|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!"
Notes from All Over
"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:
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 received my order
of Even If You Like Meat booklets.
I sent one to my sister and she
gave up eating chickens.
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
in the past from Vegan Outreach.