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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  January 21, 2009

 

[T]here is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining of our character, than giving our all to a difficult task.
-Barack Obama


Notes from Vegan Outreach

The Plot Against Veganism

As we all know, modern agribusiness makes billions of dollars torturing and butchering animals every year, and is thus motivated to create and disseminate anti-vegetarian propaganda. The media, run by meat-eaters and funded by the advertising dollars from the likes of Tyson and Hormel, are all too happy to help disseminate distortions and lies.

As young people are most open to the idea of ethical eating, fear, uncertainty, and doubt are key tools of the trade for agribusiness. In this new review, Vegan Outreach's President and Registered Dietitian, Jack Norris, reveals the dishonesty vegans must face in promoting compassion -- please be sure to read it and pass it along.

Lifelong vegan, straight-A honors student, and ninth-grade varsity runner Ellen Green (center) celebrates with teammates and coach after winning the Cross Country Regional Championship in November.

 

Product of the Week

Kathy: Falafel is vegan, and a staple of the Middle Eastern diet.

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

 

Notes from All Over

A Vegetarian in the White House

Animal advocate and vegetarian Cass Sunstein has been appointed to head the relatively obscure, yet powerful Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. The regulatory czar, as the position is generally called, is responsible for every regulatory agency in the country, such as the EPA, and will oversee all administration rules. Full story.

Lightning Round

 

Notes from Our Members

While leafleting at USF Tampa, Ariana stopped upon taking a leaflet saying "Yay I'm vegan!" After she signed up to join the student group, she snagged a stack o' Compassionate Choices and hit the crowd. She not only signed up 4 other activists, but handed out 200 leaflets!
-Nikki Benoit, 1/15/09

Aaron Ross warms the ethics of another Wesley College student; below, Katherine Kekel reveals the truth to another individual at Kennesaw State University.

At Merritt College, a guy stopped in his tracks a few feet away from me after getting the booklet, totally engrossed in it. I went over to him and asked him if he was alright. He said that he couldn't handle this kind of cruelty. I gave him a Guide and we chatted a few minutes longer. Earlier, at the University of California, San Francisco, I met a retired farmer who thanked me for showing people how cruelly animals are treated on factory farms.
-Brian Grupe, 1/14/09

I have been stocking cooperative local establishments with VO booklets, and I keep some with me at all times. On my way into NYC this past Sunday I was on the train when a couple got on and sat behind me. I was reading and minding my own business until I heard the woman begin talking about a recent trip she had made to KFC. She said that for some reason that day, the chicken grossed her out and she had decided she was going to stop eating meat. When we reached our destination I approached the couple and spoke briefly with them and offered them each a copy of Why Vegan, which they were very happy to receive.
-MW, 1/12/09

Your website is the most intelligent writing I have ever seen on how to reduce animal suffering. I want to help you change the world, so I've set up this recurring donation.
-PM, 1/15/09

I received your Compassionate Choices at the Loyola Chicago campus. It wasn't full of the typical hysterics. Whoever is making these is doing an excellent, balanced job. Please keep up the good work.
-CK, 1/12/09

 

Every Donation Prevents Suffering

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.

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