(US/va) Students form petition
- [University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily]
University students teamed up last week with peta2, a young adult
division of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, to draft a
petition seeking the expansion of vegetarian and vegan options
available through University Dining.
The students exceeded their goal of obtaining 400 signatures the first
day, receiving a total of 497 signatures. Fourth-year College student
Ashley Chappo, an opinion columnist for The Cavalier Daily, helped
mobilize support for the petition through her column “A fur-vent
debate,” which encouraged students to become more educated about
animal rights. Shortly after Chappo’s column was published March 2,
Peta2 contacted her about founding a student organization for animal
rights at the University. Peta2, headquartered in Norfolk, Va., sent
its campus outreach team to Charlottesville to help students write the
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