There are signs of a small revolution at the elite university in Cambridge: According to a survey among students, there should no longer be meals with animal products there in the future. This is reported, among other things, by the “Guardian”.
The university student council had reportedly been discussing banning all animal products from on-campus canteens and cafeterias for several weeks. The discussion about the composition of the meals was supported, among others, by the animal rights organization "Animal Rebellion". In the vote that followed, the vote was clear: 72 percent of the student representatives spoke out in favor of the change to the menu.
It is still unclear how quickly the plan will be implemented: according to the Guardian, a spokeswoman for the university is quite willing to talk and praises the "sustainable food policy", which has previously "aimed to actively promote plant-based options, not sustainable Eliminate fish from the menu and reduce food waste." In addition, the university would always be happy to receive suggestions from students and employees. A member of the "Cambridge's Plant-Based Universities" lobby group also praises the university's activities to date. Cambridge decided in 2016 to no longer offer beef and lamb.
Whether the last parts of meat and fish will soon disappear from the canteens is not yet certain after the vote: Only the university can make this decision itself. An exception also applies to the 31 colleges of the university: The current vote has not yet decided on the menus there.