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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  May 21, 2008

 


Notes from Vegan Outreach

Summertime Outreach

Thanks so much to everyone leafleting late-running colleges and high schools! Vegan Outreach's 2008 distribution has now passed 930,000! (It wasn't untl late-July that we reached that number in 2007.) Overall, we've distributed 8 million booklets since our founding!

Vegan Outreach would like to continue our outreach during the summer. We have put together this list of what we hope are outreach-friendly concerts. If you are available to leaflet one (or more), please contact us.

 

Product of the Week

Office: Ideal for a quick meal or entertaining, Starlite Cuisine's Taquitos and Soy Tacos are vegan and delicious. Winner of PETA's Golden Bun award, all six varieties can be microwaved in a flash, but are even better when crisped up in a frying pan or a few minutes in the oven. Quick, delicious, vegan -- perfect!

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

 

Notes from All Over

OPRAH!

Can't get enough info on Oprah's 21-day vegan purge diet? In addition to other news and recipes, Erik Marcus has all the latest on Vegan.com

 

Your Tax Dollars at Work

"What they were looking for, Carroll says, was an informant -- someone to show up at 'vegan potlucks' throughout the Twin Cities .... The effort’s primary mission, according to the Minneapolis division’s website, is to 'investigate terrorist acts carried out by groups or organizations which fall within the definition of terrorist groups as set forth in the current United States Attorney General Guidelines.'" Full story.

 

Veg in Britain

Via Farmed Animal Watch, a new survey reveals that one in ten Brits are either vegetarian or vegan, with nearly the same number having tried but failed to switch to a meat-free diet. The vast majority became vegetarian on account of the way animals are kept, treated and killed for food, or because they are morally opposed to killing animals. Full story.

 

Notes from Our Members

While leafleting today's festival, one of the traffic control officers accepted an Even If. He went back in the street and started reading the booklet. No cars passed for a little while, and he became completely engrossed. Eventually, a couple cars came, but he was so distracted that he didn't even see them -- they had to swerve around him. He looked over at me with a dazed look on his face. I just offered him a Guide, which he was eager to take. His friend got curious and asked for one, too.
-Jen Kaden, 5/254/08

At Kingsborough Community College, one student doing a photo project stopped to take several pictures of me leafleting. Also, a rep from student government asked if someone from VO could come give a speech sometime. I heard many positive comments throughout the day, including:

  • "I support vegans!" from a student who grabbed a leaflet while skateboarding past.
  • "Stop animal cruelty? Oh, yes!"
  • "I've been thinking of going vegan!"

Also had two longer conversations with students who stopped with questions and were super interested in going veg.
-Eileen Botti, 5/21/08

Adam Durand leaflets at Monroe Community College; photo by Jenna Calabrese.

At the University of Delaware, one young woman said, "I'm down to eating meat only one day a week and it's because of stuff like this," as she pointed to the booklet. One young man said he had received a booklet last week. He now has misgivings working at a deli that sells meat, and is thinking much more about his food choices. I thanked him for considering the information in the booklet and he replied with a heavy, sincere, "Believe me, I have been." Inside the student union, I saw a man deeply engrossed in an open Even If inside across his open textbook -- the suffering of farmed animals took precedence over studying for finals..
     I noticed a big banner in the student union about how we can reduce our carbon footprint, something I'm seeing more and more of these days. It is a sign of progress and I'm looking forward to the day when measuring our "suffering footprint" takes hold.
-Jon Camp, 5/21/08

 

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.

Vegan Outreach

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