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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  July 8, 2009

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Link of the Week: How Vegan?

Excerpt: "For every person we convince that veganism is overly demanding by obsessing with an ever-increasing list of ingredients, we do worse than nothing: we turn someone away who could have made a real difference for animals if they hadn’t met us! Currently the vast majority of people in our society have no problem eating the actual leg of a chicken. It is not surprising that many people dismiss vegans as unreasonable and irrational when our example includes interrogating waiters, not eating veggie burgers cooked on the same grill with meat, not taking photographs or using medicines, etc." Read full article.

 

Resources of the Week

Two web sites: VegVine and VegGuide.

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

Darina Smith

I’m ordering booklets after reading your amazing Handbook. This book has completely changed my life. I can't wait to hand them out.
—CP, 7/6/09

Both days at Evanston Custer Fair were very busy, with a ton of kids in their teens and twenties. Virtually no one seemed to have seen these brochures before. It was very gratifying to watch so many of these kids read the booklets right on the spot. I had about 20 people say they were veg*ns, others were just starting out, hungry for information. Jon Camp’s charisma (and also his VO T-shirt) prompted two Texan students to approach him and ask about getting involved.
—Darina Smith (right), 6/24/09

Leafleting at the University of Illinois, Chicago, one young woman told her friend, "You have to take one of those! It’s what turned me into a vegetarian!" I asked her when that was and she responded, "Two years ago," which means she got it from Joe Espinosa (who reached over 30,000 students this past semester).
—Jon Camp, 6/17/09

Jessica Dadds
Jessica Dadds (above) and Yvonne LeGrice (below) leaflet the Portland Pride Parade.

At Purdue University, I leafleted a lot of high school kids there for a Future Farmers of America convention. I pointed out the citations from animal agriculture journals and textbooks so they would know the quotations are from professors of animal agriculture, acknowledging the industry’s standard treatment of animals. I myself have a history of spending time working on my uncle’s dairy farm as a child, and I entered the University of Illinois in 1989 in the College of Agriculture, so I do suspect that like me, some of these young people who have been lied to and taught to lie to hide the ugly truth of animal agriculture can get progressively more honest with themselves. My task was to help move that process along for all that I encountered.
—Joe Espinosa, 6/16/09

At Truman College, one woman told me she has been cutting back on meat for health reasons and mostly eats fish and chicken. I told her about how chickens are treated and she was horrified. We talked about the Golden Rule and the prevalence of violence in society and she seemed to make the connection with how animals are treated. She said she is going to give up chicken and work on going vegetarian.
—Leslie Patterson, 6/12/09

It was an awesome day of leafleting at this huge kickoff to the summer festival season in Cleveland. Three new leafleters joined me this time. They were a little nervous starting out but then were surprised at how easy it was and said they’d for sure be leafleting again! We encountered LOTS of vegetarians and quite a few vegans too. Really positive response at this event.
—Jen Kaden, 6/13/09

Yvonne LeGrice

I went to my alma mater, UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico), and gave out 206 booklets in a heartbeat. Reception was very close to perfect. Met a handful of enthusiastic vegetarians, and a student gave me her information so she can join me at leafleting next time I come. My mom, who works at UNAM, tagged along and asked the students to spread the word after reading the booklet. Most of them said they would. I went back later and handed out hundreds more.
     While there, I had lunch with a dear high school friend I hadn’t seen for several years. During our friendly chat he asked why I went vegan. We talked a while about the injustices that animals go through and the advantages of a vegan diet. He walked me to my car so I could give him a booklet. Yesterday I received an email from him that said: "I want to let you know that I was very persuaded by our conversation and the vegan booklet. I’m heading that way.”
—Italia Millan, 6/20/09

 

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