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University Urged to Mandate Sit-Ups and Seitan

Written by PETA | December 2, 2009
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Pennsylvania’s Lincoln University recently caused quite an uproar with the news that it requires obese students to enroll in—and complete—a fitness course before they can graduate. PETA applauds the school’s effort to promote healthier lifestyles, but—let’s face it—mandating fitness classes will have little or no impact if students continue to chow down on cheeseburgers and milkshakes. So we’re urging Lincoln University officials to go a step further by making the school what PETA believes is this nation’s first all-vegan campus.

The evidence is clear: Vegans are likely to be thinner and in better overall health than meat-eaters. The American Dietetic Association, the nation’s largest group of nutrition professionals, found that vegetarians have lower rates of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer than do meat-eaters. By swapping chicken nuggets for tempeh tacos, university officials will help students realize the health benefits of a plant-based diet. Plus, countless animals will be spared horrendous suffering on factory farms and cruel deaths in slaughterhouses.

Written by Karin Bennett

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  • Brien Comerford says:

    Vegans indisputably care more about animals the planet and global warming than carnivores.

  • simara says:

    that is so awesomea vegan campus I would love if school systems would infiltrate animal appreciation classes and also when people are older animal liberation courses.It could be done it should be done it must be done.I firmly believe the core of all our problems on this planet are because of what we do to non spirals out and infects a mental physical and spiritual dysfunction in all of our societies.We can turn the majority of our world’s issues around through a Vegan lifestyle and it could all begin with schools but until that happens we as individuals can make the Vegan life choices that can and do effect the world around us.