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
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
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
If interested, please contact Ms. Cichy at 215-949-4171 (leave a
message if not there) or email.
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."
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
Vegan Outreach was founded on the belief that the key to animal
liberation is to alter societys 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 Outreachs 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
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!
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.
POB 30865, Tucson, AZ 85751-0865