Apologies All Around
has gone to the printer! As of this writing, we haven't met our fundraising
goal. As soon as proofs are approved, we will be deciding how many copies
we can print. Your donations
will help us print and send more.
We hope to send a copy to all our members. If you are not on our postal mail
list and would like to receive a copy, please email
us your address.
Also, there have been many technical problems affecting Vegan Outreach of
late. Combined with the office being closed during the middle of August, we
have not been able to catch up as quickly as we had hoped. If you had placed
an order or written with a question, and haven't heard from us, please email
us again with details. Thanks!
Thanks to everyone who took the time to meet us at AR2003 (east and west),
Spreading Veganism (Boulder; right), and in Portland, OR (left).
The next AR event for Vegan Outreach will be Liberation
Now!, November 7-9. Hope to see all students there!
Adopt a College and 4th National Day of Leafleting
"One of the fundamental rules in North American slaughterhouses is that
animals may only go into human food if they are well enough to stand upon reaching
the slaughterhouse. But today, the Toronto Star has broken the story
that a Canadian meat processor has been shut down due to an investigation that
they were processing 'deadstock' for human consumption. Just as disturbingly,
the raid on the plant occurred on Thursday, but the government waited until
Monday to tell consumers not to eat the company's meat. This article offers
terrific coverage of the plant's checkered legal history, and the worrisome
state of Canada's meat inspection system."
"Meat giant Excel is being forced to recall
400,000 pounds of beef because the product contains some soy protein not
mentioned on the label."
My husband and I just gave a
hugely successful workshop on compassionate living, and, of course, Why
Vegan was the most essential part of the hand-outs.
On our way home on the plane, we stuffed Why Vegans into the seat
pockets and watched as a passenger next to us read it from cover to cover
with many sighs and gasps. When our vegan meals arrived she asked if we had
put the pamphlet there and we spent the next 1 1/2 hours talking about veganism.
She said while she was reading it she had decided to order her eggplant parmesan
without cheese when she got home! We exchanged numbers and addresses and we're
sending her more info ... thanks to Why Vegan!
KG, Woodstock, NY, 8/26/03
I am a sixteen year old student in Amarillo, TX, who,
until recently, thought that life without meat was the epitome of hell. I
nearly broke down and cried while I was reading Why Vegan, and I’m
proud to say that I am now vegan. I would like to thank all of the people
who help with the Vegan Outreach organization, and I would like to join you
in the fight against animal cruelty.
EH, Amarillo, TX, 8/23/03
I want to compliment you on your Vegan Starter
Pack, especially on the sections – “The Impossible Quest
for Purity,” and the whole center section, “Staying a Healthy
Vegan.” Great brochure – good writing, no fluff, no mush, no fairy
science – covers A LOT with 2 big pages of paper.
I have just received your Vegan Starter Pack.
It is the most encouraging piece of literature I’ve ever read! I appreciate
the advocacy of the real mission of veganism, and the absence of the endless
laundry list of every item that “must” be avoided, regardless
of its impact on the suffering of animals. You made the transition seem viable,
rather than complicated and time consuming, all in a simple but effective
publication! I feel that your starter pack is just the right “serving”
of information, so I didn’t feel that I’d bit off more than I
can chew. Good work! I’m ready to explore more, and offer materials
JW, New York, NY, 8/17/03
I am very appreciative of your focus on the overall
alleviation of the suffering of our nonhuman animal companions, rather than
on some notion of "vegan purity," which is, of course, impossible
to obtain in our world today. We have to bear the suffering, rather than try
to pretend that we can separate ourselves from it by being "pure."
CR, Goleta, CA, 8/16/03
I would like to thank Vegan Outreach for being an entertaining
and enlightening source of information on veganism and animal rights. It has
definitely been a great, inspiring help to me in spreading the word about
those topics. Keep up the good work!
Eduardo Enriquez, Hong Kong, 8/14/03
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