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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  February 14, 2002


De nuevo a nuestras raíces




Spanish Why Vegan? Available!

We now have print versions of ¿Por Qué Vegano? available. They are ready to be ordered online.


Vegan Outreach February 2002 Newsletter Available

You can download it now in pdf format; the print version should be in the mail before the end of the month! It includes pictures of many Vegan Outreach members in Action!


A Note on Shipping

Vegan Outreach works to minimize costs. This is why we ask for people to order boxes of 300 copies of Why Vegan and/or Vegetarian Living if they will be able to use them over time. It costs about $7-8 to ship a box from the printer via UPS; if it is shipped here first, and then sent to an activist 100 at a time via Priority Mail, our shipping costs are quadruple what they have to be (shipping to the office, then three times shipped out), or over 10¢ a booklet – more than the basic printing cost!

Don't order a box if they won't be distributed, of course. However, please try to plan ahead so you have on-hand what you will need for upcoming events like The Great American Meatout. Thanks!



Note – we don't endorse all the news links we pass along;
rather, we list those items we believe might be of interest to readers.


PCRM in the News

Although the group behind this has been exposed for what they are, that discussion didn't make it into the Washington Times.


Teenage Vegetarian Interviews Sought

Betty Cichy would like to talk on the phone to some teens, particularly teens who grew up eating meat and then made the decision to stop. She is specifically interested in how their famlies dealt with that decision and how they cope at mealtimes – does the teen make his or her food, for example, or has the whole family changed its eating habits?
If interested, please contact Ms. Cichy at 215-949-4171 (leave a message if not there) or email.


Henhouse-inspection bill ruffles feathers


From the cover story of the Jan. 2002 issue of Egg Industry:

"There are very few egg producers who will look at the year 2001 with fond memories. In fact, one has to have a sense of humor just to get through the year."


Meals minus the beef


Ecoterrorism on NPR

"In last few years so-called "ecoterrorists" have burned Vail mountain, causing $12 million in damage, attacked forest service outposts in Oregon, and intimidated and threatened public employees. Now, lawmakers are trying to understand the motivation for such violence. Craig Rosebraugh, spokesman for the Earth Liberation Front, has just testified before Congress." (direct RealAudio link)


Back to Our Roots: Nationwide Multimedia Vegan Advocacy Tour!

Vegan Outreach was founded on the belief that the key to animal liberation is to alter society’s view of animals as food. After many discussions, experiments, and false starts, Vegan Outreach began in earnest when Jack Norris spent two school years traveling the country, devoting his days to leafletting at colleges and universities (during which time he personally handed over 50,000 copies of Why Vegan to individuals), and giving talks to local activists. By the end of the second year, Vegan Outreach had a substantial network of activists ordering copies of our literature to distribute in their areas. To this day, we continue to focus on meeting the demand of activists and organizations for effective literature.

Over the years, members of Vegan Outreach have distributed over a million and a half copies of Why Vegan and Vegetarian Living, with a record 330,000+ last year alone! As the feedback we receive indicates, our literature has made a big difference in the lives of many. We now have a plan to expand our outreach efforts.

You may be familiar with FaunaVision: TV-equipped vans (or portable kiosks called Faunettes) used to show the public video footage of the suffering of farmed animals. Created by Eddie Lama, the activist featured in the documentary The Witness, FaunaVision has set a new standard for cutting-edge animal advocacy. By traveling to different public locations and presenting people with a combination of gripping audio-visuals and compelling literature, the animals are given their greatest voice.

Vegan Outreach’s goal is to amplify this voice by helping to bring about a nationwide multimedia advocacy tour. In collaboration with Viva! USA, Compassion over Killing, and the Christian Vegetarian Association, Vegan Outreach will team with FaunaVision, Inc. to co-sponsor a FaunaVision vehicle and Faunette, stocked with displays and literature, to travel across the country. Such a tour will reach tens of thousands – if not hundreds of thousands – of new people, as well as invigorate activists around the country, raising the standard of future outreach and greatly advancing the movement as a whole.

With enough financial support from our members, we will be able to launch this groundbreaking, cross-country multimedia tour. If you would like to offer additional support, there are many ways you can help. Please send an email if you would like to be a local contact, house a traveling activist for a few days, or participate in leafletting when the tour is in your area. With your help, we can make this new level of advocacy a reality!

We really appreciate all the great support our members have given us over the years. Thanks to you, we have been able to significantly reduce the per-piece cost of printing Why Vegan. We hope you will be as excited as we are and contribute to this first-ever, Nationwide Multimedia Vegan Advocacy Tour!


Every Donation Prevents Suffering

Vegan Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the suffering of farmed animals by promoting informed, ethical eating.

All donations are tax-deductible.

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