|Enewsletter • September 1, 2004|
News from Vegan Outreach
Danielle Marino points out an upcoming concert series that seems to be especially conducive to leafleting: Ani DiFranco's "Vote, Dammit" tour. Locations and dates can be accessed on-line. Danielle helped table for an Ani show earlier this year and said that it was one of her most successful veg outreach events ever.
Notes from All Over
The Industry's True Face
People often ask us what specific farms are cruel, so they can boycott just those. But this isn't a case of "a few bad eggs" (so to speak). As we document in Why Vegan and our other literature, the standard industry practices are, to any compassionate person, inherently cruel.
The industry, of course, knows that most people would be sickened at what goes on in the production of modern meat. Not only do they hide factory farms and industrial slaughterhouses, they undertake PR campaigns to promote a false image of well-cared-for animals. USA Today has a new story surrounding one of these campaigns, noting:
The article also claims:
To the latter claim, Paul Shapiro, founder of COK (see their EggScam site for more), replies:
A "giant leap forward" in care, indeed.
This is the industry's best face.
More on the Industry
Paul Shapiro also passes along this excerpt from article entitled, "American Egg Board Summer Meeting," from the current Egg Industry (Aug. 04, p. 9) magazine:
It's sad that the industry thinks it the animal activists who have to be dealt with rather than the extreme cruelty they allow to happen.
Every donation prevents cruelty to animals.
From Our Members
Leafleting at the College of Lake County, Danielle
and I came across a guy who was wearing a shirt
that said "Vegan." He told us that
he has been vegan since getting a Why Vegan
at Columbia College last school season.
One of the nice things about leafleting 3 evenings
in a row is that people who received a pamphlet
earlier in the week will stop to ask questions.
One person who got a Why Vegan earlier
in the week, said he is now considering vegetarianism,
but was concerned because he is an athlete who
does a lot of running, and he had heard that
plant-based proteins are not as good as meat
based ones. I gave him a Vegan Starter Pack,
pointing out Jack's article, "Staying
a Healthy Vegan."