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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  July 25, 2007

 

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Spring and Summer

Spring semester of Adopt a College was very successful, with 456 different schools leafleted, breaking the previous record by 71! See details here.

Summer distribution is continuing to proceed at a great pace, with over 170,000 booklets handed to individuals at more than 150 concerts, festivals, and other events.

Concert-goers read and discuss booklets handed to them by Eugene Khutoryansky; photo by Casey Constable.

Thanks so much to everyone who has made this possible!

 

Activist Profile: Casey Constable

In 2005, VO profiled some of our top leafleters (see links to the previous profiles here). In the coming weeks, we will profile more of our leafleters. Here are some excerpts from a profile of Casey Constable:

How long have you been involved in animal rights and how did you get interested?

I've been Veg*n for 6 years. About 2 1/2 years ago, I found out about how to effectively release frustrations by effectively advocating for animals through grassroots and local activism.

What made you decide to start leafleting?

The easy and effective results -- as well as the feedback from those who received a booklet from me -- made me want to do more leafleting and less protesting. The fact that, through leafleting, I can help create dozens of new vegetarians, who then prevent thousands of animals from life and death in horrible factory farms is part of a long term solution for the animals and environment.

What was your most positive leafleting experience this year and why?

The most positive experience for me was leafleting the University of Austin, with over 30,000 students. I handed out several thousand booklets in just one day, and likely influenced dozens to go vegetarian. I even helped the vegetarian restaurant across the street.

What would you say to individuals hesitant about leafleting?

Join the Adopt A College Yahoo email group to read about and learn from others. You can ask questions of experienced activists. I guarantee you'll be motivated to become a more effective and efficient activist.

Read the entire profile here!

 

Product of the Week

Sarah: I am in love with new vegan ice cream Temptation, especially their chocolate chip cookie dough! Not only are their products unbelievably yummy, but they are a private company that runs its own dairy-free and nut-free equipment!

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

 

Notes from All Over

Save the Planet with a Vegetarian Diet

Via DawnWatch.com, from the Baltimore Sun: "We're getting "greener": Recycling, energy-saving light bulbs and fuel-efficient hybrid cars are now a part of our culture and economy. But most people are neglecting one of the most important steps toward stopping global warming: adopting a vegetarian diet." Read more.

 

Worst Farm Bill Elements Removed

From HSUS: "The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture [removed] a little-known but far-reaching provision that had threatened to nullify dozens of animal welfare and food safety laws ... as well as removing a $12 million subsidy for the veal industry." Read more.

 

The Steer Who Escaped into Our Conscience

Via DawnWatch.com, from Newsday: "Listen to animal advocates' viewpoint, and you'll be forced to confront what we normally prefer to leave hidden and forgotten: the ultimate destiny of farm animals, namely (dis)assembly-line slaughter. If you have the stomach, you can visit a slaughterhouse or else watch the recent documentary 'Earthlings' (at isawearthlings.com) to reacquaint yourself rather graphically with the gruesome details.... it's a wonder that we don't close the slaughterhouses and wind down the livestock industry in a massive display of collective shame or gustatory grief. And yet we don't. Instead, we usually suppress the knowledge and keep a tight lid on our conscience." Read more.

 

Feedback from Our Members

Leafleting at the Warped Tour events in Atlanta (where Eric Griffith, Wendy Moore, and I distributed 3800 EI) and Jacksonville (2400 EI) was really worthwhile -- both days we were able to reach lots of high school and college students. The reception was great & we met many vegetarians and people interested in reading the booklet. Many people thanked and supported us for being out there.
-Jeff Boghosian, 7/21/07

Liza Calhoun (far right) has a conversation with two Warped Tour attendees in Texas; photo by Casey Constable.

 

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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