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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  October 29, 2008


Notes from Vegan Outreach

Thousands Every Day

Already this Fall, Adopt a College activists have informed 485,692 students at 500 different schools about the realities of modern agribusiness.

Scout Kilbourne performs the mythical skateboard handoff at UNC Wilmington!

Take a look at all the dedicated activists who are taking the truth to thousands and thousands of new people each and every day -- including two dozen volunteers already over 1,000 for the term!


Link of the Week: A New World

We are all understandably focused on next week. But whatever happens Tuesday, we will continue to inform and inspire more and more people to go vegetarian, moving our society closer to the day when animals are no longer butchered for a fleeting taste of flesh, as discussed in: A New World, Piece by Piece.


Product of the Week

Tonya: Evolution Diet dog food -- we get it at Vegan Essentials. Our dog LOVES this food and it comes in small bite pieces, which she also enjoys. This is the only vegan dog food that she does not hesitate to make disappear.


Notes from All Over

Lightning Round


Notes from Our Members

While leafleting the Ben Folds concert in DC, a girl took a Compassionate Choices booklet from me and opened it up. The guy next to her said, "Aren't you already vegetarian?" The girl, while pointing to a picture in the booklet said, "No, I eat chicken, but not anymore…do you see this!!?"
-Bethany Richmond, 10/22/08

Zia Terhune gets out the word at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL; below, another student at Eastern Washington University learns the truth courtesy of Chris Anderlik; bottom, Kenny Torella lets another Vanderbilt student know about choosing compassion.

At San Diego City College, nearly everyone of all ages took the info and seemed genuinely interested. I had a dozen brief conversations of merit, including one professor. The first woman I met helped distribute leaflets for 20 minutes. A passerby, after reading the leaflet, returned to say, "This has changed my mind."
-Brianne Donaldson, 10/20/08

Leafleting the line at a Ralph Nader event, most people were happy to take a Compassionate Choices along with their program. An older gentleman asked what I was handing out; when I showed him and said I was trying to create a more compassionate world, he said, "We could certainly use that!"
-Barbara Bear, 10/23/08

At East Carolina University, a woman said that she has been a member of Vegan Outreach since receiving an Even If You Like Meat on campus a few years ago. She went on to say, "Actually, my entire family has been vegetarian since I got that brochure." A guy came up to let me know that he read the entire Even If. He said it really got him thinking, that it made a profound impact on him, and that he's sure that it does the same to others -- he stressed all these points. I gave him a Guide to Cruelty-Free Eating; I wouldn't be surprised if he goes veg.
-Jon Camp, 10/22/08

Today at the College of the Sequoias, I was able to get a good amount of students talking. I also saw loads of kids stop and read the booklet!
-Eric Paul, 10/23/08

Now I'm back home, after my four-state tour. I can definitely tell that we really can influence and create a lot of buzz for a large percentage of the student population with just a visit each year or, if possible, each semester. I can sense their wheels turning.
-Casey Constable, 10/23/08

While at Madonna University, a professor took me to a table where a bunch of his students were eating. He asked me to talk to them about factory farming. One said he was not planning on giving up meat, but agreed that animals should not be treated cruelly. I told him that he could reduce the suffering by decreasing his meat intake. Another student showed interest in going vegan so I gave her a Guide. The president of the student environmental group heard me talking to a lady at another table about how factory farmed animals are treated and how Don and I became vegans. She later showed up at our table and said she wanted to share the information with her group. She took leaflets and asked us if we could come back to talk to them and show a factory farming video. Later on, she told me she was considering going vegetarian.
-Italia Millan, 10/21/08

The article "How Vegan" was one of the best articles I've read in a long time. What a realistic, rational perspective and SO TRUE that the animals don't need us to be right, they need us to be EFFECTIVE.
-LM, 10/23/08

At first, the article "How Vegan" was extremely upsetting, and I was rebutting your statements and justifying myself. But you made some great points and I think that to alleviate some animal suffering and to not alienate friends, co-workers and family, I am going to become a "little less" fanatic about my veganism. This is not something I ever thought I would say. But you made a lot of sense, and so I thank you.
-LS, 10/22/08

Just wanted to comment on the article "How Vegan" -- WONDERFUL! Well written and makes such a fabulous point. Walking around like a food Nazi doesn't get me any points with colleagues or friends, not to mention how bad a first impression it makes. Being a kind, non-judgemental, positive person makes a bigger statement. I hope this article gets folks thinking.
-SA, 10/22/08


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