Students at the London School of Economics (LSE) voted to ban beef from their university due to concerns about the impact of the meat on the environment and emissions. It is the third university in the UK to make the move to ban beef.

The Students’ Union voted February 21, 243 to 170, to ban beef from the campus. While this is a small part of the student body, it’s the first step in moving the change to become campus-wide. Student Union operated shops and cafes will not sell beef following the vote.

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LSE did not comment on the ban or provide details on when and if they would implement the measure.

Phoebe Woodruff, LSE student, ban advocate, and PETA campus rep, said of the ban, “More students than ever are looking to limit their environmental footprint – and giving up all meat and dairy is the best and easiest way to do that. It’s encouraging to see the London School of Economics take a stand to protect animals and the environment. Everyone who wishes to eat with compassion can make the switch to a vegan lifestyle today – it’s never been easier.”

Goldsmiths, University of London and the University of Cambridge are the other two UK universities that have banned beef. Multiple studies have shown that removing beef and dairy from your diet is a way to reduce environmental footprints and emissions.

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