I am writing in response to Adam Khan’s Oct. 23 article, “Meatless Monday comes to the CoHo.” It is no surprise that students would want “Meatless Mondays” in their dining halls: According to a study by food-service provider Bon Appétit, the number of college students who identify themselves as vegetarian has risen by 50 percent since 2005, and the number of vegan students has more than doubled during the same period.
Students are horrified to learn that cows have their throats slit while they’re still conscious and that many chickens are scalded to death in hot water. It’s simply not the kind of industry that students want to support.
From the smallest community colleges to the largest state schools, vegan options are everywhere nowadays as a direct result of student pressure. Students can visit peta2.com to get free stickers and a free vegetarian/vegan starter kit.
College Campaigns Assistant
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals