Are You on the Right Side of History?

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Posted February 8, 2016 by Kenneth Montville

That’s right! peta2 is asking students at colleges and universities all across the United States this spring that exact question with its new display, “The Right Side of History.” Vegan food is basically everywhere, from colleges and universities all over the U.S. to mainstream restaurants and grocery stores. While that’s great  news for animals, there are still lots of minds that need to be changed. In the same way we look back on the human rights violations of our past, in 100 years people will likely look back on our society and wonder what took us so long to realize that animals aren’t ours

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In order to drive this point home, our new college exhibit simply can’t be missed. We’re setting up on the quads and lawns of major universities with two massive inflatables that represent the resources it takes to create a single meal, contrasting meat vs. vegan foods. 

Right Side of History Display Columns

With the fate of the planet on the line, it is up to all of us to do the most we can, and the simplest (and most important!) thing we can do is to choose vegan at each meal. It takes 2,400 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of meat, whereas 1 pound of pasta would require only about 45 gallons of water. Couple this with the fact that nearly 15 billion land animals and fish are routinely killed in the U.S. each year, and it’s no wonder that students are asking themselves some very serious questions.  

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So, what do you do when you see these giant columns on your campus? Grab a free copy of our Guide To Going Vegan, take a pic of yourself, and share it with the world to let everyone know that you are on “the right side of history”!right side history selfiesWant to help host fun and informative events like this one on your college campus? Find out how to become a peta2 campus rep or e-mail [email protected].


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