|Enewsletter • May 4, 2005|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Semester Closing with a Bang!
Despite a full-time job as a social worker, Joe Espinosa is now over 12,000 for this term; Jeff Boghosian and Suzanne Haws are over 4,000; Linda Bower and Danielle Marino are over 3,000. The top 11 spots are all over 1,000! Congratulations!
At right, Tyler Bower leaflets during "Take Your Child to Work" day; photo by Linda Bower.
Products of the Week: Sauce & Steak
Anne Green comments: "Everything can use some more Teriyaki Sauce! House of Tsang's works on everything from a stir-fry to a veggie burger to a salad!" Available in ethnic food sections of grocery stores.
Last week, Carnegie Mellon student MC mentioned Philly cheesesteaks. Tofurky has a "Philly Style" Steak Deli Slice (scroll down). This is great fried with onions and Follow Your Heart cheese or your favorite vegan cheese recipe!
Send your nominees for Product of the Week to firstname.lastname@example.org
Northeast Tour Summary & Thanks
-Jon Camp (leafleting here at Yale)
Between April 3rd and April 22nd,
I was back on the road, partaking
in one of my favorite activities
-- college leafleting. During this
time, I was able to leaflet 19 universities
in 7 states. With volunteer help,
11,443 Even If You Like Meat
(EIYLM) booklets were handed
directly to students of:
It is always rewarding to see our impact. At the University of Connecticut, a friend of volunteer Zaac Chaves (at right) came up to let him know that he decided to go vegan after reading the EIYLM booklet. Zaac -- who now chooses to leaflet when possible because of our positive experience -- leafleted at UCONN the following week and saw his friend again, still going strong as a vegan.
Every day had great encounters. For example, at Brown University, a man came up to me and said, "You're nuts." Rather than defending myself, I politely asked why. The man fumbled for words, and then asked me why I was spending my time working for animals. I explained that farmed animals might not have the capacity to drive a car or study advanced physics, but they do have the capacity to suffer. I stated that on factory farms, animals lead lives of prolonged misery and that we can live happy, healthy lives without contributing to this. Looking through the booklet, he conceded that I had some good points, and that he would consider this information.
This email might better illustrate leafleting's positive results:
And this e-mail shows just how far-reaching the influences of our efforts are!
Thanks so much to those who leafleted with me, who housed me, and to all of you who continue to fund our outreach efforts. Only because of you, each semester we're able to make the animals' case to tens of thousands of students -- at a time so crucial in their development.