Free Thanksgiving Food for Dartmouth Students—and It’s Vegan

Students Will Promote Turkey-Free Holiday Meals on Campus, With Help From peta2

For Immediate Release:
November 11, 2014

Alexis Sadoti 202-483-7382

Hanover, N.H. – Dartmouth College students are in for a holiday treat tomorrow. With assistance from peta2, PETA’s youth division, the students of the Dartmouth Animal Welfare Group will be on campus with platters of delicious vegan Thanksgiving dishes, including savory stuffed Tofurky, for students to sample. peta2—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—has also provided free vegan recipe packs that students can take home and use to prepare healthy, humane holiday fare to share with their families.

When:   Wednesday, November 12, 8–10 p.m.

Where:  Novack Café in Baker-Berry Library, off N. Main Street, Dartmouth College

“Thanksgiving is murder on turkeys, but vegan holiday meals give everyone something to be thankful for,” says PETA Director of Youth Outreach and Campaigns Marta Holmberg. “With peta2’s recipes and ready-to-eat entrées like Tofurky, it’s easier than ever to dish up delicious meat-free fare for the holidays and every day.”

The number of vegan college students is growing: A recent study by The Hartman Group found that 12 percent of millennials are “faithful vegetarians,” compared to 4 percent of Gen Xers and 1 percent of baby boomers. That’s why more Thanksgiving dinners than ever will likely feature vegan dishes, such as Tofurky, which saves turkeys from being crammed into filthy warehouses, where disease, smothering, and heart attacks are common. These turkeys are drugged and bred to grow such unnaturally large upper bodies that their legs often become crippled under the weight.

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