Stirling University Students’ Union votes to go 100% vegan

The University of Stirling Students’ Union has become the first in the United Kingdom to move to ban meat and dairy products from its campus outlets, reports BBC News.

The union has committed to serving only plant-based food by 2025 following a vote by students. The move was proposed by the Plant-Based Universities campaign and has been supported by BBC presenter and conservationist Chris Packham. A majority of about 100 students at the union’s November general meeting voted in favour of the proposal. About 17,000 students attend the university in Scotland.

Bryce Cunningham, a dairy farmer Mossgiel Family Farm in Ayrshire, currently supplies about 12 university campuses. He said: “They’re claiming environmental reasons for it, but the Scottish dairy sector is massively reducing their carbon emissions … It’s not going to be supporting the Scottish agricultural sector in any way.”
Full report on the BBC News site