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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  April 30, 2008

 

Note from Vegan Outreach

Adopt a College Update

During spring term so far, Adopt a College activists have leafleted at 461 schools across North America. As we go to press, booklets have been handed directly to 413,016 students.

Monica Jain leaflets at Baruch College; photo by Jenna Calabrese.

Thanks so much to everyone whose hard work and donations have made this possible! Every day, thousands of new people are learning the realities of factory farming. With your help, AAC could reach a million students in 2008!

 

Conference of the Week

Their Lives, Our Voices, organized by CAA, will be in Minneapolis, MN, June 6-8. Matt Ball, Vegan Outreach co-founder and author of A Meaningful Life, will be giving several talks and staffing a VO table. Discount registration from now until May 8!

 

Book & Recipes of the Week

Best selling author Martha Grimes' new Andi Oliver novel, Dakota, exposes the realities of today's factory farms and industrial slaughterhouses. One Amazon reviewer says: "Found myself Googling 'vegetarian recipes' after I closed the book."

Vegan.com's Top 10 recipes of 2008.

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

 

Notes from All Over

Lightning Round

 

Notes from Our Members

Last year, Robert received a Why Vegan while visiting the International festival with his family. As he started to read it, his wife and daughter each purchased a chicken drum stick, and asked him if he wanted one too. He replied, "You need to read this pamphlet. I don't think you want to eat meat anymore." So, after receiving the pamphlet at last year's festival, he pretty much became a vegetarian before reaching the end of the first row of booths. His wife and daughter became vegetarian the next morning. His daughter has now convinced two of her classmates at school to go vegetarian, and she is now working on her third.
     It is now exactly one year later, and the entire family has come back to the International Festival for the purpose of leafleting the event at which they themselves received their Why Vegan. Together, this weekend we gave out almost 5,000.
-Eugene Khutoryansky, 4/20/08

Yvonne LeGrice spreads Compassion; photo by Jessica Dadds.

Leafleting at Baruch College, Monica [Jain] and Molly [Schulman] had some great interactions. I spoke with one student who literally stopped in his tracks upon receiving the WV and came back to eagerly discuss the specifics of following a vegetarian diet. We also inadvertently leafleted a large group of what appeared to be elementary and middle school students -- a bunch of them noticed that we had brochures and insisted that we give them a few. One remarked that the brochure was very sad and he was "going vegetarian for a week." I gave him the thumbs up.
-Jenna Calabrese, 4/26/08

After running in the Santa Cruz Half Marathon, a man handed me your brochure. After reading it and looking at the horrible pictures of the poor animals, I cried. I am definitely going to change. I want to help these animals and help stop this cruelty.
-DP, 4/12/08

I picked up one of your booklets, and I was just appalled. I had no idea this went on. I will never touch meat again.
-RH, Cayce, SC, 4/21/08

Last weekend during Earth Day celebrations, a student from a local high school environmental group invited our local vegetarian association to have a table at their conference. Sarat [Colling] and I teamed up and spoke with students during the day. We played Meet Your Meat on my laptop and handed out a lot of booklets -- a higher than usual percentage and number of Guides, as many of the students indicated being vegetarian. I'm 39 and see a huge difference in terms of environmental and food awareness among the youth of today versus when I was in high school. It gives me hope for a gentler more sustainable future.
-John Bowers, 4/24/08

Thank you for your incredibly wonderful work for animals. I have a booklet that says: "If everyone just cut their meat consumption in half, billions of animals would be spared from suffering." I think this emphasis is critical -- I believe many people can be encouraged successfully to cut down their meat consumption in the name of compassion. It immediately helps animals, and it starts these people on a path which often will lead to giving up meat entirely. I like your focus on the cruelty, and how important it is to end the cruelty. I believe many people can be encouraged to focus on the cruelty aspect -- again, as a beginning point which puts their feet on the path to a meatless diet and which immediately begins to help the animals.
-LS, San Francisco, CA, 4/22/08

At Tufts, Bobby [Westfall] approached me about my work, and then stayed to leaflet between classes. Many students instantly became engrossed in the booklet. One particular fella in a John Lennon t-shirt stopped right in the middle of the stairs, blocking traffic for a minute or two. Another said, "I have been vegetarian for 3 years because of THAT booklet!"
-Brian Grupe, 4/24/08

One of my students gave me a Why Vegan? pamphlet and now I have no choice but to become vegan. Thank you.
-GJ, Santa Cruz, CA

At Wayne State, Kelli [Marshall] offered a booklet to a couple of girls passing by. As they walked away reading the booklet, I heard one of them yelling "OMG, look at the chickens!" Another student immediately stopped and read through the booklet. Later, I was happy to see he was talking to Jan [Cejka]. He said he was interested in joining our group. Another student also expressed interest in getting active for the animals, so I gave him my information. When I got home and logged on, he had already signed up!
-Italia Milan (at right, with Don Hughes), 4/23/08

I went back to the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, and a lot of students mentioned having gotten a booklet from me previously. One woman said, "I got one of those before. It made me cry. It's really sad." Another said, "I have to tell you, I got one of those last time you were here and I haven't eaten meat since." She said she sent the link to all of her family, and it was having quite an effect on them.
-Fred Tyler, 4/23/08

 

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