|Enewsletter • February 16, 2005|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Attention North Carolina
Jon Camp will be leafleting next week (Feb. 21 - 25) in the Raleigh-Durham area as well as in Charlotte and in Greensboro. Should you wish to join him at any of these locations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Adopt a College Crushing Records!
The AAC Program continues to reach stunning new milestones. Already this semester, more than 34,000 booklets have been handed directly to interested students. This brings the program's total to over 200,000, saving an estimated 8,500,000 animals from the cruelty of factory farms and industrial slaughterhouses.
We are thrilled with the reception and effectiveness of Even If You Like Meat, and racing through our first printing. Soon, VO will have to prepare for another printing. Thanks to everyone who has made this possible with your hard work (often in bad weather) and donations.
(At right, Eric Porter leaflets at Temple U. Photo by Jon Camp.)
Nostalgia Link of the Week: Why Leaflet
From Fall, 1997.
Notes from All Over
"Some do it because they think it's immoral. Others do it because they hate the taste. Some even do it to become more healthy.
"Despite the reason, students all over campus have cast aside the taste of meat and have made the decision to indulge in a vegetarian lifestyle..."
PETA Updates Video Collection
Wide variety can be found here.
two weeks ago, my
girlfriend wrote one of her old
high school teachers an email and
asked for 15 minutes to just show
your Meat" in class, and
to say a thing or two about veganism.
Amazingly, her teacher wrote back
and said, "How would you like
a whole hour in three of my classes?"
Consumers) handed out about
EIYLMs at University
of Rochester on Friday night. They
were showing "The Vagina Monologues"
and we leafleted as people were
leaving. We tried something a little
different, we handed them out with
the back page face up so that it
looked a bit more positive than
the pigs behind bars photo. We wanted
to see whether people would be more
receptive to taking them if they
saw something less "uncomfortable"
on the cover. We found that we had
a much higher acceptance rate when
people saw the back cover rather
than the front cover. So, I guess
both sides are good because if people
refuse them, at least they are left
with the imagery if they saw the
front cover. But if they see the
back cover first and take the leaflet
as a result, and then flip it over
and read it later, that is good
the boxes of booklets
just over a week ago, and were able
to get them to interested people
much them faster than I expected.
My girlfriend and I took the first
box of EIYLM to the coffee shop
where most of the kids our age hang
out, as well as to the bar and venue
two store fronts down where there
are constantly shows and out of
town bands. Not only did we have
the opportunity to distribute this
important literature to lots of
younger kids -- many who seemed
totally unaware of the cruelties
of factory farming -- but we also
had the opportunity to communicate
on a personal basis and form a positive
-- and hopefully lasting -- impression.