PETA contest encourages campus vegan fare

Offering $1,000 prize for first student group to convince dining services to go vegan.

Sept. 21—Peta2, a division of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) focusing specifically on younger people, is working to convince more colleges to install vegan eateries on campus by offering a $1,000 prize for the first student group to convince their college dining hall to go vegan, according to peta2's website.

In recent years, select colleges across the country have caused quite the culinary stir by going vegan, meaning none of the food they serve contains meat, eggs or dairy. Last August, for example, the University of North Texas opened the country's first strictly vegan cafeteria.. In January, the University of California San Diego made similar strides when it opened Roots, the school's first exclusively vegetarian/vegan eatery and lounge.