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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  December 15, 2004


This issue sponsored by Vegan Essentials.

Mention Vegan Outreach with your order, and Vegan Essentials will donate 5%
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News from Vegan Outreach

Feedback Wanted

There are thousands of readers of this newsletter who have only been getting it for a few weeks. If you have been getting it all year and know of an article or two that was especially inspiring to you (click here for a list of past issues), please let us know which one(s). We will then put together some highlights for our end-of-the-year newsletter. Send feedback to Jon Camp ( with your favorite issues / stories from 2004.


Link of the Week: Working in Defense of Animals


Program Updates

As mentioned last week, Vegan Outreach passed 600,000 copies of Why Vegan and Try Vegetarian for 2004 -- a new record!

Just as exciting, the Adopt a College program has passed 160,000 booklets handed right to students, with more than half of that total (at more than 130 colleges) this semester alone! Jon Camp has reached more than 25,000 students by himself in just these few months -- think about that a moment!

Our estimates indicate that, because of your support and efforts, AAC has led to thousands of new vegetarians and saved more than 7,000,000 birds and mammals from a horrible life of cruelty and misery.

(At right, Linda Bower leaflets at Miami-Dade College North Campus.)

We hope you are as proud of these accomplishments as we are, and also thrilled at the prospects for the upcoming year!


Holiday Shopping for the Animals!

Just about anything you can buy, you can buy on-line via one of Vegan Outreach's affiliates. Buying via the links on this page and mentioning Vegan Outreach will lead to the distribution of more copies of Why Vegan and Try Vegetarian -- what a deal! Everything you can imagine is available via our Greater Good store!

Speaking of shopping, John Bowers of Victoria, BC, writes: "With the university and colleges done for the semester and lots of people out shopping for Christmas presents, we decided to set up our 'outdoor video education display' downtown today. In the course of an afternoon, we heard lots of supportive comments and handed out a total of about 350 Why Vegan plus Try Vegetarian booklets."


Office Closing / Arizona Talk

The Vegan Outreach office will be closed December 21 - January 4. So please -- look over your calendar for the next few months, and order what you will need today.

Matt Ball, along with Ellen and Anne Green, will be speaking in Phoenix, AZ, on December 29. Details here.


Notes from All Over

Vegan Fare for iPod

Lenore Krasner points out:

In the January 2005 issue of Macworld magazine, they have an item which reads: "PodGourmet Vegan Edition."
"Animal-loving foodies, take heart -- add Enrique Quintero Design's $5 PodGourmet Vegan Edition to your iPod, and you've got access to 277 animal-free dishes that'll give your cooking more 'bam' than Emeril. The software includes recipes for tasty treats such as tandoori seitan, hemp pancakes, and a tofu Reuben sandwich. It uses the iPod's Notes feature, so anyone with a 3G, 4G, or mini iPod can get in on the culinary fun. If being vegan is good enough for Steve Jobs, maybe it's good enough for you, too."


Jobs at PETA

Include several in the Vegetarian Campaigns section, including Assistant campaigner (X2), Food tabling coordinator, and Corporate campaigner.


VegNews Job

"VegNews Magazine is thrilled to announce its 2005 Managing Editor Fellowship. Pursue a career in journalism and help shape the editorial department of a growing vegetarian publication."


From Our Members

I am writing you to thank you for your excellent article about activism [AML]. My life of activism has followed the course that you laid out, and I am still here. The basic reason that I have maintained a healthy attitude is because I try to follow a core teaching my farmer grandfather taught me, "People will forget most of what you say, people will forget a lot of what you do, but people never forget how you made them feel." I have known too many activists who refuse to meet people where they are and go from there. Most of us muddled through this process and we shouldn't expect more from others. I liken it to digging a post hole: you run into rocks, and when you get tired; it does little good to curse the shovel. Patience and steady work will dig that post hole -- ranting, raving, and gnashing teeth won't get it dug for you. It really does come down to a matter of heart. For me that is where it all comes from. Thanks again for your fine article and outstanding work.
-HB, 12/7/04


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