|Enewsletter • March 26, 2008|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Adopt a College Wants YOU!
As of April 1, booklet distribution for 2008 has topped 570,000 -- more than a third ahead of 2007's pace. More than half that number (293,323) have been handed directly to students at 370 schools already this spring term!
Anuj Shaw leaflets at the University of Houston; photo by Jon Camp.
As the weather warms up across the country, we have more opportunities to reach more students. Be sure to get involved today!
Product of the Week
Leah: Gardenburger BBQ Riblets -- we use them at least once per week and enjoy them on their own as well as in our favorite recipes. The sauce on them is awesome!
Notes from All Over
Slaughterhouse worker pleads guilty, gets 180 days in jail. The Des Moines Register points out: "The undercover videos were bad enough: packing-plant workers abusing sick or disabled cattle and dragging at least one of the cows to be slaughtered, a violation of federal food-safety standards. But consumer advocates say what's also disturbing is what happened within days of that video being shot at a California slaughterhouse. Independent inspectors from two auditing firms visited the Westland/Hallmark Meat Co. plant and gave it glowing marks."
Notes from Our Members
Cosumnes River College,
one student took a brochure and
came back to me and Eric later looking
pretty down. He said he was totally
ignorant about what was going on
and felt really bad. I told him
that I was in the same boat not
all that long ago, that I slowly
changed my diet, and that helping
animals is not an all-or-nothing
proposition. I gave him a GCFE
and he seemed a little more hopeful.
A man told me he had been vegetarian
for a little over a year after receiving
an Even If You Like Meat
on campus. After reading through
a brochure, one woman said to a
friend, “Ah! I’m a vegetarian now."
At Boston College last
year, I received a
copy of Why Vegan. This
little brochure has transformed
my life! Why on earth did I blindly
support the horrors of the meat
and dairy industries for so long?
I am so grateful to Vegan Outreach
for shining the light of truth and
compassion into my heart.
SUNY Stony Brook,
there were several campus tours
and what appeared to be a few field
trips, so I leafleted many high
school-age students throughout the
day. The first student I leafleted
stopped and said, "But we have
to eat, you know?" I responded,
"We don't have to eat animals."
He was under the impression that
if you don't eat meat, you will
be so skinny and malnourished you
will blow away in the wind. Luckily,
I was there to explain veganism
and provide a living example that
vegans don't disappear into thin
I wanted to thank you
for reaching out to Hartnell College.
The flyers and booklets are making
a difference! Our cafeteria manager
has responded with more vegetarian
choices and we at student government
haven't served meat at an event
the entire semester.
At the University of
Houston today, I met
one girl who had gotten a pamphlet
from Casey [Constable] earlier in
the day, and she had a lot of questions
for me. She said that she had no
idea this type of stuff was going
on, and that she will now definitely
try going vegetarian. I also met
a guy who looked at the cover and
then said, "Don't you think
being a vegan is extreme?"
I replied, "No. The way they
treat the animals is extreme."
He ended up agreeing with me and
a GCFE in addition to the
Seven-year-old vegan-from-birth Spencer Sherman leaflets at Tampa Bay's Bark in the Park; photo by Dean Stanford.
Your brochures are
so beautiful. They
are the clearest and most convincing
I've ever seen. I'm proud to hand