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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  February 18, 2009

 

Notes from Vegan Outreach

New Campaign -- Break Boca's Egg Habit!

Compassion Over Killing is teaming up with Mercy For Animals and the Animal Protection & Rescue League as well as compassionate people everywhere to ask Boca to stop using eggs in its product line.

Boca has long been a leader in supplying delicious vegetarian foods to a growing market. Unfortunately, while its competitors Morningstar Farms, Lightlife Foods, Tofurky, Gardenburger, and Garden Protein have either reduced the amount of eggs they use or simply don't use any eggs at all, Boca hasn't yet moved on this important issue of animal cruelty.

You can take action today -- just visit the Action Center! There, you'll find links to an on-line comment form; you can also call the company at 877-966-8769.

Thanks so much -- with just a few minutes of your day, you can help spare more hens from the horrors of modern egg production, as well as make veganism more convenient!

 

Recipe of the Week

Becky writes: I read one of your pamphlets and am going to make a sincere attempt to eliminate meat from my diet. This is one of my favorite recipes in the world: Tomato and Olive Penne (without the cheese, or with vegan parm).

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

 

Notes from All Over

VegFund for Veg Food

How many times have you gone to a fundraiser or event that has a compassionate mission, but serves food that promotes violence and environmental degradation? VegFund provides funding to groups and individuals wanting to table at community events and give away free delicious vegan food! VegFund covers the cost of all food, serving supplies, and booth/table fees for events such as: Rescue/Shelter events, School Events, Farmers Markets, Art Openings, Religious Events, etc. For more information and an application form visit VegFund.Org.

 

Lightning Round

 

Notes from Our Members

A good day at Cal State, Fullerton. Right away a student came up to me and said, "You gave me one of those before and I wanted to tell you how much I appreciated it. I never knew what happened behind closed doors. Some people might not like it that you give them this information, but I am glad that I know now." I was moved. On my way back to my car, I passed a large group of high school students. I stopped and asked if anyone would like information to help animals. It was like a mob scene. They all wanted a leaflet. As I walked to other small groups, several more came up to ask for a flyer, to bring their friends over, to say they were vegetarian. Amazing.
-Brianne Donaldson, 2/10/09

Had some good conversations at North Park University, including one with an older student who asked if I was against animal use in general or just the poor treatment. I told him that since we can be healthy without animal products, we should let them live their lives freely as we live ours. He agreed and we talked for a bit longer. One girl ran up to me and said, "Actually, I DO want this!!!" before I had even offered her a leaflet, then scampered off to rejoin her friends.
-Pam Blair, 2/10/09

Alex Arbogast gives another Virginia Commonwealth student insight into the hidden horrors of modern agribusiness; below, hens at a United Egg Producer-approved facility, such as those that supply Boca with eggs.

San Joaquin Delta College has been leafleted a lot, so people know who we are. One woman told me, "Oh! I received that pamphlet here before and it made me a vegetarian!" I also met a young woman I had spoken with two semesters ago who had been trying to reduce consumption since then. We talked for a good while about all sorts of animal issues -- I could tell that she really wanted to continue changing in a positive way. This is why it is important for us to keep hitting the same schools, even if we leaflet the same people -- the fifth leaflet could be someone’s tipping point. An activist friend of mine recently told me how she knew someone at her school that would tease all the time and say how good meat was. Eventually this guy became veg and completely changed his mind about the issues.
-Brian Grupe, 2/12/09

I have special thanks for the sweet college girl who was standing in the rainy cold weather, passing out fliers with a sweet smile. Thanks for changing the world one step at a time.
-SZ, 2/10/09

Leafleting at the University of Illinois, Chicago subway stop was fairly easy. The most interesting moment was when two cops approached me. I followed my instinct, and I simply offered them brochures with a big smile just like to everyone else. They retreated a couple steps away, and one of the cops read the brochure cover to cover before they left.
-Darina Smith, 2/11/09

At William and Mary, a young woman pointed to the booklet and told her friend, "That's what got me to go vegetarian." A young man read the cover of Even If You Like Meat, and said, "That's a great idea. I've been thinking of doing this." I gave him a Guide.
-Jon Camp, 2/14/09

A great day in the sun at Arizona State. People were once again happy to see the VO t-shirt. Many people saw the shirt and came up to me asking for the leaflets. I met a lot of veg people today and handed them Guides.
-Rob Gilbride, 2/12/09

Many of the people at the Revolve Tour had already gotten pamphlets at last year's Revolve Tour. A number of them said that they are now vegetarian, so this year, they got Guides.
-Eugene Khutoryansky, 2/14/09

Today at Mercer Community College, one guy came back and told me he was now going to go veg, and asked for ten more pamphlets to bring to work. At Rutgers, Livingston, many of those getting a leaflet where waiting for the buses and read them while waiting and then on the bus. One girl said she had been trying to go veg and the pamphlet will help her make the evolution. At Rutgers, Douglass, a student told us, "Everybody is talking about this!"
-Vic Sjodin, 2/13/09

 

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