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Warwick Animal Ethics Society
What We Do
As the University of Warwick's Animal Ethics Society, our aim is to provide an active community for students interested in issues surrounding animal welfare. We are here to raise awareness on campus about issues pertaining to animal welfare, and to encourage debate and discussion. We will be supporting demonstrations as well as petition signing and fundraising for different campaigns. Though we are interested in promoting vegetarianism and veganism as a healthy and sustainable lifestyle choice the society is open to anyone irrespective of their diet as we recognise there are numerous ways to approach animal rights.
In addition to our campaigning and support activities, we will also organise regular social events, where members of the society and other like minded students can get to know each other in a friendly and relaxed way.
This past academic year (2011/12), even though we were not a fully-fledged society we managed to organise a number of events. including two film screenings, a lecture on 'wild animal suffering' from a philosophy professor from the University of Santiago de Compostela, a vegan pot-luck (which we hope will become a regular event this year), and successfully passed a motion in the student union council to ban caged eggs in Costcutter.
As a member of the society you will receive weekly newsletters with details about the term's activities, links to interesting articles and videos, information about upcoming events in the animal ethics world, as well as yummy vegan and vegetarian recipes!
We also have a facebook page with an active community discussing a whole host of issues surrounding animal welfare.
Get Costcutter on campus to go free-range!
In order to convince Costcutter that they should get with the times and stop selling caged eggs we need to show student support for the change. Britain is slowly moving forward to get rid of caged eggs for good. In 2012 a law was put in place to replace traditional battery cages with new enriched cages. Marks and Spencer only use free range eggs in all their products, Co-op, Sainsbury's and Waitrose have all stopped selling eggs from caged hens. Warwick SU already only use free-range eggs in their food outlets and Warwick Retail's Cafes and Restaurants now also only use free-range eggs in the food that they produce. So we need to convince Costcutter that they will not lose customers if they stop selling caged eggs, please show your support! :)
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