|Enewsletter • March 10, 2004|
As soon as we reach our printing goal (see below), Vegan Outreach will be printing more copies of Why Vegan.
With our new printer, it is significantly less expensive to do sponsored printings (i.e., with another group's contact information) at the same time as the main run.
If you think your group, like Farm Sanctuary, Mercy for Animals, and others, might like a version of Why Vegan with your contact information, please contact Jack (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 15. Minimum print run 20,000, ~$2,000.
As of this writing, Vegan Outreach has received donations of $14,504 since the January 21 start of our Winter Printing fundraiser. This leaves only a bit over $5,000 to go until we can print more copies of Why Vegan!
We've also received $50 toward the $800 "Match our tax refund" challenge. If you can, please donate today, so we can get this matching money and meet our fundraising goal. Please make a note with your donation indicating "Tax refund" and/or "Winter Printing." Thanks!
Yes, it has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 28. You can find more information and sign up here!
The deadline is April 9.
Matt Ball will be speaking in Tucson, AZ on Monday, April 5 (stay tuned for more details).
Jack Norris and Matt Ball will be driving from Pittsburgh to Syracuse at the end of April for the Animal Liberation Conference, leafleting both ways. If you are along the route (Erie PA, Buffalo, Rochester, or Ithaca NY) and would like to try to organize a talk during that time, please send us an email.
In the News: "Adopted by Vegans: No-meat lifestyle being promoted on campus"
"A Columbia graduate concerned about animal rights and the health of students has returned to pass on his beliefs in healthy eating behaviors and fairness to animals. Jon Camp, a 1998 Columbia graduate felt a personal attachment to his alma mater, and decided to adopt the school by presenting students with information about vegetarian diets and animal rights.
“'From going [to Columbia], I realized there are a lot of open-minded people who are looking to form their own personal belief system, and are not just the general conformists,' Camp said.”
Also see the AAC page for updated statistics and new leaders!
No Spam Zone: Eggless Salad
Promoting Veganism in Creative Ways
Folk singer and friend of Vegan Outreach, Steven
Gellman, signs Why Vegans for his fans
at his gigs. Steven also mentions Vegan Outreach
in the liner notes of his latest CD “Love,
Loss, and Longing.” Check out Steve’s
site and music at: HiddenPoet.com.
I finished reading your “A Meaningful
Life” essay last night, and let me
join in the chorus of praise. You and the
VO crew are continuing to blaze a path of
"second generation" (or third or
fourth? not sure how to characterize the chronology)
ethical dietary activism that seeks to engage
honestly and practically with the real world
we live in today, and I'm happy to see it
clicks with so many other vegans too. You
wrote: "Accept that, at this time, only
a minority will listen, and many others will
react with disdain." This is where I
feel we need to have a complementary effort
to persuade people that there is a continuum
of ethical eating choices between ad libitum,
put-your-conscience-on-hold animal eating
and veganism. From the animals' point of view,
a person who finds it psychologically, socially
or physically necessary to eat a steak or
a cheese pizza once every week or month is
hardly much less of an ally than a strict
vegan. Yet from our movement's point of view,
such a person fails to make the all-or-nothing
grade and is liable to be classed with all
the other 24/7 omnivores. We need to take
this analism out of veganism, as you and Jack
so persistently argue. Better yet, IMO, we
should reframe veganism as one particularly
committed form of ethical eating (the opposite
of anal, exclusive, fundamentalist), but not
the only one.