options that everyone can enjoy.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – notes that in addition to sparing nearly 200 animals a year a violent and terrifying death, every person who goes vegan reduces his or her chances of suffering from heart disease, diabetes, strokes, obesity, cancer, and numerous other ailments. Vegans also have significantly lower carbon footprints than meat-eaters do, as animal agriculture is a major producer of the greenhouse-gas emissions that cause climate change.

Do you want to make your university more vegan-friendly? To learn how to become a PETA campus rep, click here.

For more information on all the universities on the list, please visit