|Enewsletter • October 8, 2008|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
New Records Daily!
Adopt a College leafleters have already taken the animals' plight directly to 337,254 students this fall, bringing the total for 2008 to 828,254!
High school animal defender Anna with friend Luna.
Thanks to our dedicated donors and industrious leafleters, every single day, thousands and thousands of new people learn the detailed and documented truth that modern agribusiness fights so hard to hide. But we won't be cowed, and we won't be silenced -- we will be the animals' voice!
This work is changing lives every single day -- just see below!
Request of the Week
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Products of the Week
Big Boss Man Jack: Boca Meatless Chikín Patties, Original.
Lauren Porsch: So Delicious just came out with a line of coconut milk yogurts (cultured coconut milk). They really are So Delicious! Itís also got a great nutritional profile Ė itís fortified with calcium and Vitamin B12. (Also see Coconut Bliss ice cream.)
Leslie Patterson: Year of the Dog is a beautiful movie about animal activism starring Molly Shannon. If you can stop laughing and crying long enough to see the movie, you will love it.
Notes from All Over
Notes from Our Members
leafleting at the University of
Colorado, a man told
me, "You're going to change
the world one person at a time."
Stephanie Scott reaches another William and Mary student; below, smilin' Vic Sjodin reveals the animals' plight to one of the 54,073 students he has reached already this semester.
I got one of your booklets,
and am now giving
up all meat. I gave up lamb long
ago, but now chickens and all others.
Please send me more booklets to
Today when I arrived
at Western Connecticut State University,
one of the first people
I handed a leaflet to was Jenn --
she was very excited to see another
vegan on campus and asked a few
questions about VO. She later joined
me to help leaflet, and brought
a friend, Carolyn, to help as well!
Security asked what we were advertising,
and when I said, "Helping animals,"
he said, "Cool." Best
quote of the day: "I have one
of those -- that's what made me
Yesterday, our new
group at Middle Tennessee State
was out there spreading
the message. Everyone was really
receptive and we met several students
who were once veg and wanted to
give it another shot! The best part
of the whole thing was the day after
leafleting, I walked into my 9am
class and found a copy of Compassionate
Choices on the desk in front
of me with "READ ME" written
on the cover!
Thank you for coming
to Shippensburg University
and handing out pamphlets. I have
been thinking about going vegetarian
recently, and it gave me the extra
push to do it.
just wanted to thank you for
the brochures. My group hosted a
tabling event on Oct 2 and distributed
Why Vegan? and Even
if You Like Meat to students.
We had a great response and have
recruited about 15 students (in
beef country -- Montana) to be a
part of our group. The pamphlets
have been most helpful.
We had another amazing
leafleting experience at
a companion animal event! "A
line of thousands of animal-friendly
people conveniently lined up for
us," as Leslie put it. I took
the stragglers, most of whom had
already been offered a leaflet,
but Joe, who, with Leslie and the
others, was in the "heavy flow"
of walker traffic, reported, "Really
very little antagonism and lots
of 'little lightbulbs' going off
as people reached for the booklets
and seemed ready to think about
our treatment of farmed animals.
An outstanding use of time."
I took the second of
ten vacation days
that will be used this semester
to help stop animal suffering, and
crossed time zones to visit Western
Michigan University, where I heard
many supportive comments. Also experienced
some antagonism, but these no longer
affect me negatively, as I understand
them to be a defense mechanism of
those who realize they are causing
needless suffering. Had a male student
come up to me to apologize for having
been nasty to me last semester.
I let him know that the apology
was accepted and asked that he seriously
look at the intense suffering we
are trying to redress. He took a
booklet and began reading.