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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  March 29, 2006

 

I received your brochure at the University of Maryland, College Park. I haven't eaten meat for six days...my girlfriend stopped eating meat the same day.
-DT, Hyatsville, MD, 3/21/06

Notes from Vegan Outreach

New Tour for Jon Camp

Starting April 6th, Jon Camp will embark on a five-week tour from Maryland to Illinois. He plans to leaflet the following: Frostburg State U of MD, Penn State, West Virginia U, U of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, California U of PA, Clarion U of PA, Indiana U of PA, Kent State, Youngstown State, U of Akron, Cleveland State, U of Toledo, Bowling Green State U, Eastern MI, U of MI, MI State, Central MI, Notre Dame, IN U South Bend, U of WI Madison, U of WI Milwaukee, U of WI Whitewater, U of WI Parkside, U of WI Oshkosh, Columbia College (Chicago), and Northwestern U.

Jon has already found housing for most nights of this tour, but will need a place to stay close to U of Toledo, Bowling Green State U, MI State, Central MI, and Notre Dame. If you would be willing to house this courteous young man for 1 or 2 nights, please email jon at veganoutreach.org. Also, please email Jon if you would like to leaflet with him at any of his stops throughout this tour or if you would like for him to give a talk to your local or student group. Thank you!

Attention: Phoenix, Arizona!

Matt Ball, Vegan Outreach co-founder and and author of A Meaningful Life, and How Vegan will be speaking on Saturday, April 15 at the Arizona State University's Memorial Union (MU on this map, section F-4), Navajo room (#219, second floor), from 2:00-4:30.

 

Product of the Week

Mallory McMahon relates: "I used to eat cookie dough right out of the tube. Upon becoming vegan, however, I lost this indulgence, and if I wanted cookie dough as a treat I was forced to mix up a batch from scratch in order to enjoy it! And then I discovered Moo-Cluck brand vegan chocolate chip cookie dough! It can be purchased at Pangea or the Moo-Cluck website. Of course none of my cookie dough made it into the oven… it was either eaten straight from the tube or mixed in with vanilla soy ice cream!"

Send your nominees for Product of the Week to info (at) veganoutreach.org; previous products can be found here.

 

Notes from All Over

Factory Farming: A Moral Issue

excerpt: "In the United States somewhere between 20 million and 40 million birds and mammals are killed for research every year ... 40 million represents less than two days’ toll in America’s slaughterhouses, which kill about 10 billion animals each year. The overwhelming majority of these animals have spent their entire lives confined inside sheds, never going outdoors for a single hour. Their suffering isn't just for a few hours or days, but for all their lives.

"Chickens, reared in sheds that hold 20,000 birds, now are bred to grow so fast that most of them develop leg problems because their immature bones cannot bear the weight of their bodies. Professor John Webster of the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Science said: 'Broilers are the only livestock that are in chronic pain for the last 20 percent of their lives. They don't move around, not because they are overstocked, but because it hurts their joints so much.'"

 

Super Vegan!

A wide-ranging blog from our friends at Lantern Books.

 

Notes from Our Members

Thank you for helping me to open my heart and mind. Through your email newsletters, I have made one of the most important decisions in my life: to become vegan.
-DA, 3/19/06

I volunteered to organize a Meatout event here in the South Bay, and what better activity than leafleting a college? I had a few people RVSP in the positive, but no one actually showed up. This demonstrates one of the things I like most about AAC leafleting. Even if only one person is there, you can still be effective. The more people the better, of course, because you can hand out even more leaflets, but the absence of others doesn't hinder the lone leafleter. Many other popular AR activities (protests, etc.) depend on a group of people to be effective. Not so with leafleting!
     Today was a great day of leafleting. One female student took the booklet and sat down on a nearby bench to read it. After she had finished, she asked me (rather emotionally) what she could do to help. She said she was already about 50% vegetarian, but now she knew that she needed to go 100%. She had "no idea how bad things really were," and she was pleased to get the GCFE. After I walked away, she read the GCFE and showed the Even If to her boyfriend who arrived a few minutes later.
     Another woman took the booklet and said, "Congratulations!" I gave her a questioning look. "Because you're great!" she said. She then said she received the VO newsletter and was "totally behind [us]." I gave her a GCFE.
-Suzanne Haws, 3/21/06

Tonite at Cirque du Soleil, I handed out about 300 Why Vegans, and at the 30 Seconds To Mars concert, another 300 Why Vegans. At the concert one guy told me, "Cows just eat and shit, and that's all they're good for." I replied, "I don't think the cows see it that way." He then took a Why Vegan from me.
     Later in the evening, a guy threw a pamphlet at me. Another guy standing nearby told me that I took that very well. I told him that I get stuff like that all the time, so I am used to it. A few minutes later, the guy who threw the pamphlet motioned for me to come over to him, and we had a nice conversation.
-Eugene Khutoryansky, Houston, TX, 3/11/06

 

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