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The Results Are In: Vegetarians Win Again!

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Posted October 5, 2010 by Ryan Huling

Well, the peta2 fall debate season is in full swing, and man, are we on a roll!

Already this semester, we’ve brought our “Is Eating Meat Ethical?” debate events to some of the largest and most influential university campuses in the nation. We turned “cattle country” upside-down at Texas A&M; brought in a record-smashing crowd of more than 1,000 students at James Madison University; gave the meat industry a mild heart attack by exposing cruelty in the Heartland at the University of Oklahoma; and stormed the student-dense Northeast by taking over both Boston College, and Boston University.

Then, just last week, we organized a high-profile debate at one of the country’s top schools—Princeton University!

When we determined that we were coming to Princeton, we knew we had to be prepared. That’s why we decided to bring in the big guns—PETA vice president Bruce Friedrich joined up with iconic ethicist Peter Singer, author of Animal Liberation (the book that inspired Ingrid Newkirk to want to start PETA 30 years ago). As a team, they faced off against representatives from the Princeton debate team, who (unfortunately for them) had the task of attempting to defend eating meat.

The event itself drew a standing room only crowd of more than 200 students, many of whom cast votes at the end of the debate, stating who they thought won. The vote results were printed on the front page of the student newspaper the very next morning:  Students voted in favor of vegetarianism by a two-to-one margin!

Haven’t been able to make it out to a campus debate yet this semester? Rest assured, we’ve just getting started!

*Cough* Minnesota *cough*



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  • 1596 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    The results are in vegetarians win again.. May I repost it? :)

  • 1756 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    You guys need to come to Southern Texas especially hit Houston! Its one of the largest cities and one of the biggest meat eating places around. Our schools even are apart of the rodeo and selling animals to be slaughtered. Come visit our high schools and colleges!

  • 1759 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    TERRIFIC JOB PETA2! LOVE yoU GUYS!

  • 1760 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    read all about it! http://buquad.com/2010/09/20/an-ethical-meating/

  • 1762 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    come to utah!

  • 1762 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Oh my god, i’m so excited!!!

  • 1762 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    You should go to texas state university in austin (UT). i kinda doubt they’ll stop on their own. but with the help of an amazing team like yours, we may have a chance to fight back.

    You should also come amd visit plenty of high schools.. perferably some in south texas. around the Brooks County area. please, that’ll really help. please and thank you!

  • 1763 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is amazing!! Please come to San Jose State University in California! Silicon Valley needs a lesson in animal ethics!

  • 1763 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Radford’s farm town needs some debate! :)

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