Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Earth Day Activities at U of Az

Club to hold free, meat-free lunch

Event organized to coincide with Earth Day
By: Ashley Waggoner
Posted: 4/22/08

Goodbye, meat. Hello, tofu.

Students curious to try homemade vegan cookies or meatless sausages will have their chance today on the UA Mall. The Students Organized for Animal Rights will serve a free vegan lunch from 11:45 a.m. until the food runs out.

The meal, held to coincide with Earth Day, is part of an event called "Meat Out," SOAR's biggest event held annually to encourage people to kick their meat habit, even for just a day.

SOAR is a club on campus that believes animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on or use for entertainment. Read More

It is very common for groups like these to host “Meat Out” events on campuses across the country. Many teenage girls are switching to a vegetarian diet and when they get to college they are pressured at events like this to switch to veganism. It is important for those of us in food production to make sure the truth about nutrition and balanced diets is shared with these groups.

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