|Enewsletter • March 9, 2005|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Jon Camp Coming to NY & PA!
Jon Camp will be in New York next week leafleting Binghamton University and Cornell, and will also be in Pennsylvania leafleting Penn State. If you would be willing to house this pleasant young man for one night, or would like to leaflet with him, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes from All Over
"A few months ago, I toured a Wisconsin dairy and witnessed something unsettling. It was a typical modern dairy, with cows living indoors in a metal building with concrete floors, rather than in the bucolic setting many of us imagine. As I walked through the place with the farmer's wife, I noticed that the cows' tails had been cut off and I asked her why. 'Well, it's just easier to milk them without their tails,' she explained.
"But lest you think of the dairy farmer's wife as some misguided villain, it's important to point out that she's just following the trends of her trade. The Wisconsin dairy farm I visited is in fact becoming the norm."
"Farming" Today: E-Z Catch Chicken Harvester (direct link to video)
Three leafleting events today: [for the final one], I went downtown to leaflet outside a juggling show where most of the attendees were kids. [This] was most rewarding -- I could hear comments like, "I am NEVER EVER touching meat again."
It is always nice to see our efforts producing the desired results. This is in sharp contrast to some of the Peace Awareness speeches I heard earlier in the day, [such as] why it is important to continue attending demonstrations even though we know in advance that these demonstrations will have absolutely no effect whatsoever. I have the exact opposite view with regards to why I leaflet. I don't do it to make a statement, I do it to change the world.
Some people have been convinced
that they can't change the world.
In reality, the world is constantly
changing. It is just a question
of who is doing it, and in what
direction. I could see this change
in the reactions of the kids at
the juggling show tonight. One day,
they will be telling their grandchildren
about the fateful day long ago when
they received a pamphlet which changed
their lives -- back in the time
when people still ate animals.
Above, Suzanne Haws leaflets at Pima Community College, in Tucson, AZ.