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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  February 14, 2007

 

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Adopt a College Powers On!

Despite cold weather across much of the country, Adopt a College Activists have been reaching thousands of new people every day. Over 85,000 booklets have been distributed so far this term -- nearly 30,000 more than last year at this time!

Thanks to everyone for their dedication to taking the message of the animals' plight right to more individuals.

At right, Mary Lawrence leaflets at Yale; photo by Jenna Calabrese.

 

Product of the Week

Anonymous: Good Karma's Organic Rice Cream Single Serve Sundae Cups are amazing! Kosher, trans-fat-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and the company claims to "support green farming" and to donate some of their profits to ending world hunger. Well, they just ended my hunger!

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

 

Notes from All Over

Meatout 2007!

On or around March 20 -- the first day of spring -- thousands of caring people in all 50 US states and around the world will hold informative and educational events for The Great American Meatout. Events will include colorful 'lifestivals,' street theater, lectures, public dinners, cooking demos, food samplings, leafleting, information tables, and a Congressional Reception in Washington, DC. You can learn more here; if you are going to distribute Vegan Outreach booklets for your event, please order them by March 1.

 

More Companies Announce Confinement Phase-Outs

 

Feedback from Our Members

Why Vegan was the fly that derailed the train. I am now an extremely proud vegetarian and wanting to spread the word.
-NK, Cleveland, OH, 2/8/07

At my talk at the University of Texas, Pan American, a med student mentioned to me that he had been good friends with a vegetarian woman for a long time. She had given him the case for vegetarianism, showed him graphic images, etc., but none of this convinced him. About eight months ago, she gave him an Even If You Like Meat booklet. For his first time, he came to think that this might not have to be an all-or-nothing endeavor. He tried going a few days a week without meat, got used to this, and came to realize that there was no good reason he couldn't do this on a daily basis. He's now been veg for about 7 months.
-Jon Camp, 2/9/07

My best encounter at Rio Hondo College today was after a guy politely questioned me, obviously searching for a weak spot that he could delve for. Then a second guy came up to him holding an EI which I had given him earlier. "Hey man. I heard you speak about morality the other day, and this stuff (pointing to the EI) is exactly what I was thinking of! Right on, man!"
-Stewart Solomon, 2/6/07

While we were leafleting today at Southern University and A&M (at right; photo by Monica Ferroe), I found the students at this historically African American school are by far the most open-minded individuals vis-a-vis this material that I have ever encountered. Dozens of students came up to us saying how shocked, sickened, and outraged they were by the treatment of animals. I overheard countless conversations about the booklet and heard "vegetarian" and "vegan" from students throughout the day. One student asked for a booklet, and, upon opening it up, said, "I don't want to eat meat again after seeing this!" One student wanted to know who to protest to -- I told him he could eat less meat and also ask his grocery store to carry cage-free eggs. Notably, I did not receive a single rude comment all day.
-Victor Tsou, 2/9/07

Exchange of the day at MIT:

Jenna: Brochure against animal cruelty?
Student: Oh, no, I get those things all the time.
Jenna: Did you read it?
Student: (somewhat embarrassed) Well, no...
Jenna: Then it's your lucky day. It's really good information. Here's one you can actually read.
Student: (takes an EI) I'll give it a shot.

-Jenna Calabrese, 2/9/07

 

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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