When we found out that the University of Stirling’s student union had hatched a misguided plan to host a petting zoo on campus, we sprang into action to give the union officers the full story about petting zoos – which contribute to a cruel cycle of breeding, abandonment and killing.
We were extremely relieved to get this e-mail response back from the vice president of education and engagement:
“Stirling Students’ Union is keen to hold events which promote mental, physical, sexual and social health but not at the expense of the health … Read more.
The student newspaper The Tab has just published the disturbing finding that British universities are killing more than 1.3 million animals a year in animal testing programmes.
Monkeys, badgers, dogs, cats and pigs are among the animals being abused and killed in academic institutions up and down the country. However, mice and fish are the most frequent victims of tests, with hundreds of thousands being slaughtered a year.
In laboratories, animals are kept in bleak cages and often recoil in terror from the white-coated men and women who treat them as living test … Read more.
It’s that time of the year again – thousands of students will be starting or returning to university and kicking off the term with a fun-filled fresher frenzy to settle in. But before the madness begins, here are a few handy fresher tips from an old and wise third-year:
- Now is the perfect time to go vegan! Now that you’re cooking and shopping for yourself, you can make sure that your cart is cruelty-free. Remember: vegetables are cheaper than meat, so your loan should stretch easily if you’re careful. When other
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Earlier this month, Pamela Anderson caused a frenzy with fans and the media when she unveiled her provocative PETA ad in London’s famous Covent Garden, and just one day later, Pam was at it again, this time addressing students at the Oxford Union.
Pam, accompanied by PETA US Senior Vice President Dan Mathews, talked about vegetarianism and screened our video “Glass Walls“, narrated by Sir Paul McCartney. More than 200 students attended.
Pam explained that she made the decision to go vegetarian after seeing her father hunt. She later went … Read more.