|Enewsletter • January 21, 2009|
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.
Notes from All Over
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.
Notes from Our Members
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!
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.
I have been stocking
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.
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
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