|Enewsletter • November 12, 2008|
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Notes from Our Members
Wayne State, Italia [Millan, shown above] and I started leafletting at 7:40 am. It was bone cold with whipping winds. By ten, our frozen fingers refused to move and we were thumbing leaflets at people. Many people did take their hands out of their coat pockets for a leaflet. We had numerous positive interactions, and four different people said they were going vegetarian today after reading the leaflet!
of your pamphlets converted me.
It was handed to me on the University
of Chicago campus on October 9th,
and I haven't eaten meat since.
Thanks to the guy who handed them
out in a quiet, respectful manner,
and thank you for opening my eyes
to the reality of what goes on in
factory farms -- the American public
is being effectively blinded from
JC Corcoran, three members of Speak
Out for Species, and I handed out
2,775 booklets at the University
of Georgia today. One of the SOS
volunteers had received a booklet
from Eric Griffith earlier in the
year, which led to her going veg
and getting active. Her father then
went veg, and her mom now eats less
At the University of
Illinois, Chicago, Leah [Wagner, at right], and I met many vegetarians and five vegans. A student came up to let me know that she had become vegetarian as a result of getting the booklet from me in the past.
At the University of
Colorado, Boulder, I met a woman who had been vegan for just two weeks and was having trouble finding recipes and figuring out what some obscure ingredients were. We chatted awhile, I gave her a Guide
to Cruelty-Free Eating,
showed her the glossary page, jotted
down some recipe websites to peruse,
and gave her a "vegan"
button. She left seeming more sure
of her choice and noticeably more
enthused -- almost bubbly -- about
At Anoka Ramsey Community
College, a group of
five women all wanted a booklet
because one of their friends had
shown them one. I met a guy that
had tried being vegan before, but
said it was really hard. I gave
him a Guide and explained
that he could just do a little at
a time. The realization that it
wasn't all or nothing seemed to
in Portland today,
some people cheered when they saw
us. I handed a Compassionate
Choices to a couple who were excited to receive the booklet, and when I turned around I heard the guy say to the girl, "I'm going to take this to the barbecue later today."
At Sacramento State, I was told by one student that she gave up meat after seeing our lit and was shocked at how these companies are being run. I also met a professor who told me he gets the enewsletter and was interested in helping me out sometime.
At the Voodoo Fest
in New Orleans, I
saw many groups gathered around
the one little leaflet I gave them.
As soon as I got there, one of the
police officers asked what I was
handing out, so I gave her a Why
Vegan, which she looked through and kept. Then other police officers saw what she had and said, "You need to give one of those to that guy over there." So I brought him an Even If You Like Meat booklet and said, "Your friends said you needed one of these." They smiled and waved at him. Several hours later the same police officer brought me an ice cold bottle of water from his car.
great interactions at MIT today. One really stands out: I met a very soft-spoken, gentle Muslim student who blessed me for doing such noble and selfless work on behalf of animals. He told me he was mostly vegan. We talked about veganism and animal rights and we both left the conversation happy to have conversed with the other.