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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  April 15, 2009

Notes from Vegan Outreach

  Kevin Satter shows how it's done.

Why Leaflet?

Some people wonder if Vegan Outreach's approach is too slow, too low-tech, etc. Jack Norris and Matt Ball have updated the "Why Adopt A College" page with a new section, "Aren't Pamphlets Outdated?" Please take a few minutes to read this; we welcome your feedback!

And speaking of leafleting's impact, we've started a compilation of feedback from each e-newsletter. Take a look!

Thanks again to everyone whose hard work and donations are changing lives every day!

Tick-Tock…Team Vegan Starts Soon!

Almost two dozen runners from across the country have already signed up for Team Vegan. If you've not signed up, you can register today—training starts April 26!

Not able to run? Please support a runner today! Together, we'll make a real difference for the animals!

Is Vegetarianism a Teen Eating Disorder?

Addressed by VO President Jack Norris, RD. Be sure to subscribe to Jack's blog!


Vegan Outreach is now on Twitter! You can follow us here!

Book Orders Coming

Thanks to everyone who ordered a copy of the new Animal Activist's Handbook. We're overwhelmed with the response, and will get your orders out to you ASAP.

If you haven't had a chance to order, you can via our online catalog!

Dessert Recipes of the Week

Anna: These Peanut Butter Chocolate Pillows are amazing!

Jean: Most things I cook are inedible, so I love this: heat a few dollops of Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream with a few sprinkles of cinnamon and raw sugar for a few seconds in the microwave, then pour it over fruit!

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


Notes from All Over

Lightning Round


Notes from Our Members

Loren Hart lets another UNC Charlotte student know the truth about factory farms.

At Eastern Illinois University, a student who was talking to her sister on the phone handed me the phone, as her sister wanted to let me know that my phrase "Help stop violence" really haunted her and made her realize that meat = violence.
-Joe Espinosa, 3/27/09

A great day of reception and feedback at Cal State, Northridge, including two students, one of whom took a leaflet early on; her friend did not. A few hours later they came back asking for a second leaflet and information on transitioning toward being animal-free. One said, "We read this through. We've decided we want to help each other go vegan together."
-Brianne Donaldson, 4/1/09

Heard lots of positive comments at the University of Connecticut, despite the cold. Many students were talking to each other saying things like, "Oh, I can't look at that—but you should read it," or, "Oh yeah, I got that before—you should totally read it—it's crazy."
-Eileen Botti, 4/1/09

I really had a wonderful time at the University of Missouri, Kansas City! Most of the students began flipping through the pages as they walked away. It was encouraging to see the instant impact. I chatted with a fellow who used to be vegetarian until he had a family. I asked him what made him decide to go veg in the first place. He said the usual health-related answer. I encouraged him to revisit that lifestyle and use it as a way to teach his family about the joys of compassionate living. It seemed to get his wheels turning a bit. One woman asked me for extra copies for her sister who was doing a presentation on animal rights in her public speaking class.
-Eva Helsel, 4/1/09

At Southeast Missouri State, one student said she had gotten a booklet from me last semester and made a lot of changes in her diet because of the booklet. A student approached me to say that he read the booklet that morning. He said, "This is messed up! What can I do?" "What you can do is change your diet," I replied, and handed him a Guide, saying, "This will help you do it. You vote with your dollar. If people stop supporting the meat industry, they will stop producing meat."
-Rick Hershey, 4/1/09


Michele Castillo promotes vegetarianism to UNC Wilmington students.

Many positive comments at Arizona State, West campus, including one woman who previously shared [Even If You Like Meat] with her family and said her daughters, especially her seven year old, refuses to eat chicken and fish. Another man quietly read the brochure nearby, and later approached me saying it was a really good brochure. Another student said she recently just went vegetarian. Many students had not yet seen the brochure and came over to take one. Almost all of them seemed genuinely interested.
-Jeff Boghosian, 4/2/09

At the National College Recruitment Fair, one person mentioned that the Why Vegan pamphlet is the reason she is a vegetarian. Another person mentioned that she got the pamphlet earlier in the day, and that I had convinced her.
-Eugene Khutoryansky, 4/5/09


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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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