The Associated Press
BRUNSWICK — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is recognizing Bowdoin College for the vegetarian and vegan offerings in its dining halls.
PETA says it is giving Bowdoin's dining services a "compassionate campus" award for its "Meatless Monday" event in February, when the Brunswick college dished up only meatless meals to more than 1,000 students.
Dan Shannon is the director of PETA2, the student wing of PETA that is giving out the award. He says demand for vegan and vegetarian food is growing on the nation's college campuses and that more than 20 major universities regularly hold "Meatless Monday" events in their cafeterias.
PETA, which is based in Norfolk, Va., is the world's largest animal rights organization.