Unsurprisingly, all these arguments spectacularly miss the point.
Goldsmiths is free to make its own decisions on what it sells on campus and how it runs itself, as all universities are, and if they want to take serious action against climate change, that’s their choice.
It shouldn't be surprising that a university with a reputation for being liberal or left-wing would introduce measures that fit with one of the biggest left-wing issues at the moment - climate change.
Everyone is free to eat beef elsewhere if they want to - although judging by the wealth of research on food production and sustainability, it would be great if people ate it a little bit less.
Meat from ruminants (beef, sheep, and goat) is by far the most resource-intensive food requiring over 20x more land… https://t.co/BoErAFBLvV
— World Resources Inst (@World Resources Inst)
Also, if you're the sort of person who gets angry at a ban on beef, you probably shouldn't go to Goldsmiths anyway...