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reducing the suffering of farmed animals
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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  August 30, 2006


Notes from Vegan Outreach

Events Now Listed on Home Page!

Want to know what VO activists have been up to lately? You can now check the Vegan Outreach homepage, where we have a Recent Activities box that lists some of the recent outreach around the U.S. and beyond. You can report your events by emailing us.

So far in 2006, VO has sent out over 766,000 booklets, which translates to an annual distribution of 1,149,000+.

Thanks to everyone who has helped make this happen!


Real Vegan Children

Women sometimes stop being vegan when they become pregnant, either because they or their doctor thinks you cannot have a healthy vegan pregnancy. To help provide support for a vegan pregnancy, Vegan Outreach has added a page of kids whose mothers were vegan during pregnancy and who have been raised vegan.

Vegan kid Ellen Green leaflets a Carnegie Mellon student.


Thanks to Snooty Jewelry!

At AR2006, Snooty made Vegan Outreach the beneficiary of their round-up program, where customers could round the cost of their purchase up to the nearest dollar, allowing the extra amount to go to VO. Thanks!


Product of the Week

Rob McFarland: "I have gotten hooked on the new Mocha Almond flavor of Soy Delicious. It is the best thing I think I have ever had, even better than the real thing! It is mocha ice cream with a fudge swirl and almonds. So good, in fact, that it is making me fat again. I need to stop eating it for a while, but don't worry Soy Delicious, I'll be back for more. Also try the Raspberry A La Mode -- raspberry swirl in vanilla ice cream with brownie pieces. Sooo good!"

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


Notes from All Over

Room Service!

"A hen in a cage is actually not that much different from a traveler in a hotel with room service."

-Trent Loos, spokesperson for agribusiness PR front group Faces of Agriculture, in industry journal Feedstuffs, January 16, 2006; cited in The Abolitionist. Photo courtesy of COK; click for larger image.



From another industry journal, Watt Poultry (Aug. 2006), a study of dead-on-arrival broilers notes that: "The number of broilers that are loaded at the farm but arrive dead at the processing plant ranges from a few dozen per load to a substantial percentage of the flock." The study also found:

  • Macroscopic pathological lesions (large, visible injured patches of skin caused by a disease) found in 89.4% of carcasses
  • Signs of infectious diseases found in 64.9%
  • Heart/circulation disorders found in 42.4%
  • Trauma found in 29.5%


Notes from Our Members

At tonight's Nickelback Concert, Casey Constable, Michol Rantschler, and I gave away about 1,500 Why Vegans. Afterwards, as Michol and I were talking about how our actions probably led to approximately 30 new vegetarians tonight, Michol commented that since saving even just one animal in one night's work is such a remarkable accomplishment (she works a lot with companion animal issues), it is hard to believe that we really saved several thousand animals tonight.
     I told her that it is the same principle as slaughterhouses with glass walls. Most people would become vegetarians if the animals were being slaughtered right in front of them as they were eating their lunch. But, they don't have to witness it, so they continue eating meat. So, it is the same thing with leafleting. You don't actually see the animals you are saving, so it is hard to get people excited about leafleting.
-Eugene Khutoryansky, 8/25/06

I received my order of Even If You Like Meat booklets. I sent one to my sister and she gave up eating chickens.
-SM, Washington, DC, 8/25/06

Every time I've leafleted this week, I've seen students (including several today) either stop in the middle of the path, reading EI, or sit down reading the whole thing through. This week, several people have come over and asked for pamphlets for their friends. One man came up to me on Tuesday and said, "Definitely, definitely going to reduce." One man came up to me today, saying he was vegan and had ordered the GCFE in the past from Vegan Outreach.
-Victor Tsou, 8/24/06


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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