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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  August 29, 2003


Apologies All Around

Office Update

Try Vegetarian! 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!


Coming Monday:
Adopt a College and 4th National Day of Leafleting Schools


Two From

Deadstock Scandal in Canada

"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." Slaughterhouse Blues


2003 Veggie Award Ballot (zipped pdf), by VegNews



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.
TR, 8/22/03

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 to friends.
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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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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