University Of Essex Snags Spot On ‘Vegan-Friendly Universities’ List

For Immediate Release:
30 September 2019

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

Essex – As more students than ever before are going vegan, PETA has released a list of 20 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 20 universities based on the availability of plant-based food options on campus and their initiatives to promote vegan eating. And the University of Essex earned a spot on the list. Students there can take their taste buds on a Mediterranean tour at The Vegan Greek. Each day, they can grab a warm Greek pitta, a crisp mixed salad, and a choice of falafel, stuffed tomato dolmades, or fried courgette as well as a variety of Greek dips.

“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 Essex for 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