|Enewsletter • November 7, 2007|
This issues is sponsored by Vegetarian Shoes and Bags
Notes from Vegan Outreach
AAC and Non
For fall semester, Adopt a College activists have handed out over 300,000 booklets at 336 schools across North America -- closing in on the record of 344,160!
Vegan Outreach is now listing all reported non-campus leafleting! Thanks to Anne Green, Victor Tsou, and Jack Norris for putting the list, website, and automated database together. Anne has compiled the non-school leafleting numbers reported to our AAC email list since 2004. If you are interested in joining the list, see #4 on this page.
Congratulations to everyone who has done such incredible work reaching thousands of new people every single day with the otherwise hidden realities of modern agribusiness!
All versions listed on our site are translations only (i.e., they do not represent data specific to the country or countries where the language is spoken). If you are interested in translating one of our booklets into a language not yet represented on our site, please contact Anne.
Product of the Week
Abigail: I nominate Couch vegan belts. They are extremely durable, look great, and are significantly cheaper than most nice vegan belts online.
Notes from All Over
"The message is that pandemics are not born but rather are man-made--and that there is a price to pay for the modern poultry industry, in which fowl are raised in closed, stressful, unhealthy facilities, facilitating mutation and dissemination of the bird flu virus. Greger writes that '[It] may take a pandemic with a virus like H5N1 before the world realizes the true cost of cheap chicken.' The book is timely, well-researched, and particularly incisive on farming methods worldwide, especially those for poultry." Read more; visit the book's website.
College Veg Pledge -- Nov. 13
From Students for Animal Rights -- Ask your friends and family to sign up, and add your name to the list!
Via DawnWatch.com, from the New York Times: "Many health advocates were surprised earlier this month when a children's health coalition that includes federal agencies and professional medical associations contradicted government warnings about mercury contamination and recommended that women of childbearing age eat more fish.... [T]he National Fisheries Institute [provided] $1,000 honoraria to each of the group's 14 members, with an extra $500 each to the group's four executive committee members.... The National Fisheries Institute also gave the coalition $60,000 for its education campaign." Read more.
Notes from Our Members
friend once explained to
me that she was vegan because she
didn't want animals to suffer. But
it wasn't until I received your
Even If You Like Meat booklet
that I truly understood the case
for being vegan. Thank you for showing
millions of people what is going
At right, Spruce Houser leaflets at Ohio University; photo by Jon Camp.
There was a massive
high school field trip visiting
the Galleria Mall today. The vast
majority of students took a Why
Vegan from me [1,250 total
distributed]. One girl mentioned
that she used to be a vegetarian
but had to quit because of health
problems. As soon as I gave her
and told her that there is a lot
of information on nutrition in it,
lots and lots of the other students
nearby demanded that they also get
a GCFE, each telling me
that they are former or current
or wannabe vegetarians. Even one
of the teachers insisted that she
needed a GCFE.
Leafleting at Hartnell
College, I heard,
"Man, and when they shoot the
pigs with that captive bolt gun...that's
messed up!" "Yeah, man,
it sure is." I looked around
and it was a group of 6 or 7 students
all with EIs in their hands.
One student joined them and was
immediately handed an EI by
one of his peers with a "you
have to read this." I had so
many good interactions that I could
write for another 30 minutes. It
was truly a great day with lots
of positive outreach.
The craziest thing
happened as I was
leaving Alamance Community College:
a woman yelled, "Stop -- you,
stop!" She had noticed people
in her class had some of my leaflets
so she gets up after class had already
started and runs uphill from the
building in the very back of campus
just so she can get a leaflet. She
was so excited, I honestly thought
she was going to cry.