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Students Clash Over Morality of Meat Consumption

“I’d like to start by telling you about a friend that I know,” said Ky Barnett ’18, president of Cornell Students for Animal Rights. “Her name is Julia and she’s very sweet despite her hard and traumatic past.”

Julia is a pig. Barnett shared this story during a heated public debate on “The Morality of Meat” hosted by Cornell Students for Animal Rights, Cornell Vegan Society and Debate in Science and Health in Klarman Auditorium Tuesday. She went on to describe Julia’s treatment at a farm in graphic detail. “She lived most of her life inside a cage too small for her to even turn around,” she said.