Becca Bleil has a fundamental beef with Colorado State University.

A university that prides itself on being green should not slaughter animals on campus, no matter how noble the purpose, she said.

Bleil, a member of the animal rights club on campus, began a petition through to protest a small animal harvesting facility included in the $20 million JBS Global Food Innovation Center planned to open on CSU's Fort Collins campus in 2018.

The 1,000-square-foot harvesting plant designed by CSU's Temple Grandin, an internationally renowned animal welfare expert, is a sliver of the 38,000-square-foot facility designed to educate and train students in food safety, meat processing, animal handling and welfare and meat sciences.

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