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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  March 7, 2007

 

Notes from Vegan Outreach

YOWSA!

Already this term, Adopt a College activists have handed out over 141,000 booklets directly to college students on campuses across North America.

At right, Joe Espinosa, who recently passed out his 75,000th booklet, leaflets at Eastern Illinois University; photo by Matt Ball.

Overall distribution for 2007 has smashed through the 300,000 mark already! For reference, this is more than all of 2000 -- in fewer than 65 days! Thanks to everyone who has made this possible!

 

Jack Norris on Erik's Diner

Erik Marcus interviews Vegan Outreach's President Jack Norris, R.D., on the March 6 episode. See Vegan.com for the interview.

 

Vegans, Shows, and Rock-and-Roll

Last week's link to this article didn't work for everyone; corrected URL here.

 

Product, Shop, & Nutrient of the Week

Bruce F: Johnny Rockets Streamliner -- best restaurant veggie burger -- is buy one, get one free for March with this coupon!

Jenna C: We should give a shout-out to the long-time Vegan Outreach supporters at Snooty Jewelry.

Jack Norris: Get your Iron here!

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

 

Notes from All Over

VegDining to Expand Support

In December, VegDining will announce support valued at up to $75,000 US to promote the work of up to 50 vegetarian groups around the world, as determined by visitors to VegDining.com. To learn more and make a nomination, visit VegDining!

 

One Bite at a Time: A Beginner's Guide to Conscious Eating

excerpt: "I hear from a lot of people who wanted help in making the transition to a vegetarian (or mostly vegetarian) diet. Let's face it: If you've been eating meat all your life, this change can be daunting just to think about, let alone act on. Happily, it's easier than ever today to make the transition from meat-eater to vegetarian, and the following suggestions should help even the most die-hard carnivores make the switch."

 

More Great Victories!

And the hits just keep on coming!

 

Humans' Beef with Livestock: A Warmer Planet

excerpt: "'Livestock [which includes birds and pigs -ed] are one of the most significant contributors to today's most serious environmental problems,' Henning Steinfeld, senior author of the report, said when the FAO findings were released in November. Livestock are responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse-gas emissions as measured in carbon dioxide equivalent, reports the FAO. This includes 9 percent of all CO2 emissions, 37 percent of methane, and 65 percent of nitrous oxide. Altogether, that's more than the emissions caused by transportation."

 

Birds Plan

excerpt: "Clever scrub jays can plan on saving tasty treats for the future and do it in a way that shows they are truly planning ahead, British researchers reported on Wednesday."

 

Feedback from Our Members

Brad King and I tabled, showing factory farm footage and leafletting with Vegan Outreach materials on Lincoln Road Mall Sunday night. There were often crowds of people staying to watch Meet Your Meat on the video (at right) and asking questions. Many people seemed absolutely convinced that they wanted to change their diet. Very satisfying.
-Linda Bower, 3/5/07

At the University of Iowa today, one man came up to tell me that he grew up in a farming region of Iowa, and that he has always been against factory farming and such. Furthermore, he used to do construction work and quit the company he was working for on moral grounds once they got contracted out to build a pig farm full of gestation crates. He looked through the booklet and said that it was completely accurate, mentioning that he had seen several pigs with ruptures like the one in the EI booklet.
-Jon Camp, 2/27/07

I thought you might like to know that one of his converted vegans is in your [Anne Green's] class. The Why Vegan pamphlet really impressed me. Though [my vegan friend who gave me the booklet] brought up some very thoughtful points, I wasn't completely sold on why I should seriously entertain being vegan until I read the Why Vegan pamphlet. Thus my vegan days began.
      When you said that Vegan Outreach is your husband's non-profit, I thought he might find it neat to know that his pamphlets made it all the way out to Reno, Nevada back in 1998/1999 and made an impression.
-VS, 2/27/07

Our Save the World club is going really well! I'm in charge of the club, and three teachers said it was a great idea. We're having a vegetarian week starting tomorrow at school -- we have hung up posters and we're going to make announcements about it. We're going to also be handing out flyers in front of the school as people go in. My friend and I put one of your brochures in each teacher's mailbox here at school. We have overheard so many teachers saying that this is such an amazing booklet, that they are glad that they got it because now they know what really goes on.
-MC, Elmhurst, NY, 3/3/07

At Pasadena City College, two girls walked past, telling me "No thanks." They walked a little ways and then stopped. I faintly heard one of them say, "But I really need to know." Then one of the girls came back to me and said, "I didn't want one because I know how sad it is. But, I really should read it. It's really something that I should know."
-Stewart Solomon, 2/28/07

I've always been against animal cruelty of any kind. Recently, I received one of your booklets -- I had no idea it was that brutal for them! It hurts me to know how humans could do that to an animal, without any remorse. Please send me booklets to give out to people, because just like I was impacted by a booklet, many people could face the reality of what's happening.
-TC, El Paso, TX, 3/6/07

I was given a copy of your brochure containing photos and descriptions of factory farming. Many of the sadistic practices were news to me. Now I'm trying to become a vegetarian with the help of your brochure.
-LP, Pittsburgh, PA 3/1/07

 

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All donations are tax-deductible.

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