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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  April 29, 2009

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Team Vegan Is Off and Running!

Dozens and dozens (and counting!) of joggers and runners of all levels have started training! It's still not too late to join us!

Mark Your Calendars: VO Across the Country

A number of events during the upcoming months:

We hope to see you!

 

Link of the Week: The Vegan Future

Evolving activism, changing society, and the shape of the future: an interview with Matt Ball.
 

 

Notes from All Over

Swine Flu and Factory Farms: Fast Track to Disaster

Dr. Michael Greger: “With massive concentrations of farm animals within which to mutate, these new swine flu viruses in North America seem to be on an evolutionary fast track, jumping and reassorting between species at an unprecedented rate.” Full story.

 

Notes from Our Members

 
  Amber Coon gets more information into the hands of a Syracuse University student.

Last week an acquaintance of mine, surprised to find out I was leafleting, told me that she received a leaflet somewhere when she was 12 years old (she’s in her mid-20s now) and hasn’t eaten meat since. “It was all because of that,” she told me. “They really work.”
-Brianne Donaldson, 4/15/09

The students at Fayetteville State were very kind to me. I had some really good conversations and even gave a student A Meaningful Life. One student said, “I got one of these last year and I haven’t eaten meat since.” At UNC Chapel Hill, one student received an Even If You Like Meat last year and stopped eating meat, but then started eating it again. After today he is going back on the veg diet!
-Rob Gilbride, 4/15/09

At Ball State, Joe [Espinosa] was told by a student that he is considered an icon on campus, since they see him out there every semester. He was asked to be interviewed for a campus magazine. We gave 100 Even If You Like Meat booklets and five Guides to a vegetarian professor for a class on ethics, and 50 EIYLMs to a student for tabling.
-Leslie Patterson, 4/18/09

What a success at SUNY Stony Brook’s Earthstock! A lot of people were interested and came by to ask questions and pick up more literature. Many people were shocked at the way animals are treated, and a few people left saying they were definitely going to try going veg. I told them to give it a good three weeks, gave them a Guide and showed them the recipes, and they seemed excited. Most people were very receptive and eager to learn more—I had such a great time!
-Heather Kramer (at right, before the event started), 4/17/09

At the University of Nebraska, one guy said, “I grew up on my grandfather’s farm. I saw all of the nasty things the other farmers do. Keep up the good work!” One guy came by and said, "You’re stirring up stuff. People are talking. They ARE talking." At Crighton U (Omaha), I met eight vegetarians. One guy I had given a flier to passed by again and said, “I read it during my break, and I just want to say, Yay for more people like you!” He gave me a big hug.
-Fred Tyler, 4/15/09

At Southeast Missouri State University, I met several students who said that they’re trying to cut back the meat in their diet after receiving a booklet previously, and one who told me that she is now vegetarian since receiving a booklet from me last semester.
-Rick Hershey, 4/16/09

 
 

Loren Hart promotes compassion at Western Carolina University.

At American River College, I had an awesome conversation with an African-American student. He asked about lots of the specific pictures and even compared factory farming to slavery. I told him a lot of people have been offended by that comparison and he responded to that saying, “Man, we all suffer, we’re all the same.” I gave him a Guide and was really touched with how affected he was by the material.
-Brian Grupe, 4/14/09

At Cape Cod Community College, a ton of people asked for Guides. I approached a group, and they were all very interested and asked me several nutrition questions and “what do you eat” questions. One vegetarian student said, “It’s so good to see that there’s someone on the island doing this—keep up the good work!”
-Eileen Botti, 4/14/09

At Arizona State (Tempe), one student said she went vegetarian five years ago after getting the pamphlet. A few other students surprised me by coming back for a brochure after initially refusing.
-Jeff Boghosian, 4/15/09

Good interactions at Widener University. A student in the army, who eats mostly vegetarian, liked the VO booklets as a good approach to educating others. Someone else came back later in the day to get more booklets from me to share with friends.
-Nick Cooney, 4/16/09

 

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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