|Enewsletter • November 2, 2005|
This issue sponsored by Anton Levin Wilderness Photographs:
distributed 868 copies
of Even If You Like Meat
at Old Dominion University today.
I met one girl who was explaining
how she didn't think this was a
winnable battle and that we should
stick to other animal campaigns.
But later in the day, after she
had read the brochure, she came
back to say that she thought it
would work. She promised to 'do
Notes from Vegan Outreach
101 Vegan Outreach members have donated $14,004.50 of the $19,000 needed for the next printing. Thanks so much to everyone who has contributed so far! (Erin Marcus leaflets at University of Maryland, Baltimore County; photo by Jon Camp.) Below, you can read recent stories of success that your past donations have helped bring about. (For example, you can see this website about CAA's success with using Why Vegan as part of their Veg Week.)
PLEASE NOTE: At current distribution rates, at some point in the next week, Vegan Outreach will no longer be able to fill every order until we reach our $19,000 goal and can do this new printing of 250,000 booklets.
Please help us print more!
You can make a tax-deductible donation securely on-line (please state that your donation is for the printing -- we'll continue to post running totals), or send a check or money order to:
Vegan Outreach | P.O. Box 38492 | Pittsburgh, PA 15238
New Nutrition Article Available
You Don't Need to be a Biochemist to Understand Nutrition, by Jack Norris, RD.
November Print Newsletter Available
Products of the Week
Jack Norris writes: "Blood sugar low? These will wake you up -- rice krispie treats made with the marshmallows from Pangea, the only vegan marshmallow on the market at this time. They even have a recipe on the bag, are easy to make, and delicious!"
Rachel Haugley offers: "My suggestion is aimed at all the moms (and dads): 'Tofutti Kids' are wonderful -- it's an ice-cream dessert with either strawberry, lime or orange coating (reminiscent of 'dilly bar' coating). These are awesome! Kudos to Tofutti for staying on top of their game!"
Notes from All Over
New Humane Farming Association Investigations
"There was one downed sow who laid there for close to a month. The feed was just thrown in there. Feed was piled up around her head about two inches thick. The tears from her eye got covered up with feed. Her eye was encrusted with feed. When she died it was a pretty rotten mess."
Today, I had a number
of people tell me
that they are now vegetarian / vegan
as a result of my handing them a
booklet last month. One woman whose
words I remember said, "You
gave me one last time and now I'm
totally vegetarian." One male
student to whom I had previously
given a Why Vegan stopped
and told me that "people are
talking about this booklet on campus."
I was pleased to hear of this unexpected
bonus that students were talking
to one another about farmed animal
issues, and to know that I helped
plant those seeds.
I was handed the Even
If You Like Meat
guide at my Cal State
Long Beach campus. After reading
it, I decided to become vegetarian.
Today is only my fourth day, but
it's a start.
Well, I finally did
it! Steve Kaufman
and I handed out over 500 Even
If You Like Meat pamphlets
at Cleveland State University. I
feel so good that I overcame my
fear of doing this. It was fantastic
to see many students walking around
campus while intently reading the
Even If brochures. I spoke
to several people who said they
read it cover to cover and had no
idea just how horrible conditions
for farm animals have become. One
guy was especially shocked by what
Every day, we
have people out doing vegan outreach
with Why Vegan in San Diego.
Today two of our outreach folks
went to a local college campus and
the other two went to a grocery
store. Almost all of the college
kids stopped, took a Why Vegan,
and signed up to receive more info.
At the grocery store, at least three
people independently stated that
they were going to go veg because
of our efforts!
I posted your "How
to an on-line veganism group, and
got this response: "Thanks
a lot for the article. That's 100%
true! I tend to be maybe too ...
extreme and discourage people from
veganism rather than making them
want to change. This article REALLY
makes me think!"