More than 1,200 people have signed a petition currently circulating at the University of Minnesota calling for more vegan and vegetarian options at on-campus eateries, and another appeal will be released on Monday. Home to almost 70,000 students, the university offers one vegan or vegetarian entrée per meal at each dining hall, but demand has increased for cruelty-free fare over the past months. A second petition from the campus chapter of Compassionate Action for Animals aiming to institute Meatless Mondays at one of the dining halls will begin distribution this week. In a recent survey, food-management company Bon Appétit found that the number of students who identify as vegetarian has increased by 50 percent between 2005 and 2010, and the number of vegan students has more than doubled.
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