Why Going Back to School Sucks

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Posted August 12, 2013 by Annie Leal

1. Waking Up Early

screenshot of phone alarmI’m sorry, but I can’t be asked to be proactive until I’ve stuffed my face with stacks of vegan pancakes and coffee—and even after that, it’s still torture.
Make mornings less sucky with a NOMilicious breakfast.

2. Girls Wearing UGGs

Angry Newman gifI’m sorry to interrupt your sweat-pant-wacked-up-ponytail-UGGs action, but it’s actually hurting my eyes. Not to mention that UGGs are often made from the skin of merino sheep, who are often castrated, have part of their tails cut off, and have huge chunks of skin and flesh cut from their backsides—all usually without any painkillers.
Help UGG-wearers see the truth with our printable leaflets!

3. Uniforms

Uniforms SUCK. If you’re one of the lucky ones who get to wear whatever they want to school, be sure that what you wear reflects just how freaking awesome you are. Sport a peta2 shirt to turn heads and save animals!

Better yet: Sign up for the Street Team to get FREE shirts.

4. Responding to the Protein Question for the 59,785,354th Time

Protein question gifYou know how it goes: You’re sitting at the lunch table with your best amigos, and you’re not even 0.2 seconds into eating your yummy vegan grilled cheese sandwich when someone asks, “So, where do you get your protein?”

Seriously, dude? Although you already know that there’s protein in every plant-based food, some people still might not have a clue. That’s where you come in! Show them our vegan infographic, and maybe even cook ’em some vegan grub to prove just how easy and delicious being vegan is.

5. Gym Class

Mac Danzig

Let’s get something clear: Just because you hate gym class doesn’t mean you hate working out or doing sports. It just means that you hate smelling like sweaty chimichangas for the rest of the school day. It also doesn’t help that your gym teacher keeps mentioning that vegans can’t be strong and fit. Next time that happens, be sure to mention how many badass athletes—including Jake Shields, Mac Danzig, and Patrik Baboumian—are vegan!

6. Not Having Enough Space in Your Locker for Decorations

peta2 locker

raining peta2 stickers

7. Cafeteria Food

Veggie Burger with text
Time to stop raiding the vending machine for Oreos and Fritos (they’re vegan!) at lunchtime. You study hard (eh, kind of) and deserve a yummy vegan option in the cafeteria. That’s where your friends at peta2 come in. E-mail us at, and we’ll help you get a veggie burger at your school in no time. Psst…Sometimes all you need to do is ask for one!

8. Dissection

I’m sorry, but doesn’t anyone else see a problem with asking students to chop up dead animals at school? No? OK, I guess we’re living in Crazy Town. The good news? It’s never been easier to stop cruelty to animals and fight dissection at your school, and we’ll help you every step of the way. Click the image below to get started:

cut out dissection

What did we learn in this post? That school SUCKS. But hey, it’s not all bad. Before you convince yourself that you’re doomed for the entire school year, image how your first day back will go …

You’ll fight the urge to stay in bed.Ella is sleepy

Picking out the perfect back-to-school outfit will take longer than you expected, making you a tad late for school. You’ll sprint through the halls doing your best to avoid the principal, teachers, and that classmate who will tell on you.Puppy running

Everything will suck until you’re finally reunited with your besties. They’ll join your animal rights group, and you’ll squeal a little in joy.ella is famous

Around fourth period, you’ll accept the reality that you’ll be spending the year here and decide to make the best of it by kicking butt for animals!Ella is epic

Yeah, you’ll change the world this year. See, it isn’t all bad, right?

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  • Profile photo of fleetingmoments17

    835 days ago

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    About the protein thing,there’s this idiotic guy in my Social Studies/History class who, when I told him that I’m a veggie and thus don’t eat burgers-not to mention that i HATE MCDONALDS- he goes, ‘well, that explains why you’re so skinny. Do you get protein shots from the doctor or something?’. EXCUSE ME? *idiot*

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      830 days ago

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      OMG I know right! My friends were so worried that I was going to die from not eating meat or dairy! I actually got BETTER grades after I went vegan…. I suppose all of that dead chicke really cloggs up brain tubes :/

      • Profile photo of Sara-W

        830 days ago

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        Woo! Right on!

  • Profile photo of MackenzieMeow

    837 days ago

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    The posters taped to the inside of the locker… Where can I get those?? They’re awesome!

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    839 days ago

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    NOOOO SCHOOL!!!!!! Not to forget homework………..

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