|Enewsletter • July 18, 2007|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
40,000+ Booklets Handed Out at Texas Warped Tours!!
Eugene, Liza, and I
-- with help from
Kate, Kerri, and Jennifer -- handed
over 40,000 Why Vegan and
Even If You Like Meat booklets
at the Warped Tour events in San
Antonio (Friday, 12,500), Dallas
(Saturday, 15,000), and Houston
(Monday, ~13,000). With the help,
we covered the area pretty thoroughly
this year, so very few escaped without
facing reality. The opening lines
that seemed to stimulate the most
interest with this younger crowd
were "Info on animal abuse"
and "Animal Rights info."
Working the half a mile long lines
before the gates opened worked great,
because they have nothing better
to do but read the booklets. Many
were just sitting down with their
circle of friends, so it was good
to give one or two to each group
of kids. They all had to share,
making them scarce, thus highly
demanded, with only a couple on
the ground afterwards.
Link of the Week -- Anger, Humor, and Advocacy
excerpt: "We believe
that having a sense of humor is
in the animals' best interest, because
not only does it make our example
more appealing, but it aids in avoiding
burnout. In the cumulative ~50 years
we've been active, Jack, Anne, and
I have known literally hundreds
of activists who have given up --
many of whom have even gone back
to eating meat! On the other hand,
the most successful activists we've
known almost always have a sustaining
sense of humor.
Products & Recipe of the Week
Cheri: Yves bologna slices -- perfect for when you want to just eat a bologna sandwich with lettuce and mustard for the simple lunch from childhood.
Jack Norris, RD, has added a new vegan EPA (essential fatty acid) supplement to his list.
Longtime member and friend Kathryn Bulver sent in her red and green potato salad recipe -- perfect for summer gatherings, or with your bologna sandwich! Also note the other great recipes on that page.
Feedback from Our Members
I recently came across
one of your booklets at a concert
in Texas. Since then, I will not
touch animal products -- your efforts
have been effective. I would, furthermore,
like to help reach out into the
community and aid the cause.