University of Leicester Snags Spot On ‘Vegan-Friendly Universities’ List
For Immediate Release:
30 September 2019
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UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER SNAGS SPOT ON ‘VEGAN-FRIENDLY UNIVERSITIES’ LIST
PETA Releases List of Universities Offering the Best On-Campus Vegan Food Options
Leicester – 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 Leicester earned a spot on the list, thanks to its vegan café, Indigo, a dream for plant-powered students. It’s a result of on-campus activism: students campaigned for more vegan options, and the university listened. Indigo’s selection of tasty hot and cold food, snacks, and drinks is a real treat for vegans and non-vegans alike.
“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 Leicester 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 PETA.org.uk.