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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  May 2, 2007

 

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Thanks!

Because of your generosity, Vegan Outreach will receive the entire $20,000 April matching challenge amount. Thanks so much!

This money will allow Vegan Outreach to print more literature to keep up with record demand. Adopt a College has passed 300,000 for the term, and is quickly closing in on last Fall's record. Every day, thousands of new people are receiving a detailed and documented account of the realities of modern agribusiness, as well as steps they can take to help end the cruelty.

Also, veteran activist Freeman Wicklund (at right; photo by Jon Camp) has written an interesting blog post about leafleting: "Scatter Tracts Like Raindrops."

 

Product of the Week

Christina: Oh my goodness -- Tofurky Jurky is the best stuff ever! Especially the peppered kind!

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

 

Notes from All Over

Vegetarian Cuisine Gains Mainstream Momentum

excerpt: "Once a network of grungy, obscure cafes, the vegetarian and vegan experience in some cities has blossomed on par with its carnivorous counterparts, complete with Zagat ratings and celebrity clienteles. Part of the transformation is a result of advances in cooking that allow chefs to prepare proteins such as tofu with a taste and texture similar to meat. They can do the same thing with tempeh, which consists of fermented soybeans with a more grainy texture, and seitan, a concentrated wheat gluten. Experts also credit the rise to an expanding global pantry, where vegetarian dishes are no longer relegated to the back of a menu, but they have become main-plate specials."

 

Global Warming and Willingness to Change

relevant excerpt: "On this 37th Earth Day, most Pennsylvanians think global warming is an inconvenient truth, but not many are willing to be inconvenienced enough to do anything about it. Only 41 percent said they'd be willing to drive a hybrid car or install solar panels; 38 percent were willing to wash dishes by hand; 30 percent were willing to stop eating meat."

30 percent!

 

Feedback from Our Members

I am [distributing your literature] in my middle school classroom. My students this year have showed a curiosity and interest in my veganism, and the pamphlets have been a great resource in answering their questions. Some of them were even inspired to write persuasive essays on why we shouldn't eat meat!
-DM, Providence, RI, 4/26/07

At right, Doug of Compassion for Animals leaflets at a concert; photo by Andre.

I was given one of your pamphlets between classes and didn't think much of it at first glance until it almost reached the garbage can. I almost threw it away because I was horrified by what I saw on the cover, but, then I realized, that was the very reason why I SHOULD read it.
-KS, Portland, OR, 4/21/07

I'm glad I saw the Vegan Outreach brochure on our campus. It has opened my eyes to the horrible cruelty of farm animals and I have since become a vegetarian. I hope your program continues to grow and get the word out about this terrible truth.
-DT, Greensboro, NC, 5/1/07

At the University of Central Florida, we had many great encounters, including a discussion with a hunter who then agreed to read the booklet. I met one person who went vegan after receiving an Even If last semester. A young woman took a booklet from Dean and about an hour later came back. She said she had gone to her dorm room and checked out VO's website. She said it was very informative and had great sources. She seemed extremely excited and said she definitely wanted to go vegetarian. Dean gave her a GCFE and AML.
-Jodi Chemes, 4/24/07

While leafleting at John Jay today, Matt and I had the following exchanges:

Matt: Brochure against animal cruelty?
Student: (takes it) Sorry man, I'm about to go eat a burger.
Student: (passing by again later) Okay, you convinced me, I had a veggie burger instead!

Jenna: Brochure against animal cruelty?
Student: (looking through the brochure) I can't believe they do this stuff!
Jenna: It's pretty horrifying.
Student: I might not eat meat ever again!
Jenna: That sounds like a good idea to me. (I gave them a GCFE)

-Jenna Calabrese, 4/25/07

At the University of the District of Columbia, one guy said emphatically, "Man, that's effective! <points at booklet> I've seriously cut my meat consumption down since reading it. I'm very conscious of this now." Later, a young woman essentially told me the same thing -- that she has cut her meat consumption down since reading Even If.
-Jon Camp, 5/1/07

 

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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