|Enewsletter • December 14, 2005|
This issue sponsored by DownBound:
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Another Record-Setting Semester!
We note with great pride that over 110 activists and organizations have set another Adopt a College leafleting record: more than 165,000 booklets have been distributed this term! This brings the total since Aug. 1, 2003 to 455,000+.
At right, Kaya Hanson leaflets at the University of Maryland; photo by Dawn.
Based on our estimates, these efforts have led to over 11,000 new vegetarians and vegans, who, over the next 50 years, will spare nearly 20,000,000 mammals and birds from the terrible cruelties of factory farms and industrial slaughterhouses!
Overall, Vegan Outreach has distributed well over 850,000 booklets so far in 2005.
Thanks so much to everyone who has made this possible!
There have been some server problems of late, so if you have tried to submit an order or contact Vegan Outreach recently and have not heard back, please try again. Thanks.
Your Feedback Wanted!
As we get towards the new year, we want to hear from you. For example:
Please email us and let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!!
Talk in Tucson!
Matt Ball, co-founder of Vegan Outreach and author of A Meaningful Life and "How Vegan" will be speaking at the Grant Rd. (at Campbell) Bookmans in Tucson, on Monday, January 2, from 5:30 - 7:00. There will be an extensive Q & A, and vegan snacks. All are welcome!
It is often noticed, but rarely discussed, that flatulence can be a significant problem for some people who eat a more whole-foods diet. Solgar's Vegetarian Digestive Aid is a true blessing for those folks -- especially new vegetarians and those who like Gimme Lean and/or veggie chili! You can find them at health-food stores and on-line (e.g., House of Nutrition). Warning -- don't buy any past or near their expiration date.
Notes from All Over
"What do you eat?"
Even limited to a lunchbox, there are tremendous options!
Notes from Our Members
I was just given a
pamphlet by one of
your volunteers, and I wanted to
commend your organization. Although
I'm not a vegan, I love animals,
and want to work toward the end
of their suffering. It's nice to
see that your organization sees
a middle ground. I will immediately
cut my meat consumption in half,
and I am proud to now be a supporter
of Vegan Outreach.
Yesterday I leafleted
at University of South Florida.
I just moved to Florida a week ago,
and this is the last week of classes.
Within 30 minutes, I handed out
150 EIYLMs, and that was
all I brought with me. I was wishing
I had more. Wow, what a rewarding
30 minutes! I can't wait until classes
start again so I can go back!
At American University
today, I handed out
525 EI (+a stack of 10
EI + 8 GCFE)
in three hours, and David Benzaquen
distributed 280 EI (+a
stack of 20 EI) in a bit
over an hour.
today, I distributed
2,327 EI, 15 GCFE,
& 4 AML
Leafleting at the mall
today, a man took a Why Vegan
and walks a bit down the street
before opening it. Then he, his
wife, and his four kids all huddle
around the pamphlet intently reading
it. After about a minute of this,
one of the kids runs back to get
some more pamphlets. I gave him
a few more Why Vegans and
a Guide to Cruelty Free Eating.
In a separate incident with a different
family, the kids were reading the
pamphlet with a sense of awe. Their
mother was looking on and telling
them that this is where we get our
pork chops, hot dogs, etc.