|Enewsletter • November 16, 2005|
issue sponsored by DownBound:
James Madison University
today, Aashish Bhimani and I handed
out over 1200 copies of Even
If You Like Meat. We had at
least an 80% acceptance rate, lots
of people thanking us for being
there, etc. Aashish overheard someone
telling his friend how he really
liked that it wasn't an all or nothing
approach, concluding that he felt
he could actually do something about
cruelty to animals.
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Already in 2005, Vegan Outreach has sent over over 710,000 copies of our booklets -- nearly 100,000 more than all of 2004!
Each one of these booklets has the potential to create much change -- being read by and shared with the consumers, voters, and leaders of tomorrow.
Products of the Week
MacKenzie Barrett writes: "If you miss peanut butter cups, try the 'Beanit Butter Cup Mix' from Dixie Diners' Club. It comes as a mix, and makes 25 small size peanut butter cups that taste just like the ones I used to buy before becoming vegan!"
And if looking for a holiday treat for a new vegan or budding activist, keep Meat Market in mind. VegNews said: "Erik Marcus' Meat Market radically redefines what it means to be an effective animal advocate in the 21st century."
Notes from All Over
Activist Profile from CAA's eNewsletter
excerpt: "Although Ben Acaso had heard a little bit about how animals were raised in factory farms, it wasn't until reading Matthew Ball's essay 'A Meaningful Life' that Ben decided to focus his time and energy advocating on behalf of farmed animals.... Ben has distributed thousands of pamphlets raising awareness on the plight of animals raised for food, distributing nearly 2,000 pamphlets at local colleges this semester alone! Ben is kept motivated by his many encounters with people who have gone veg after reading one of these pamphlets. 'The small time commitment [of distributing pamphlets] brings a huge payoff,' says Ben. 'With every person who decides to reduce or eliminate animal products from their diets, thousands of animals can be spared from the horrors of factory farms.'"
Notes from Our Members
recently got this message from a
know, I was handed this booklet
on animals and how they are processed
for the purposes of food consumption,
and it's terrible. I understand
why you do what you do, and I respect
it a great deal."
At right, Nick "The Friendly Giant" Lesiecki leaflets at San Jose State; picture by Suzanne Haws.
I am a student at Mount
San Antonio College
in Walnut, CA, and yesterday, I
stopped by a booth on my campus
where they were handing out a booklet
titled Even If You Like Meat.
I found the booklet to be quite
educational because it made me aware
of the cruelty that animals such
as pigs, birds, and turkeys go through
in order for us humans to survive
so to speak. Obviously, we have
other alternatives to eating meat,
but we ignore them. All of the pictures
shown in the booklet are very disturbing,
because we are neglecting animals,
who cannot speak for themselves.
Now, I am very interested in becoming
a veggie for the sake of these animals.
at Indiana U of PA,
I handed out 600 Even Ifs,
and a few Guides.
At one point, a man a little distance
away was loudly saying: "Brochure
on animal cruelty on paper that
destroyed wildlife?" Before
he could go on, I quickly walked
over to him and in a calm and friendly
manner stated, "Sir, these
booklets were printed on recycled
paper with soy ink. And just so
you know what this is about, here,"
handing him a booklet. He got embarrassed
and said he was just joking around
(which was a lie), and I said it
was no problem whatsoever Dale Carnegie
would have classified this as the
virtue of letting others save face).
The guy ended up staying there while
his friends dispersed, reading the
booklet quite intensely for at least
five to ten minutes and left reading