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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  May 4, 2005

 

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Semester Closing with a Bang!

The activists of the Adopt a College program have surpassed 100,00 pamphlets handed out to students on college campuses this semester!!

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 product@veganoutreach.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:

SUNY Binghamton
Cornell
Ithaca College
Penn State
Bloomsburg University of PA
University of Vermont
Dartmouth College
University of New Hampshire
University of MA Amherst
Boston University

MIT
Harvard University
Brown University
University of Rhode Island
Wesleyan University
Southern Connecticut State U
Yale University
University of Connecticut
Central Connecticut State U


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:

I received a booklet from someone on the Dartmouth campus, today, April 12, and came to the site. I am so thankful he was there today when I walked out of class. I have been vegetarian, but have just today decided to become vegan.
-NW, Hanover, NH, 4/12/05

And this e-mail shows just how far-reaching the influences of our efforts are!

I work at a high school and today, the subject of animals came up while I was talking to a couple of students. One of their teachers came by, and the student called her over to tell her that I was involved in animal rights. The teacher then proceeded to tell me that she had just gotten a pamphlet last week when she was at Southern Connecticut State University (finishing her teaching degree) and she can't eat meat ever again! She said she never thought about becoming veg until reading this and seeing the pictures. She said the captions with the pictures were excellent....

It's really just a fluke that I met her. Just think of all the people all of you leafleted that you might never know that you touched in such a way!
-NM, Fairfield, CT, 4/26/05

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.

 

Every Donation Prevents Suffering

Vegan Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the suffering of farmed animals by promoting informed, ethical eating.

All donations are tax-deductible.

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