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

For Immediate Release:

17 March 2020

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


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

Oxford – As more students than ever before are going vegan, PETA has expanded its list of the Most Vegan-Friendly Universities in the UK. Move over, meat – now, one-third of UK universities have vegan or vegetarian cafés, there are plant-based hospitality catering options and Vegan Wednesdays, and there’s even a vegan graduation!

The animal rights group has selected 31 universities based on the availability of plant-based food options on campus and their initiatives to promote vegan eating. And the University of Oxford earned a spot on the list for its efforts to expand its plant-based options. The menus at most of its cafés are 50% meat-free, and nearly 70% of hospitality food options are vegan or vegetarian. The halls of residence have good vegan options, too, and the students’ union organises an annual “Veggie Pledge”.

“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 Oxford 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