Most Vegan-Friendly Campus?
Date: October 25, 2012
Andrews University has advanced to round three in a poll to be named the “Most Vegan-Friendly Campus” in the nation. Popular vote will decide the winner so cast your vote at http://bit.ly/T61gdW. Click on the Small U.S. School category and then select the Andrews University icon. Voting for round three ends at 5 p.m. ET on October 30. The winners will be announced on November 15.
According to PETA* (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), in the past seven years the number of vegetarians and vegans on college campuses has increased by 50 percent. But a vegetarian and vegan diet is nothing new at Andrews University. It has been an all-vegetarian campus since it’s founding over 135 years ago. Additionally, in recent years, as a vegan diet has grown in popularity, so have the vegan options at Andrews.
The poll, sponsored by PETA, is broken down into two categories: Large U.S. Schools and Small U.S. Schools. Each category began with 32 campuses and through the first two rounds of voting, has been narrowed down to 8 in each category. Andrews University is in the Small U.S. Schools category.
*This advocacy group, People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals, is widely known for an active agenda speaking out against a carnivore diet, the use of fur, animal experimentation and other related issues. It’s views are considered to be controversial, even as they seek some ends that are aligned with Adventism, including their commitment to a vegetarian/vegan diet, as this campaign celebrates.