|Enewsletter • January 18, 2006|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
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Southern Leafleting Tour, Week 1
Next week, Jon Camp (at right) will be leafleting James Madison U, UNC Greensboro, UNC Chapel Hill, NC State, Duke, and E. Carolina U. He will then spend 5 weeks on the road, leafleting many of the large universities of SC, GA, AL, MS, LA, TX, TN (Nashville region only), KY, and WV. If you would like to leaflet with him at any point, or if you would like for him to give a talk to your student group, please email jon (at) veganoutreach.org. Thanks!
Become a Millionaire for the Animals in 2006!
-Matt Ball, co-founder of Vegan Outreach.
The easiest thing we can do to change the world for the better is, of course, to make compassionate choices every day. But if our personal vegetarianism is imperative and important -- and it certainly is, given the thousands of chickens, turkeys, pigs, lambs, and cattle we will spare from the horrors of modern animal agriculture during our lifetime -- then the influence we can have on others is at least as important. Convincing just one person to go vegetarian will double our impact!
In his book Meat Market, Erik Marcus notes that by influencing just 500 people to go vegetarian, one can be a millionaire for the animals -- that is, save a million animals from the horrors of factory farms! 500 people may seem unreasonable, but that is less than one person a month over the course of fifty years. If you assume that only 1% of the people who receive a Vegan Outreach booklet change their diet (which is conservative, given the feedback Vegan Outreach receives), you can be a millionaire by distributing just 100 copies of Why Vegan, Try Vegetarian, or Even If You Like Meat each month, or donating enough to print and distribute that many booklets.
Believing that only large groups and massive campaigns can have an impact on the world has prevented us from realizing that each of us can -- and must -- be powerful and effective advocates for the animals and a better world. Thousands of members of Vegan Outreach have changed the world, and this year, you can, too!
Notes from Our Members
It has been an amazing
week in Vancouver.
Despite the fact that it rained
every day, 16 wonderful volunteers
and I distributed 6,584 Vegan Outreach
booklets to university and college
students this week in the Vancouver
area. Those were spread among 6
schools by a great group of 16
volunteers. There were many other
volunteers and supporters that also
helped make this week so successful
-- thank you all so much!
Today at the University
of Southern California,
a young woman in a big
hurry said very quickly, "I
already got one from you; now I'm
a vegetarian. Rock on!" She
gave me a high five as she raced