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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  August 5, 2009

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Silent Auction for Team Vegan Jerseys!

Ellen and a ’Rent
Ellen and a ’Rent in the AZ sun.

Team Vegan 2009 has run, but you have the chance to be part of the magic while helping Vegan Outreach prevent the suffering of more farmed animals!

We have seven running jerseys left – 4 M, 1 L, and 2 XL (unisex sizes, which run big). The shirt is a Brooks Podium SS Tee – a light, wicking jersey. Here’s the front and back.

We are holding a silent auction and will send the jerseys to the highest bidders. Please send your bid (and shirt size) to teamveganshirts (at) gmail (dot) com. On Thursday, August 13 at 11:59 pm, we will close the bids and contact the winners.

Thank you for helping VO help animals!


Products of the Week

Purely Decadent

Darren: “Purely Decadent Coconut Milk Cookie Dough frozen dessert is the most amazing thing ever.” Print a $1 coupon.

Vic: “Veggie Brothers fools people.”

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


Notes from All Over

Lightning Round

VA plate
Prince Fielder
shgmom56 / CC BY-SA 2.0


Notes from Our Members

High fives to whoever was handing out VO pamphlets at Comic-Con this weekend. I saw Paul Levitz, president of DC Comics, reading one!
—TH, 7/29/09

Melissa and Bonnie

Melisa and I (right) handed Compassionate Choices to every single person who was leaving the movie theatre after seeing Food, Inc. yesterday in Helena, Montana. We also gave them to the folks selling the tickets and popcorn! I would say, “Would you like more information on this topic?” Everybody was really nice, and nobody said, “No thanks!” Everybody took them! Thanks again for introducing me to Melisa! We are so happy to know each other.
—Bonnie Goodman, 7/27/09

At the University of Wisconsin at Madison, a woman let me know that her daughter had become vegan due to getting our booklet, and another student let me know that the booklet had moved her to become vegetarian. A university staffer let me know that she buys all local and organic animal products. I pointed out that there is no nice way to cut animals’ heads off. She acknowledged this.
—Joe Espinosa, 7/22/09

Eric Purdy
Above, Eric Purdy exposes factory farming to another University of Chicago student; below, Tom Schlieske takes the animals’ plight to DePaul University.

While leafleting an outdoor concert, some people said they just saw Food, Inc. at the movie theater around the corner. It was funny because at first they were obviously going to say no to a leaflet (shaking head and putting up a hand) until they saw what it was, and then they were thankful.
—Lana Smithson, 7/24/09

Leafleting the Lutheran Youth Convention, we came across about 40 vegetarians, whose comments made our day. “I appreciate you guys being out here!” “Keep it up!” “You’re doing great work!” and countless other remarks were warmly offered from compassionate individuals whose faces brightened after seeing others in the movement. Some might say 40 is nothing. A few years ago we would have met zero. Let’s see what we get next year.
—Derwin Wilright, Jr., 7/25/09

Tom Schlieske

A fairly receptive crowd at the farmers’ market. My favorite interaction was with an elderly woman who at first was going to give the brochure back to me, but then decided to keep it to show to her granddaughter, who is almost 4 years old. She said her granddaughter has been talking about going veg and recently stated that she really likes bacon, but she likes pigs more.
—Barbara Bear, 7/25/09

Thanks for – it’s a great repository of knowledge and has been very useful. Do keep up the good work, I’m sure it’s helping vegans and everyone else.
—Meredith in Helsinki, 7/28/09


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.

Vegan Outreach
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