Students at Tech are taking a stand against animal cruelty as they team up with the organization peta2.
Last spring, Faith Robinson, a senior psychology major from Maumelle, applied to be a campus representative for peta2. In 2002, the animal rights organization Peta expanded its movement by creating peta2, an organization created to bring awareness of animal cruelty to today’s youth.
After Robinson applied to create Tech’s own animal rights organization, her proposal was accepted and the Students for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (SETA) was born.
“We want to inform others about animal rights and how their choices affect the welfare of animals, their health and the environment,” Robinson said.
Robinson stressed that no one in the organization is out to change anyone’s lifestyle, but they instead want to share food options that don’t contain animal product.
SETA has events planned for students throughout the semester and have already held one event. With funds from peta2, on September 8 the group served free coffee with dairy-free creamers.
SETA will be at the bell tower from 9-10 a.m. on Friday for Hug a Vegan Day. Other events and information on the organization can be found on the organization’s Facebook page.