|Enewsletter • November 30, 2005|
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Notes from Vegan Outreach
The Gift That Keeps Giving
Through the first eleven months of 2005, Vegan Outreach activists have already distributed 25% more booklets than all of 2004 -- well over 3/4 of a million! Each one of these booklets has life-altering potential.
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Product of the Week
Virgil Butler recommends this website (previously mentioned for their peanut butter cups):
"Although we have tried many of the fake meats in grocery stores, their price was just high enough that we often considered some of them a luxury item. Luckily we were introduced to the Not! 'meats' from Dixiediner.com. These are dehydrated non-GMO soy meat alternatives that are so easy to store. You can buy them in all flavors -- 'beef' (crumbles, chunks, and strips), 'chicken' (chunks and strips), 'ham,' and even 'tuna.' Since we live in a rural area with few vegan options, this was a godsend to us.
"You just mix
the 'meat' with an equal amount
of water and boil until the water
is absorbed to rehydrate, or simply
toss a handful in to any kind of
soup you are cooking. They would
be great either for single people
or large groups, and especially
Notes from All Over
Letter published in British Medical Journal arguing: "The time is right for vets and doctors to join together to examine the case for radical reform of current food policy."
excerpt: "Sizzlin' steak from a petri dish? That concept is cooking in the Labs of the Medical University of South Carolina."
Note: One of the in vitro meat researchers encouraged the CBS reporter to visit a chicken, turkey, or pig CAFO, but the reporter found that none were willing to be filmed.
Heather Mills McCarntey has taped a public service announcement regarding turkeys for Viva!USA. Viva! needs help getting the PSA aired. Click here to see the PSA and for more information.
Notes from Our Members
I am currently a Freshman
at Towson University in Towson,
Maryland. I recently received a
pamphlet at my college on your organization.
I read through it and it really
had an impact on me. I am looking
to get involved in an Animal Welfare
club at Towson University, but I
would love to help raise awareness
for Vegan Outreach and show others
the cruelty being done to animals..
My boyfriend and I
finally jumped in [and made our
leafleting debut] at Malaspina in
Nanaimo, British Columbia (at right;
photo by John Bowers). All the fears
dissolved as soon as I started and
I remember walking over to my boyfriend
and saying "This is a piece
of cake!" It was an invigorating,
enlightening experience and I am
so thankful to Vegan Outreach for
providing us advocates with great
literature and a means of doing
something really concrete to help
Passing through the
frozen foods area
on my way to pick up some Soy Delicious,
I saw an Earthfare employee walk
up to the Tofurky case and exclaim
aloud about those things selling
like crazy. When I asked him about
it, he said he'd just restocked
the Tofurky an hour ago, and already
more than half of them were gone
again. As he put more in the case,
I saw three other people walk up
and get their own Tofurky.