from Vegan Outreach
The Six Million
Earlier this week, Vegan Outreach
passed the six million booklet milestone!
of the hard work and generous support
of you, our members, Vegan Outreach
is reaching more and more people
every year. Every day, we are taking
the animals' case right to the public,
in a detailed and documented fashion.
At right, Bionic Leafleter
Col. Jon Camp hands out one of his
100,000+ booklets of the past year;
photo by Freeman Wickland.
Modern agribusiness depends on
hiding the realities of factory
farms and industrial slaughterhouses.
Vegan Outreach is dedicated to exposing
these hidden realities, so as to
end the brutal exploitation the
animals suffer every day. We will
continue to do our best to allow
everyone and anyone, in any situation,
to be the most effective advocate
for animals possible.
To learn more, see this
article about leafleting,
featuring Vegan Outreach's Jon Camp.
Also, VO's Jenna Calabrese was recently
about her activism.
Vegan Outreach's new mailing address
P.O. Box 30865
Tucson, AZ 85751-0865
The office will be in transition
for the next few weeks, so any orders
during this time may be delayed.
The next issue of this e-newsletter
will also be delayed.
Norris will be speaking, with Jon
Camp & Jenna Calabrese tabling
Rights 2007, July 19-23
in Los Angeles.
Matt Ball will be speaking, with
Jon & Jenna tabling at Taking
Action for Animals,
July 28-30 in Washington, DC.
If you are attending, please be
sure to look us up!
Product of the Week
Francesca reports: I recently
spent two weeks in the United States
and discovered a wonderful vegan
100% organic spread called Earth
Balance. It is light
and buttery. I do so wish we had
it in Australia!
Send your nominees for Product
of the Week to product
(at) veganoutreach (dot) org;
previous products can be found here.
Notes from All
"Some of our most important
victories for animals have been
state laws barring cruel practices
-- such as horse slaughter, confining
young calves and breeding pigs in
crates so small they canít even
turn around, and force-feeding of
ducks and geese to make foie gras.
Should Congress be able to block
all such laws?" Read
"From now until the end of
October 2007 (World Vegetarian Month),
if you have an active, purchased
VegDining Card or VegDining login
account, you can nominate any two
vegetarian groups that you'd like
us to support. Groups will receive
$1 US of support for each nomination
received, up to a maximum of $5,000
US per group." Read
from the New
York Times: ""As
soon as Isabella came home from
school and opened their cage, [Chirp]
would politely stand aside to let
Cheep emerge. If she wandered out
of his sight, he would squawk and
scurry off to find her. Then Cheep
would reappear with Chirp at her
heels, jump up on Isabella's arm
and hold still to be scratched under
would observe these proceedings
with a cocked head and a quizzical
stare, but when Isabella reached
down to give him equal time, he
would step back -- too shy, or too
proud, to admit he too wanted to
be touched -- and make her chase
coined the phrase 'dumb cluck' never
met our chickens. All I had to do
was open the refrigerator door and
both would come running."
"Sales of organic milk are
soaring, but watchdogs say some
of the dairy products shoppers are
consuming may not be as earth-friendly
as the labels purport. A large [10,000-cow]
dairy in Tulare County recently
became the first in California to
have its organic certification suspended
because it violated organic standards."
Feedback from Our
Leafleting the last
week of high school
classes here in MA, I had the exchange
of the year:
Jenna: Hi, information on animal
Student: You gave me one of these
Jenna: Did you read it?
Student: Yeah. I can't eat any
of that stuff anymore, man. It's
Jenna: Great! Here's a guide that
should keep you on the right track.
(gives student GCFE)
Student: Oh, word. Go vegan! (pumps
-Jenna Calabrese, 6/11/07
At the HelloGoodBye
concert today, I had
~99% acceptance rate and I was able
to give one to about 85% of the
attendees at this mid-sized venue
(capacity ~900). Nearly all were
teenage girls and many waited patiently
for a booklet. I saw dozens of kids
reading them as they waited for
the bands to come out and sign autographs.
-Casey Constable, 5/28/07
[While leafleting near
a TV playing factory
farming and slaughterhouse footage
in Toronto this weekend], I personally
talked to over 20-30 people who
said they wanted to turn vegetarian.
[Click on image for larger
one story from many: a mother with
her three children came up to me
and asked questions. The mother
let her children look at the literature
because she thought it was something
that they needed to see. I spoke
gently with them about how animals
are treated. One girl (about 10
years old) said she thought it was
"unfair" and "gross."
Their mom told me that they were
going to start cooking more vegetarian
meals because what goes on is just
of all the activism I've ever done
this is by far the most effective,
and I feel so good knowing that
just three hours could help so many
people make more compassionate decisions.
-Andre Ingles, 5/20/07
At the Galleria Mall
today, an employee
told me that she got the pamphlet
from me last week, and that I have
convinced her. Also, I overheard
a girl telling her friends, "This
pamphlet is the reason I became
a vegetarian." I now hear comments
like these fairly regularly when
A few years ago,
I was handed one of your pamphlets,
and then quit meat. You changed
my life. Thank you so much for making
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