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Uneducated Oxford University students vote to ban beef and lamb

Christian Fernsby ▼ | November 18, 2020
Students at the University of Oxford have voted to approve an on campus beef and lamb ban.
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The Oxford Student Union passed a motion by a two thirds majority on Tuesday to ban red meat at eateries on campus.

The motion read: "As the UK’s premier university, the nation looks to Oxford for leadership, but Oxford has shown a lack of leadership in addressing climate change.

"The banning of beef and lamb at university catered events and outlets is a feasible and effective strategy to help the university meet its revised 2030 goal."

UK farm leaders have criticised university beef bans for misunderstanding the differences between British beef and beef produced elsewhere.

Farmers have raised concerns that such moves are a knee jerk response to fighting climate change, and that sourcing local, British beef is a better option.

The NFU has frequently pointed out that beef production standards in the UK were among the most efficient in the world.

The union's President Minette Batters said that the current media sentiment toward British livestock farming and climate change was a 'deeply floored approach'.


 

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