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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  December 21, 2005


This issue sponsored by DownBound:

When I was a teenager, my greatest ambition was to one day be a millionaire. [Later] I adapted the millionaire concept for purposes of activism... I wanted to [keep] a million animals out of slaughterhouses....
    But is it realistic to think that a typical person could keep a million animals from slaughter? Absolutely! ... At two thousand animals saved per new vegetarian, this means that during your life, if you convince five hundred young people to become vegetarian, a million animals will be saved.
-Erik Marcus, Meat Market, pp. 118-119; full quote here.


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


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:

  • What would you like to see changed about the eNewsletter?
  • What was your favorite essay or link of the past year?

Please email us and let us know:

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

Humpback Whale Rescue

Also from -- "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

I 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!
-NH, Alexandria, VA, 12/15/05

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.
-CH, Hendersonville, TN, 12/15/05

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.
    The next day, Freeman Wicklund and I passed out roughly 600 Even If You Like Meat leaflets to a swarm of 10-15 year old girls at a large concert showcase, which included Ashlee Simpson. This was an ideal demographic, and I could see that many of the girls were notably impacted by the pamphlet. A few of them thought it was "cool" that people were passing out leaflets on vegetarianism.
    Earlier this month, Matt Sexter and I distributed about 250 EI pamphlets as the Dashboard Confessional concert let out. The demographic was pretty much all high school and college aged. I even heard one high-school-looking guy say that he went vegetarian this past summer after reading an EI pamphlet, and several women were really excited to get pamphlets from me.
-Gilbert Schwartz, CAA, 12/12/05


Every Donation Prevents Suffering

Vegan Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the suffering of farmed animals by promoting informed, ethical eating.

All donations are tax-deductible.

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