|Enewsletter • September 22, 2004|
News from Vegan Outreach
Another Adopt a College Milestone!
AAC has blown past 100,000 booklets handed to students, saving more than 4,500,000 birds and mammals (and unknown aquatic animals) from horrible suffering.
We want to thank everyone who has joined up with this program, and those who support AAC with their donations. Every school day, the Adopt a College program is reaching hundreds of new people! The animals need us out there every day, not just once or twice a year. Please consider helping expand this program!
At right, Ellen Green leaflets a disembodied arm at Duquesne University as another student reads Try Vegetarian. On Sept. 16, Ellen distributed over 600 booklets at Duquesne and Carnegie Mellon.
Link of the Week: Selecting Information for Advocacy
Plea of the Week: Please Plan Ahead
Many people contact Vegan Outreach needing booklets for an imminent event. However, it can take more than three weeks for booklets to be delivered after you order; sending booklets via Priority Mail can more than triple the shipping costs. Please review your possible events for the rest of the year ASAP.
New Jersey Invaded!
Vegan Outreach's Jon Camp has arrived in New Jersey and will be leafleting colleges in the area during this fall semester. If you live in New Jersey and would like to join him, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
World Vegetarian Day Event in San Francisco: Sunday, September 26.
Jack Norris will have a Vegan Outreach table -- please stop by and say hi!
Notes from All Over
"Vegetarian food sales doubled since 1998, hitting $1.6 billion in 2003. The market is forecast to grow another 61% by 2008, according to Mintel, a global market research firm. That growth is giving an extra kick to the expanding business of organic produce and natural foods companies, and forcing mainstream food producers to scramble for a way to love veggies."
From Our Members
Taste Test at U. Minnesota:
I leafleted today at the University of Arizona.
I handed out 150 leaflets (all I could fit in
my purse) in about 40 minutes. Next time I'll
have to bring a bigger bag. Excellent, stereotype-breaking
moment of the day: A rough-looking, burly U.S.
Marine (in uniform) came back after receiving
a Why Vegan to ask for a second one
for his friend. He told me that he was a vegetarian
already, so I gave him a copy of COK's Easy
Vegan Recipes. He was quite happy!
I also had a very positive conversation with
a girl staffing the campus Republicans table.
She was a vegetarian already.
I recently agonized over the acquisition of
a new car. The price was right (they were trying
to get rid of it before the end of the month),
it fit our needs, it was exactly what we were
looking for. But it has a leather covered steering
wheel. The alternative was $2,000 more. After
consulting the Vegan Outreach site and rereading
some of your articles, I finally decided that
the money we saved could be donated and would
do more good than avoiding a leather steering
Hi, I was outraged to read your Why Vegan?
Boycott Cruelty! pamphlet. I honestly wish
I had never picked it up. Maybe I'm OK with
being ignorant of the processes that animals
go through before they get to my plate. As much
as that may be true, unfortunately, I can't
unread it, or erase the pictures I've just seen.
You've opened my eyes. It's one of those problems
that we'd love to ignore, but now that I'm aware,
it's pretty much impossible to disregard. I
have always been very critical of the vegan
lifestyle; only now do I understand that there
is a lot more to it than I previously thought.
I have a huge respect for your organization,
and I am definitely going to get involved in
any way I can.
am 13 years old, and I got your Why Vegan?
Pamphlet at the Vans Warped Tour. When I read
“Not Your Childhood Image” by Lauren
Ornelas, I cried. Somehow, I pulled
myself together and finished the pamphlet. Please
send me more information – I would love
to try being vegetarian. I can barely live with
myself now because of this extreme cruelty.