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Colorado State University’s campus at Fort Collins has joined the world’s largest meat company, JBS, in plans to create an on-campus slaughterhouse. Construction could begin as early as summer 2017.

Considering Colorado State University (CSU) promotes environmental sustainability, many students are outraged their school would accept funds from a meatpacking company to create a building that will be a house of death. One of these students is Becca Bleil, a CSU freshman who created a petition aimed at stopping the construction of the facilities.

Bleil states one of the reasons she chose CSU is because of its stance on sustainability, and that the slaughterhouse “is a blatant violation of the university’s core commitment to work towards carbon neutrality.”  Seeing as animal agriculture contributes to more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire transportation sector, we can understand why students are outraged and feel misled.

Bleil and hundreds of other students have pledged to transfer to another school if the slaughterhouse is built, and many incoming students are changing their decision about going to CSU. Students feel there is no room for cruelty at schools, and we hope decision-makers are listening and realize this project will affect enrollment.

Over 60,000 people have already signed Bleil’s petition addressed to CSU president Tony Frank, JBS CEO Andre Nogueira, and other CSU officials demanding that plans for the new slaughterhouse are halted. If you would like to join the stand against the slaughterhouse please share with friends to help spread the word and garner more support for the cause.

Most importantly, you can help Bleil share the message that animal agriculture is unsustainable by starting with your own food choices. In addition to being the largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions, the livestock system is also responsible for rampant deforestation, water pollution, and species extinction. By choosing more plant-based foods over meat and dairy, you can help reduce this massive negative impact. To learn more, join One Green Planet’s #EatForThePlanet campaign!

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JOHN PASQUA
2 Months Ago

DUMP THIS PROPSED COLORADO SLAUGHTERHOUSE FOR GOOD NOW.


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Kate
2 Months Ago

Good for the students. i would be even happier if they had stood up for the cows instead of just the idea of a slaughterhouse. They not only pollute but are data camps in my opinion. There is nothing natural about a slaughterhouse no matter where it is.


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Christina Wilson
2 Months Ago

I can\'t blame the students for feeling this way. I would do the same. This university does not deserve to have students.


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