Vegan Outreach Booklets Save Animals—Your Donation Will Put Booklets into More People’s Hands
 VO Instagram VO Twitter VO Facebook
Vegan Outreach: Working to End Cruelty to Animals
Request a FREE Starter Guide with Recipes
Sign up for VO’s FREE Weekly Enewsletter

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

Donations to VO are fully tax-deductible.
VO’s tax identification no. is #86-0736818.

Vegan Outreach
POB 1916, Davis, CA 95617-1916



Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  January 24, 2004


Adopt a College: Over 1 Million Saved!

Vegan Outreach’s Adopt a College program resulted in the handing out of over 24,000 brochures on 64 campuses during the Fall of 2003. The program has theoretically saved more than 1 million mammals and birds over the next 50 years!


Winter 2004 Printing

Last July (2003), Vegan Outreach printed 320,000 copies of Why Vegan. In September, we printed 150,000 copies of Try Vegetarian. We now have only 30% of these left, and they are going fast!!

Reprinting an updated version of both booklets will cost about $40,000. Thanks to your past support, we only need to raise $20,000 more. We hope you’ll make a special contribution today to help us meet this goal!

We will keep track of this Winter 2004 Printing fundraiser on our home page.

Please earmark your donation “Winter 2004 Printing.”

Please donate here. Thank you very much!


New Online Why Vegan?

The first draft of the new on-line Why Vegan? has been completed. We hope it will become the web reference for veganism! Send us an email with any feedback you have.


Select Feedback (sorry to have fallen behind!)

Your article on humor and advocacy today is consistent with everything I've read from Vegan Outreach. I think it's a very enlightened approach consistent with Gandhi, Buddha, Jesus and many other heroes of mine. Gandhi pointed out that the very act of being alive means we will be the cause of suffering, but the goal is to minimize that suffering. Keep up your good work and your good humor.
JC, 1/21/04

Hello, I'd first like to thank you very much for this incredibly informative website. It supported me when I became the only vegan I knew, as a sophomore in high school. The FAQ link left me feeling well prepared to answer anything others might ask me.
CR, Philadelphia, PA, 1/18/04

When I read Why Vegan, I was absolutely mortified by the inhumane treatment of dairy cows. I had been unaware of their shortened life span. Please send me a Vegan Starter Pack so I can go vegan and stay healthy!
AS, Ft. Collins, CO, 1/16/04

I just got back from leafleting and I was sorry that I only took about 150 Why Vegans! What an awesome experience! It only took about 40 minutes to hand them out. I basically held the brochure up and said "Would you like one?" The response was excellent. I am going to try to go once a week.
LB, Miami Springs, FL, 1/14/04

I'm quite the admirer of your cause, and I want to help you as much as I can. I admire the level headedness of your approach on the subject of veganism -- the whole "Don't get bogged down in little facts, trying to be perfect. "
EN, NC, 1/10/04

I looked over Why Vegan and was shocked! I never realized the cruelty to animals – you opened my eyes! I’ve been vegetarian since June – that’s seven months so far. I feel great! Now I can look at animals in peace, knowing I’m not contributing to their suffering. Thank you!
SS (15), Stevenson, WA, 1/2/04

I would just like to tell you that what you people are doing is an amazing, wonderful thing. You guys deserve so much credit for caring this incredibly much about animals. I'd like you to know that I support you 100%. I was at a concert tonight where people were passing out your pamphlets, and they were beautifully put together. I'm sure they've helped to change a lot of peoples minds.
VA, 12/22/03

To everyone at Vegan Outreach supporting the leafleting program, I just wanted to thank you for sending me the 300 Why Vegans. I recently have been active in getting them out, passing out 60+ at a local craft fair, leaving them in restaurants and stores around town, and bringing a armful of them to any community even I go to. They are wonderful tools to educate the community.
LK, Vergennes, VT, 12/19/03

Mr. Ball -- I have read a number of your articles on the website and I have to tell you what an excellent writer you are and how much you have helped my vegan quest. (I am a fairly new vegan, after hearing Nathan Runkle on NPR last year and sending for the Vegan Starter Pack.) Your article on Humor, Anger and Advocacy was so good I had to print it out and share it with my husband, who is very skeptical. He thought you make great sense. Thank you. I want to help as many animals as I can. I think I would like to do adopt a college. Like you said, the younger generation is our best hope.
MP, Madison, OH, 12/16/03

Thanks for all the good info. You couldn’t be doing better! You come across as level-headed, factual, and non-judgmental. The Starter Packs are perfect!
LC, Foxboro, MA, 12/14/03

I have recently been doing the ebay thing (selling many things online worldwide) and including a booklet in each shipment. I have received many positive responses with lots of questions from people in Italy, Denmark, New Zealand, Spain, Chile, and The Netherlands to name a few.
KH, Cantonsville, MD, 12/11/03

I just wanted to give you an update on Vegan Outreach activities at Hunter College.
On Monday Nov. 24 we hosted a vegan Thanksgiving lunch, selling plates of yummy food outside the cafeteria for a competitive $1 (small) and $2 (large) price. We also screened Meet Your Meat and distributed approximately 200 copies of Why Vegan? to a spellbound and shocked audience. (We would have given out more if we had them). A friend reports that people were talking about the six hour event even days later. Interested students picked up more literature like Starter Packs at our information table.
We also leafleted Why Vegan? for an hour three times in Times Square, Union Square, and Herald Square, distributing a total of about 300 leaflets and maybe 10 Starter Packs.
Olivia Lane, New York, NY, 12/8/03

I was just given you’re brochure called Why Vegan and I was absolutely appalled by the way the animals are treated and slaughtered. You should be happy to know that you have now converted me to become vegan. Thank you so much for opening up my eyes even further to this awful situation.
SH, Seattle, WA, 12/4/03


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.

Vegan Outreach

POB 30865, Tucson, AZ 85751-0865