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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  April 13, 2005


This issue sponsored by Vegan Essentials.

Mention 'Vegan Outreach' with your order, and Vegan Essentials will donate 5% of your purchase price to print more VO literature!


Notes from Vegan Outreach

Privacy, Starter Kits, & Cincinnati

Please note: Vegan Outreach does not share (sell, lease, or trade) any personal information with other organizations or third parties.

Also -- it can take up to four weeks for a Starter Pack to arrive, as they are sent via bulk mail.

Finally, Jack Norris will be visiting Cincinnati next week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (4/18-20). He'd welcome help leafleting the local colleges. If you want to help, contact him at


Product of the Week: Primal Strips

Jack Norris writes: "Check out Primal Strips meatless jerky. A friend sent me a couple samples, and they are the best thing I've eaten since becoming vegan a million years ago!"

Send your nominees for Product of the Week to


Notes from All Over

More Students Make Educated Choice to Eat Vegetarian

From the Press & Sun-Bulletin. Excerpts:

"Amy Lipski, 11, of Conklin, gave up meat and seafood two years ago after hearing news stories about contamination in food and slaughter houses she considers inhumane.

"Dropping meat wasn't that tough, Amy said. One thing that makes it easier is the number of imitation meat products now on the market, including veggie burgers and veggie hot dogs, she said.

"'I don't like the idea of eating meat. It's kind of gross,' said Chelsea Wheeler, 15, a freshman at Whitney Point High School, who avoids meat but still eats seafood and dairy products. When she became a vegetarian five years ago, her parents thought she'd grow out of it because she's so young, she said. But she's stuck with it. Her 18-year-old sister Katie, a senior at Whitney Point High, is a vegetarian, too."


Notes from Our Members

I was given permission by the FarmStore here on Vancouver Island to display Try Vegetarians on the counter. I was told last week that a woman took a pamphlet and later came back into the store and told staff that she was never going to eat meat again. OMG that was so exciting for me to hear that! Soon I will be ordering 300 more pamphlets. That's not bad when I remember that each one of those pamphlets was taken by someone -- that's a lot of someone's each year. Thank you for your great work. It allows me to be a bearer of hopeful information in some of the most urgent of times. Practicing veganism brings an exciting and comforting peace to me.
-SC, 4/8/05

One of the things I love about leafleting is that you don't need a group or an organization. Even if you are the only activist within a 1000 mile radius, one dedicated person can do the work of dozens of groups with hundreds of members.
-Eugene Khutoryansky, Jacksonville, FL, 4/7/05

Kaya Hansen and I leafleted the UMD-College Park campus this past Wednesday, distributing over 700 booklets. We both had some really good conversations and received lots of genuine thank-you's. One woman told us that she became vegan a few years ago from a leaflet she received while walking to class on the UMD campus. She didn't remember the name of the group, but the pamphlet was promoting veganism and contained some graphic pictures. I'm guessing it was a Why Vegan!
-Dawn, 4/8/05

At right, Jessica Parry talks with a student at Penn State. Photo by Jon Camp

I like keeping up with Jon Camp's travels from [these] e-mail newsletters. I'm impressed with the impact you are attempting to have throughout the country. I often give your booklets to friends and acquaintances when I discuss my eating habits. The literature I recently ordered from VO was to provide additional fodder for immediately after a speech I gave at my Toastmasters Club. I gave an abbreviated speech about my hunting days and how I became a vegan. One friend in the Toastmasters club who spoke after me (there are "contests" every week for the best speaker) came up and said, "That's not fair! You cheated. I was crying and had to compose myself after your speech."
-TS, Bethlehem, PA, 4/9/05

Enclosed is a donation. I benefited a great deal from the Why Vegan booklet nearly three years ago. I was on the internet, and ordered one of your booklets. It really hit home. I knew I couldn't support that cruelty, and have since convinced one person to go vegetarian, and three more family members to eat meat only occasionally. Thank you for all of your tireless work and staying committed to providing a voice for the voiceless.
-MF, Chicago, IL, 4/8/05

Thank you for all of the resources you have available on the 100% vegetarian diet. Last October, we got 1000 Why Vegan booklets from you. I, along with my wife, present seminars on the Bible and better health, and we use these very informative brochures to let people know the condition of the flesh meats and products that they are eating. Last week in Florida, we spoke at a church with at least 500 members, and this Saturday we will be presenting at another church with at least 200 members.
-Ivan Campos, Eden's Way, 4/8/05


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