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Students at the University of Cambridge have voted in support of a transition to a solely vegan menu across its catering services.

The Cambridge students’ union voted to hold talks about removing all animal products from its cafes and canteens with the university’s catering services. Although the move does not guarantee that the catering services will go fully vegan, the students hope the university will help them make it possible. The Guardian reported that it also does not apply to the university’s 31 colleges, although the campaign said it provided “an extremely strong mandate for colleges to begin transitioning to 100% plant-based menus”.

The group is calling for the shift in response to the  “climate and biodiversity crises”, and was backed by 72 percent of non-abstaining student representatives who voted after a four-week consultation process, according to the Guardian. This all comes after lobbying form the Plant-Based Universities campaign at Cambridge, which is backed by Animal Rebellion.

24-year-old William Smith, who is a part of the Cambridge branch of the Plant-Based Universities campaign, said

“It’s great that Cambridge students’ union has passed our motion to work with the university to implement a just and sustainable plant-based catering system.

“By removing animal products from its menus, the university could significantly reduce its environmental impact and showcase to the world its commitment to sustainability.

“The university catering services has already made important strides, for example in 2016 when it removed beef and lamb from all its menus. We look forward to working with them on the next necessary steps.”

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