from Vegan Outreach
Final 2007 Numbers
2007, distribution was 1,821,437
-- an average of 4,990 detailed,
graphic, and documented booklets
each and every day!
This is a 56% increase over 2006,
which matches, exactly,
the 56% increase in FY 2006 to 2007
Fall semester of Adopt
a College smashed previous
records, with 415,312 booklets handed
directly to students, bringing the
2007 AAC total to 758,432. Reported
leafleting broke the
half-million booklet mark, at 538,227.
A student reads an Even
If at Assumption College; photo
by Mike Benedetti.
Thanks so much to the
many hundreds of leafleters and
donors who have made this possible!
we'll make 2008 even better!
A Meaningful Life
Erik Marcus read A
Meaningful Life as
part of his New
Year's Eve podcast.
He has also made it available as
of the Week
New bumper stickers are now available
from the Vegan Outreach catalog.
Thanks to designer extraordinaire
Send your nominees for Product
of the Week to product
(at) veganoutreach (dot) org;
previous products can be found here.
Notes from All
Video. "In the black-and-white
video, a supervisor can be heard
bragging to the undercover PETA
investigator that he brutally beats
the animals. 'I ain't going to lie
to you; I've done it,' he says.
'My temper is about that long. I
get f-- frustrated and I have knocked
the s-- out of them. Like that one
bit me the other morning, that mother
f--.... I cut the s-- out of his
G--d-- nose with a f-- gate rod.'
"In other segments, pigs who
have the word 'KILL' spray-painted
on their backs screech in apparent
pain as they're dragged to slaughter
with a heavy metal prodder attached
to their legs, ears and snouts,
and women laugh as they castrate
one piglet after another without
anesthesia or painkillers."
story; see this follow-up
and also this story about Finnish
From Huffington Post: "A U.N.
report from just this past November
found that a full 18% of global
warming emissions come from raising
chickens, turkeys, pigs, and other
animals for food. That's about 40%
more than all the cars, trucks,
airplanes, and all other forms of
transport combined (13%). It's also
more than all the homes and offices
in the world put together (8%).
"So, one of the simplest and
most elemental (and most delicious)
things you can do to decrease your
carbon footprint is to choose a
veggie burger over a hamburger,
"un-chicken" patties (try
Protein, the new and much talked
about faux chicken/turkey) over
actual chicken, or some grilled
Portobello mushrooms with marinated
tofu (I swear it's really good!).
Order the vegetarian option whenever
you go out to a restaurant -- and
ask everywhere you go that they
expand the vegetarian section on
their menu, since it's good for
owners of restaurants, hotels, airlines,
etc. to know that there is consumer
interest for tasty plant-based entrees."
Look for Garden
Protein when it comes to your
area (it is already widely available
in Canada) -- it is a game-changer!
report from The Onion.
Notes from Our
At the Rockville Metro
station, a nice young
woman stood outside reading the
booklet for what must have been
15 minutes. She then said to me,
"I don't think I'll be able
to eat any more chicken after reading
this." I gave her a Guide
to Cruelty-Free Eating.
She was very sincere and read
some of the GCFE for about
5 minutes, and came back asking
for one more Why Veg and
one more GCFE for her boyfriend.
-Jon Camp, 12/27/07
Paul Shapiro leaflets at the
Shady Grove Metro stop; photo by
My first leafleting
went really well.
It only took a little over an hour
for my roommate and me to pass out
about 300 of them. I got quite a
bit of positive feedback, too, which
I was really happy about since my
school (University of Northern Colorado)
is somewhat on the conservative
-Megan McNeil, 12/21/07
While showing Meet
Your Meat on the street,
we handed out all the booklets we
brought (850). There was a consistent
crowd of at least 15 people watching
at any given time [see video of
people watching here].
I'd estimate around 10,000 people
got at least a glimpse of the video.
Next time, we'll bring a lot more
-Andre Inglis, 12/28/07
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