|Enewsletter • June 14, 2006|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Planning Ahead: Jon Camp's Fall Schedule
Jon Camp is in the process of planning his leafleting schedule for the upcoming fall semester (starting in September). He would like to make it as far-reaching and effective as possible and will need to find housing in the following regions:
If you would be willing to house this considerate and friendly young man for 1 to 3 nights, please email jon at veganoutreach.org
Thank you so much to everyone who has housed Jon in the past. Your generosity has helped him reach over 145,000 students in the last two years while allowing Vegan Outreach to continue expanding our outreach efforts elsewhere.
Internet Help Needed!
Despite having filled out a feedback loop request with the AOL postmaster, America Online refuses to deliver Vegan Outreach's eNewsletter. We are also unable to send e-mail or reply to orders from AOL.com e-mail addresses -- even when sending from Vegan Outreach, Gmail, Comcast, SBC Global, or Yahoo email accounts.
If you know something about these issues and are able to help, please write us e-mail at aol (at) veganoutreach.org; if you write from an aol address, we won't be able to respond!
Product & Link of the Week
Alisha Hammer: "I would like to nominate Follow Your Heart Vegenaise. I have bought the Original and Grapeseed Oil versions and both are awesome. I used to miss eating garden tomato sandwiches with mayonnaise. Not any more! Vegenaise is great slathered on a burger, or used in place of mayo in your old pasta and potato salad recipes. It's a great staple for your summer vegan barbeques!"
Bonus link: Vegan Ice Cream.
Notes from All Over
Whole Foods' Animal Welfare Standards on 60 Minutes
Transcript here. Excerpt:
"In the end, what difference does it make whether you have a happy lobster or not? If the lobster's gonna be eventually dropped into boiling water, he's gonna be a dead lobster and it doesn't much matter," Rather says.
"Oh, Dan, are you gonna die someday?" Mackey replies. "Does the quality of your life not matter then? Since you're gonna eventually die? Get dropped in your own pot? At the end of the day, the quality of life is all we have, and it's just as important to that lobster, the quality of life that it lives -- even if it's not as long -- as the quality of your life."
Jack in the News
Jack the cat, that is.
Notes from Our Members
Last night I leafleted
a concert at a new theater. One
of the memorable moments was when
a couple turned down a Why Vegan,
and a police officer then told me
that I needed to be more aggressive
in handing people the pamphlets.
In my defense, I pointed out that
these were the first people to turn
me down this evening, and that so
far everyone else has taken one.
At Freshman Orientation
at the University
of Minnesota, we welcomed the students
with 200 Even If You Like Meat
booklets. My younger brother Willy
and four friends handed out 300
at Southwest High School, and then
headed to Uptown Minneapolis and
handed out another box of 300.
Why Vegan is an excellent,
startling, and informative brochure.
One friend of mine read the brochure
and signed up for the vegan diet
the same day! Please send me more
-- I think others will change their
diet with your pamphlet.
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