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reducing the suffering of farmed animals
by promoting informed, ethical eating.

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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  December 23, 2008


A Meaningful Life, a Better World

I am honored to offer the latest version of A Meaningful Life, which lays out Vegan Outreach’s first principles, purpose, and programs. Please take a few minutes to read this article and consider if these views and goals align with yours.

Thanks to everyone who shares this vision of a world not just a bit less bad, but one fundamentally better -- a world that no longer condones brutalizing animals for the mere taste of their flesh. If you share this goal, you can hasten this better world by doubling your secure, tax-deductible donation as part of our matching drive, or sending a check or money order to:

Vegan Outreach
P.O. Box 30865
Tucson, AZ 85751-0865

Because of your past generosity, Vegan Outreach activists have been able to accomplish so much this year! This semester, Adopt a College leafleters reached 657,169 students at 681 schools in all 50 states -- the first term AAC has reached students every single state!

For the animals,

-Matt Ball
Vegan Outreach Executive Director and Co-founder

PS -- Your donations are critical, and will directly determine how many new people are reached -- and how many new vegetarians there are -- in 2009. Please be a meaningful part of this efficient, effective, focused work today by having your donation doubled, dollar-for-dollar, today. Thanks!


Thanks for letting me know my sister's donation arrived. We talked about how utterly hypocritical it is to continue to give each other gifts that we don't need when there is so much need in the world. I personally think that VO does the most to spread the message about how animals are treated. It's great to support shelters, but to do so just helps a handful of animals to escape their inevitable fate, whereas organizations such as yours are actually changing minds and hearts, as your messages from people receiving the literature attest to. Keep up the wonderful work. You're truly making the kind of change we need.
-FH, 12/20/08

At John Jay College of Criminal Justice, this comment made my day: "I teach sociology here, and I got this booklet a few months ago when you were here. I read it and decided to make the change! I've been meat-free for 2 months now!" At LaGuardia Community College, one student came back to me after receiving a leaflet and said, "I got one of these 3 years ago and became a vegetarian!"
-Eileen Botti, 12/9/08

At Cal State Long Beach, the students were very receptive, and I had some good conversations. I met a professor who wanted 50 leaflets for her literature and activism class. It always feels good to have a passerby shout "Vegan Outreach! Yes!" Also had some good comments at CSU Northridge, including, "I just read this and I'm done with meat." "Can I have an extra? My sister went vegetarian after reading one of these and I want to keep one on hand." "I was on my way to get a hamburger, but reading this stopped me."
-Brianne Donaldson, 12/10/08

I read a small brochure I found next to my computer that probably belonged to my sister. The best choice of my life!
-DR, 11/21/08

At Frostburg State, one young woman said, "I'm never eating meat again!" Later, a sympathetic young vegetarian told me that, thanks to the Even If You Like Meat, he convinced two of his friends to not eat meat at lunch today. At the University of Maryland, one man said that he has been vegetarian since getting a booklet on campus in January.
-Jon Camp, 12/12/08

At Harold Washington College, I reached 300 students in a little over an hour. Talked to several interested in going veg*n and gave them the Guide. I also heard from at least 15 students who already are. One of these told me she went vegetarian three months ago as a result of receiving a booklet.
-Leslie Patterson, 12/11/08

I was handed the booklet in Manhattan, and found it so amazing that I actually convinced my sister to go vegetarian.
-JB, 11/21/08


University of British Columbia students learn about vegetarianism from Emma Smith (top) and John Bowers; below, Stewart Lyons takes the animals' case to Towson University.


At Portland State, I offered a girl and a guy an Even If as they walked by me. The girl said, "I'm already vegetarian," while the guy asked if he could have one. As soon as he took the booklet , he started making sounds ("awww," "eww," etc.). He walked down the sidewalk, two feet behind his friend, completely engrossed in the booklet for as long as I could see. An older guy said he had received a copy in Seattle a few years ago. "It's awful," he said, and added, "That booklet is really effective."
-Jessica Dadds, 12/11/08

Here is my contribution to the matching. VO finalized my decision to adopt a vegan lifestyle. I'm very grateful for your realistic and welcoming approach.
-EM, 12/20/08

At the University of Arizona, one gentleman stopped, put his hand on my arm, and said, "I got one when I went past before. Thank you." One woman in a group of five pointed at the proffered Compassionate Choices and said, "I just picked that up -- it made me cry! IT MADE ME CRY!"
-Matt Ball, 12/9/08




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Photo c/o Sasha Farm.


Vegan Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the suffering of farmed animals by promoting informed, ethical eating.

All donations are tax-deductible.

Vegan Outreach

POB 30865, Tucson, AZ 85751-0865