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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  May 12, 2004


No Rest for the Wicked

The VO neighborhood birds.

As the Adopt a College program winds down for the year, Vegan Outreach members will be tabling and leafleting at walkathons, festivals, and concerts throughout the summer, including at least 15 shows on the Warped Tour and a number of Dave Matthews shows.

Speaking of Adopt a College, the program passed 72,000 booklets distributed this past week. Look for a preliminary summary of the 03-04 school year soon.


New Donation Rewards Program

If you donate $100 or more to Vegan Outreach, you can receive a picture of your choice -- printed with a new photo printer on 8.5" x 11" quality paper, suitable for framing.

Also remember, if you make a donation of $40 or more, you will be listed online.


Oppose Cruelty? Try Vegetarian. Think you know what goes on in today's factory farms and slaughterhouses? The truth may startle you. You can learn more and take action at Don't hide from the truth. 'When nonvegetarians say that 'human problems come first' I cannot help wondering what exactly it is that they are doing for human beings that compels them to continue to support the wasteful, ruthless exploitation of farm animals.'-Peter Singer, Animal Liberation

Vegan Outreach Blog Ads

These ads (with text and links) have run at and Atrios' Eschaton. There have been over 350,000 pageviews for these ads, with just under 1,000 click-throughs!

Thanks to everyone who has donated to make these possible.


Chicago Event Scheduled

Matt Ball, along with Anne & Ellen Green and Joe Espinosa, will be speaking at the Chicago EarthSave potluck on Sunday, June 27th. It will be at Healing Earth, 3111 N Ashland (at Belmont). More details to follow.


Goal: The Most Effective Activism for Animal Liberation

A student reading Why Vegan at Syracuse U.

-by Joyce Friedman

Excerpt: "The momentary release we get from chanting in solidarity on a street corner and educating an unfortunately tiny portion of the 'mainstream' is simply not the most effective way of reaching our goal, if our goal is to really stop animal abuse. If a few thumbs-up is what we want and nothing more, then let's continue to protest."

At right, a student reads a Why Vegan at Syracuse U.


Maximizing School Presentations

I recently gave a talk after school to a high school environmental club and over 150 students attended! I gave away every Why Vegan I had, and got the school to pay for vegan food samples! I give a lot of talks at schools, but never had such a successful experience and wanted to share a bit on what helped make it successful.

First off, I met a student while tabling at a concert who wanted to do more for animals at her school. I suggested she have a speaker from the Empathy Project come speak and she connected me with her environmental club's advisor. Then, I told the club advisor that I like to speak to as large an audience as possible and asked him if he could help get more than just the 15 club members to come. He said he would and I gave him these suggestions:

1 - Ask teachers to provide students extra credit for coming to my talk
2 - Provide me with $50 towards food samples to attract more students
3 - Add my talk to the morning announcements for at least 4 days before I come
4 - Advertise the talk as one with radical ideas that are not usually talked about in the school and let students know there will be a movie!

"Announcement: Saving the Planet One Bite at a Time: What does Animal Rights have to do with the Environment? Come see a short documentary and hear Chicago speaker and activist Danielle Marino describe how modern methods of animal-food production are ecologically disastrous and inhumane. *Free food will be provided*"

This was the most successful school presentation I've had yet, and I hope I can help our movement have more like it!

-Danielle Marino, Protecting Animals, USA, Chicago


May 2004 Issue of Dr. Michael Greger's Monthly Newsletter Now Online


Selected Recent Feedback

I need to let you know that when I see those pictures of animals being abused, I have tears in my eyes. I never thought that someone could do these kinds of things -- I was completely shocked! I am going to order some flyers and spread them everywhere.
IR, 5/10/04

I received one of your handouts recently. I was unaware of the extensive cruelty towards animals. I have now converted. Factory farms are sickening, and I appreciate your efforts in advocating vegetarianism. I show my pamphlets to everyone, and I usually receive enlightened responses.
LB, 5/9/04

I was given a Why Vegan brochure last Saturday when my daughter and I attended a walk for a local humane society; and after reading it, I was faced with no choice but to turn to a vegan lifestyle. I simply could not do anything else. I am horrified that I was kept in the dark about this for so many years.
KM, 5/7/04

I teach in an urban public high school, and yesterday I was doing a class on animal agriculture. I brought in Why Vegans for all the students, and they did a worksheet based on them. Almost every student (these are students who rarely pay too much attention) was really interested in the book, reading practically the whole thing through. It was pretty unusual/amazing, and they all were bothered by what they saw. I credit the large number of pictures and short blocks of text (as per most people's short attention span) with keeping them interested throughout. Thanks for producing the booklet!
NC, Philadelphia, PA, 5/5/04

You have given me the support I need to commit to being vegetarian. I love knowing that my donation will save many animals from horrible suffering. Keep up the good work!
MR, Bakersfield, CA, 5/4/04


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