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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  October 15, 2008


Notes from Vegan Outreach

Quick and Cheap – Send Your Favorite!

Over at, Erik Marcus lists this fast, cheap, and delicious meal of vegan chili (instead of rice, you can serve over pasta, Jack Norris style, or with crackers or bread). While we all have favorite recipes, many days we only have a few minutes. So send along your favorite quick, convenient meals to info (at) veganoutreach (dot) org, and we'll put together a page of the best!


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Notes from All Over

Lightning Round


Notes from Our Members

Not only was the reception rate at the University of Alabama, Birmingham through the roof, but the immediate reaction was stellar! Students came to me from all four corners! One young lady exclaimed, "Hey, did you do this last year? Because I have one and used it for a project in my Public Communications class -- everyone loved it! [referring to an Even If]"
-Nikki Benoit, 10/10/08

Christy Anderlik promotes compassion to another student at Eastern Washington University; below, Don Hughes informs another University of Michigan student about the realities of factory farms; bottom, Leah Wagoner answers questions at the University of Central Missouri.

At Ridgewater College, one woman said, "I just want to let you know: those are really good. I'm going to try and cut down on my meat." I heard one woman tell her friends, "I got one of those at the Warped tour. It made me cry."
-Fred Tyler, 10/9/08

Just wanted to thank you for all the great leaflets you sent for our festival. Many people took them and some high school girls were so moved by what they read that they asked for a bunch to hand out during lunch at their school.
-LL, 10/8/08

At Rio Honda Community College, a security guard took a leaflet and sat in his cart reading it for ten minutes. I overheard another student telling his friend how he was going to look for vegetarian items next time he was at the store. When his friend pointed to the Even If You Like Meat, saying, "But you only have to cut your meat in half," the student said, "That's only if you want to do it half-way. This is what is happening to animals whenever you eat meat."
-Brianne Donaldson, 10/7/08

At the walk today, two walkers told me they went veg because of receiving a booklet at the University of South Florida a few years ago!
-Jodi Chemes, 10/11/08

At Laguardia Community College, different students stopped to ask questions, and another student said he was going to talk about veganism to his nutrition class and show everyone the pictures. Also heard some great comments today: "This is tough stuff to look at, but I'm glad you gave it to me." "Take one of those!!! That's what made me not eat meat anymore!" (one student said to her group of friends) "I have been thinking about not eating meat anymore -- I think this is a sign that I should do it!"
-Eileen Botti, 10/10/08

One man at East Tennessee State asked for me to briefly state why he should try to minimize his consumption of meat. With my thumb and forefinger about an inch apart, I said that by eating whatever he liked, he might get that much extra joy. Then with my hands a couple feet apart, I mentioned that as a result he might inflict that much suffering on animals. In other words, this is greatly disproportionate and we end up inflicting so much misery on other beings for so little gain, if any.
-Jon Camp, 10/9/08

At Case Western University, I had several awesome conversations with people interested in learning more about going veg. One guy said, "Boy do I have a story for you -- my mom brought home one of these that she picked up at a festival two years ago and it changed my life." He said the information blew him away -- he went vegetarian immediately and is now considering going vegan.
-Jen Kaden, 10/6/08

Last week, Katie Grimmer and Amelia Poole distributed copies of the Australian version of Why Vegan? at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia. During the day three students pledged to go vegetarian and an existing vegetarian pledged to give up milk.
-Roy Taylor, 10/11/08

At Texas State San Marcos, three people stated that getting the booklet in the past has caused them to go veg now.
-Casey Constable, 10/9/08

At St. Louis University, I had a great interaction with Carole, who told me that she went vegetarian upon receiving a booklet from me there last year and then gave me a big hug. Another woman said that she got a booklet from me there in August, and has been vegetarian since. I had other positive interactions from people who told me that they had received a booklet from me last time.
-Rick Hershey, 10/6/08


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