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Duke Challenges Its Students to Go Vegetarian

Written by PETA | February 10, 2011

The Blue Devils are becoming angels for animals and the environment. Duke University is asking its students, faculty, and staff to cut some or all meat from their diets in February in order to promote better health and a cleaner environment

The office of Duke’s executive vice president posted a letter on the Sustainable Duke website saying, “Studies show a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes with a vegetarian diet. A vegetarian diet also produces less of the greenhouse gases that are causing climate change.”

It sounds like campus eateries are offering more vegetarian options too: “[A] vegetarian diet is much more than veggies, and we’ve got the delicious recipes to prove it.”

To help with the transition, PETA has offered the school thousands of free “Meat’s Not Green” leaflets and copies of the vegetarian/vegan starter kit, reminding everyone how easy and tasty meatless meals can be!

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • Rachel says:

    I hope they keep this new thinking. It makes me wanna check out possibly transfering there at some point. :)

  • VRS says:

    I’m so happy to see this! I’m a vegan alumna, and when I was at Duke, most of the catered events offered very little in the way of veggie fair: they were heavy on the famous Carolina pulled pork and hush puppies, light on any veggies NOT fried in animal fat. And kudos to Duke Law for not only offering an animal law course, but also an animal law clinic!

  • China Rose says:

    This is wonderful news. Every little bit helps — animals! THANKS to executive vice president for doing the right thing to save lives, and save the earth. Go Duke!

  • giulia says:

    você não tem o que fazer seu idiota por que eu tenho cuidar de animais não maltratar isso da cadeia sabia você pode ser preso por isso mau educado…

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