University of Minnesota to Start Meatless Mondays, Ask Subway For More Vegan Options, and VegGuide
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We worked hard this semester to encourage the University of Minnesota to incorporate more vegetarian and vegan options in their residential hall food service, and we won! Starting in the spring semester of 2012, Pioneer Hall will offer an all-vegetarian lunch on Mondays.
Compassionate Action for Animals collected 300 petition signatures asking to implement an all-vegetarian meal once per week. We then met with University Dining Services (UDS) and presented the petitions -- they agreed! See Fox9's article about Meatless Monday.
We're pleased that UDS has taken this bold step. It will help thousands of animals that will not be exploited and killed for food, and it will also raise awareness about vegetarian dining options.
What you can do:
- If you are a University student and have a meal plan, eat lunch on Monday at Pioneers and try their vegetarian meal!
- Please give UDS positive feedback so that they will continue to offer Meatless Monday. We know that critics will be contacting UDS, so UDS needs to hear from you, too! You can call them at 612-626-7626, email them at email@example.com, or thank them on their Facebook page.
- If you are not a student, you can contact your favorite restaurant, your company's food service provider, or your school's dining services and ask them to participate in Meatless Monday.
Thanks to UDS for making this happen! We will be working next semester to let students know about this new option.
Do you enjoy Subway's Veggie Delight sandwich but wish you could feast on a "meatier" animal-friendly meal? Our allies at Compassion Over Killing have successfully lobbied Subway, and now select Subway restaurants throughout Canada are starting to dish out an all-vegan patty, promoted as the "Totally Vegged" vegetable patty!
What about restaurants in the US? While the vegan patty is currently only available in select locations in Canada, with enough positive feedback from consumers eager to see this option available everywhere, the company may decide to expand all of its menus. (Note: while some US locations may offer a veggie patty, it's unfortunately made with egg). That's why we need your help today:
Visit WeLoveSubway.com and call Subway at 203-877-4281 to add your voice to the thousands of others who are urging the company to add hearty vegan options to all of its menus.
When you stop into your local Subway to grab a hearty vegan meal, just be sure to ask if they're dishing out the new "Totally Vegged" patty (instead of the old "Veggie Max.")
Looking for veg-friendly restaurants? Then check out VegGuide.org, CAA's very own online guide to veg eating and shopping! Besides having well over 14,000 entries for veg-friendly restaurants world-wide, VegGuide.org has all sorts of other useful features, such as searching for entries near a specified zip code, categorizing places by how vegetarian or vegan-friendly they are, and, most importantly, the ability to add, rate and review the restaurants you visit. Whether you are at home or on the road, VegGuide.org has everything you need to make your dining experience a pleasure.