|Enewsletter • August 5, 2009|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Silent Auction for Team Vegan Jerseys!
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 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
Vic: “Veggie Brothers fools people.”
Notes from All Over
Notes from Our Members
fives to whoever was handing out
VO pamphlets at Comic-Con this weekend. I saw
Paul Levitz, president of DC Comics, reading
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.
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.
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.
Leafleting the Lutheran Youth
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.
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.
– 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.