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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  October 22, 2008


Notes from Vegan Outreach

Activists & Donors Power AAC to New Heights!

As of yesterday, Adopt a College activists have handed Vegan Outreach booklets directly to 451,936 students at 468 colleges this semester. This crushes Fall 2007's total, and there are still eight weeks left in the term!

Another student learns the truth from Jane Smiley at the College of Alameda.

Kudos to the dedicated leafleters and donors behind this work! Because of your contributions, every single day, thousands of new people are learning the truth and discovering steps they can take to help animals.


Link of the Week: How Vegan?

Excerpt: "[T]he issue for thoughtful, compassionate people isn't, 'Is this vegan?' Rather, the question is: 'Which choice leads to less suffering?' Our guide shouldn't be an endless list of ingredients, but rather doing our absolute best to stop cruelty to animals. Veganism is important, not as an end in itself, but as a powerful tool for opposing the horrors of factory farms and industrial slaughterhouses." Full article.


Faster Than ... a Growlin' Stomach

VO is still collecting your favorite quick meal / vegan convenience foods -- send yours to info (at) veganoutreach (dot) org and we'll put together a page of the best!


Product of the Week

Brandi: I highly recommend Sticky Fingers Bakery in DC. They ship all over the United States, and they make fantastic cakes, muffins, etc.

Send your product of the week to info (at) veganoutreach (dot) org; previous entries here.


Notes from All Over

Vegan @ Heart

A free e-mail coaching program by longtime VO supporter Marisa Miller Wolfson; part of Kind Green Planet.


World Go Vegan Days Set for October 25-31

Responses to Pollan's Latest


Notes from Our Members

At the University of Colorado today, a very sweet young man came up to tell me he'd gotten a Compassionate Choices from me before and took it home, where his formerly veg mom saw it and subsequently decided to be vegetarian again. He told me twice, "You ARE making a difference."
-Barbara Bear, 10/17/08

Back in 2006, Julie Eyrich leafleted Winona State. One of those leaflets was given to Liz, who then went vegetarian. Today, she leafleted with me as part of CAA's Outreach for Animals Week. We talked to one guy who said he was interested in vegetarianism because he didn't like all those animals being slaughtered. We gave him a Guide and he said, "Thank you. This is what I need."
-Fred Tyler, 10/17/08

Nicholas Orth hands out one of Outreach Week's thousands of booklets at the University of Minnesota; below, Melissa Price enlightens another student at James Madison University.

Being a vegan for only two months, I would like to thank you for The site has helped my wife and me a lot. In fact, the more I read, the less I could believe that this kind of information is available just like that, in one spot on the net. It’s great work.
-LK, 10/13/08

At the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, one woman came back to me and said, "OK, how do I get into this? I'm gonna be vegan for life." Earlier, at the University of TN, Knoxville, a guy took a booklet and told me, "My girlfriend at Belmont went veg yesterday because she got one of these." While at Belmont, a well-dressed man approached me smiling, reaching for a leaflet. Looks at it and says, "You know, I picked up one of these yesterday. I'm the Vice President of this school and should chase you right off because you need permission to do this. But I won't. This stuff is very convincing."
-Nikki Benoit, 10/16/08

Thanks for your great work. Your literature is always top notch, which is why I've been distributing it in a variety of places over these past six years or so. I'm now giving your booklets to to high school students in the Bronx, who are surprisingly open to vegetarianism.
-KH, 10/19/08

At Shasta College, I met a few vegetarians/vegans, all of whom were stoked to see me there. A few even took booklets with them to share with their friends. The whole time I was there, people came up to me and said the lit was really well written and that it made them think about the issue a little deeper. Later, at the College of the Siskiyous, one woman took one look at the Even If You Like Meat and started to cry. She told me about how she loves animals and couldn't understand why people would treat them with such disrespect.
-Eric Paul, 10/17/08

At the University of Minnesota, St. Paul today, Rob [Gilbride] reported a student came back to him a half hour after receiving a booklet. She said she read the pamphlet, thanked him for being out there, saying she used to be vegan, then started crying and said she was going vegan again. He gave her a Guide.
-Eleni Vlachos, 10/15/08

At the University of British Columbia, one student to whom I had given a booklet yesterday passed by again today and proclaimed he hasn't eaten meat since. Another student approached me with the Even If booklet in his hand and said, "I read it. I think I am going to be a vegetarian." I gave him a Guide, for which he was grateful.
-John Bowers, 10/15/08

Vegan kickboxer Chris Price ( joined me again today; we had conversations with many people. Chris talked with a former worker in a chicken slaughterhouse who said he had to quit after the fourth day when he kept seeing the throats slit poorly and the still-alive chickens mangled by the feather removing machine.
-Vic Sjodin, 10/15/08

At New School University, different students stopped to tell Eric [Dubinsky] or me that they went vegetarian after previously receiving a Vegan Outreach leaflet on campus. One person stopped to say that he thought the "Even If You Like Meat" phrase was a very effective approach towards someone such as himself (he identified himself as someone who eats meat), so he'd read the booklet.
-Eileen Botti, 10/13/08

At SUNY Oneonta, about once an hour, someone stopped by to say something incredibly sweet. One of these comments came from a young woman who mentioned that her friend has been veg since receiving an Even If on campus a few years ago.
-Jon Camp (at right), 10/13/08


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