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reducing the suffering of farmed animals
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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  July 22, 2009

Notes from Vegan Outreach

The End of Days!

Ellen Green
Ellen Green of Ellen and the íRents.

Team Vegan Matching Days, that is!

In order to put the full matching challenge to work for the animals, we still need $10,786 by Sunday – race day! Please help us reach this goal!

You can make a donation to any of the dedicated team members – including Alex Bury, Jack Norris, Jon Camp, or Ellen & Anne Green w/ Matt Ball – or make a general contribution to the entire team.

Your contribution today will reach many new people with the animals’ plight, and provide them with details on how to pursue an ethical, compassionate lifestyle!

Please click here now to change lives and help animals! Thanks!


Notes from Our Members

Lana Smithson
Lana Smithson paints an ethical picture at the art festival in Belfast, Maine.

About two years ago, your booklets started me down the path to reexamining my food choices. Now I am a vegetarian – thank you! Please know that your booklets DO WORK!
—PC, 7/15/09

I found your site when looking for information so that I can feed a super militant vegan friend of mine. Your approach to veganism in your FAQ is the first time I have seen it presented in such a way as to not be absurd or demeaning to those who, for whatever reason, cannot axe every little thing out of their lives. Your comments about eggs and why they are an issue was the first time I have ever heard an argument that was sane, let alone reasonable. While I may never be able to be a 100% vegan, you have at least opened my mind to the possibility.
—BE, 7/15/09

I was moved to make a donation after reading some of the essays on your website – particularly “Welfare and Liberation” and “A New World, Piece by Piece.”  I seem to find myself bombarded by the most discouraging and sometimes vitriolic viewpoints these days about animal rights and veganism. Your essays were a much needed reminder that there are still sane people in the animal rights movement who are doing good work.
—VM, 7/13/09

I’ve been active for about seven or eight years, and I have to say that Matt & Bruce’s book has really given me a much-needed boost and a renewed focus. Thank you all so much for being such a well-grounded source of support and inspiration.
—Linda Bower, 7/15/09

While leafleting at the Boulder Farmers’ Market, a woman told me that she buys grass-fed, free-range meat, eggs, etc. We talked about free range being a myth and I told her what happens to male chicks in the egg industry as an example. Her mouth dropped open and she said, “Maybe I do need one of those (Compassionate Choices).” We looked at the picture of the male chicks in a dumpster and talked a bit more. She was sincere in her concern, so I gave her a Guide too.
—Barbara Bear, 7/1/09

Sophia Erlsten
Sophia Seeramlal Erlsten promotes independence for the animals on July 4th in Florida.

At the University of Toronto today, one woman said, “Oooh, you’re going to make me into a vegetarian!”
—Alex Greenwood, 7/9/09

At the Warped Tour, Dallas, Casey Constable and I ran into a lot of vegetarians and vegans at our exits, but I also ran into a lot of people who said that they had tried to go vegan or vegetarian, but had to quit because of health problems. So, Guides (which contains “Staying Healthy on Plant-Based Diets”) were a very hot commodity at my exit.
—Eugene Khutoryansky, 7/7/09

I was invited to three BBQs on the 4th of July. I brought some Even If You Like Meat booklets to spread the word, and vegan food for people to try. I had some in-depth discussions with people regarding Food, Inc., vegan athletes, the environmental implications, animal suffering, etc. The leaflets were a wonderful tool for allowing such dialogue to occur on such a heavy meat-eating day.
—HZ, 7/8/09


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All donations are tax-deductible.

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