|Enewsletter • December 21, 2005|
This issue sponsored by DownBound:
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Looking Back, Looking Ahead
This is the last eNewsletter for 2005, far-and-away the best year for Vegan Outreach's unique and cutting-edge efforts for the animals. For example, in the spring, the Adopt a College activists set a new distribution record, which was then promptly shattered in the fall.
Overall, Vegan Outreach sent out more than 860,000 booklets during the year. Even if you assume the per-booklet rate of change to be a mere 1 in 100, millions and millions of animals have been spared the horrors of factory farms and industrial slaughterhouses!
We are extremely grateful to everyone who supports the hard work of creating grassroots change for the animals. Keep in mind: thousands and thousands of people will be spending this holiday season as vegetarians, only because of your support and efforts!
You can help make 2006 even better by making a special, tax-deductible year-end gift. It doesn't take much to be a millionaire for the animals!
Just click here -- in only a minute you can send the animals -- human and non -- the best present ever: a more compassionate world!
Thanks again from everyone at Vegan Outreach!
Attention South: Help Jon Camp Help Animals!
Jon Camp is in the planning stages of a six-week college outreach tour through the south starting January 23. He is in special need of housing in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee (Nashville region), and in the Austin and College Station regions of Texas. If you would be willing to house this courteous young man for 1 to 3 nights, this would help ensure the success of the tour, allowing him to reach thousands and thousands more students with the plight of today's farmed animals. Please email him at jon at veganoutreach.org.
Jack Norris Talks about Adopt a College on Erik's Diner
In addition to other stories, you can hear Jack at minute 24 of the December 15th show.
Feedback Wanted / MySpace Page
We want to hear from you. For example:
Please email us and let us know: suggestions at veganoutreach.org.
Also, if you are a MySpace user, feel free to visit the Vegan Outreach profile and link to us!
Again with Arizona
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!
Holiday Office Schedule
The Vegan Outreach office will be staffed irregularly from December 24 to January 5.
Notes from All Over
Also from vegan.com -- "Humpback nuzzled her saviors in thanks after they untangled her from crab lines."
New Children's Book
SK Publishing announces Benny Brontosaurus Goes to a Party.
Notes from Our Members
really agree with
you about reaching college and high
school students because they are
at an age when they can accept new
information and be able to take
a different course. Plus -- they
will be shopping for families soon!
I just got your materials
and was very impressed. I've already
been handing them out and have plans
to donate for more. I was truly
inspired by your article "A
Meaningful Life." I'm a
newbie vegan (May 2005), so I tend
to get very radical and want to
boycott everything. I read your
article, chuckled to myself, and
decided I need to stop being the
negative-impact vegan. I totally
love your organization's philosophy
on advocacy and agree the focus
needs to remain on animal cruelty
and nothing else. I want to do all
I can to help end the suffering.
I recently leafleted
at an anti-war hip hop show. Nearly
everyone accepted a leaflet with
interest and enthusiasm, with one
girl thanking me for being out there
-- apparently she had never met
another vegan in her life. I also
gave a leaflet to the mayoral candidate
for the Green party from Minneapolis'
last elections and two of the rappers
who performed. One of them -- Truth
Maze from Micronauts -- used to
be vegan, and started eating fish
recently. He said he wants to give
it a shot again and was really happy
to see me passing out pamphlets.