Bianca Giron is passionate about poetry, animals, vegetarianism and activism. Her latest project is creating a new JWU club, the JWU Students for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
I’m often asked questions about being vegetarian, misconceptions I dislike,
Some questions being like…
“Where do you get your protein?” or “Don’t you miss eating meat?”
I have been vegetarian for about eight months now, a great feat!
I became vegetarian when I moved to school,
When I realized that eating animals is cruel.
I thought going to restaurants with friends would be hard,
And that I’d always have to be on guard.
I worried my meals would consist of tofu and salad,
But after being vegetarian for a while I know that's invalid.
Campus dining offers veggie burgers and gardein bowls,
Making going vegetarian on campus an achievable goal.
Off-campus there are lots of places to eat,
The Grange and Veggie Fun being where some of the vegetarians meet.
I have noticed that there are a lot of vegetarians and vegans at JWU,
And an idea in my head began to brew.
I’m in the process of starting a club,
For vegans, vegetarians, and animal lovers, as a social hub.
The club is called Students for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, email me at BGiron02@wildcats.jwu.edu if this club is something that interests you!