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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  September 16, 2009
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Notes from Vegan Outreach

Adopt a College across the Country

With schools now in session, Vegan Outreach activists are in action every single day, reaching thousands of new students with the realities of modern agribusiness, as well as the truly humane veg alternative.

This past week alone, tens of thousands of new individuals were personally handed a detailed, documented case for ethical eating!

So far this term, more than 100,000 students have discovered the truth at over 150 campuses. Leafleters have already been to schools in 29 states across the country, with efforts still accelerating!

Thanks so very much to everyone doing this vital work, as well as those who contribute to make it possible! As you can see below, your efforts and support are having a measurable impact!

 

Link of the Week

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Interview with Vegan Outreach cofounder at Paw-Talk.

 

Product of the Week

Amy’s Tofu Scramble

Melissa: “I love Amy's frozen products and her soups. A lot of vegan options. The Tofu Scramble is very good. My two-year-old can eat the whole meal by herself!”

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

 

Notes from All Over

Measurable Progress – Veg Growing on College Campuses!

“Demand for vegetarian products is snowballing. In a 2006 poll of 100,000 college students conducted by Aramark (a major foodservice company), 30 percent of students said that it was 'very important' to them to have vegetarian food options on campus, up from 26 percent in 2004.” Full article.

 

Lightning Round

 

Notes from Our Members

Katie Pryor
A student studies a booklet at the Borough of Manhattan Community College while Katie Pryor looks for the next to be enlightened; below, Mikael Nielsen takes the animals' case to the people of Chicago.

The quietness of the Loyola campus was interrupted temporarily by a very enthusiastic student who wanted to go vegan. I handed him a leaflet in passing and then I heard “HELL YEA!” and other exclamations of joy. He came back and told me he loved me, and asked for some more booklets to give to friends.
—Twila Hoyle, 9/1/09

Amy Johnson and I leafleted at the University of Newcastle (Australia) today. It went very well; one guy even came back and asked for two more for his friends. The three of them sat and looked at the leaflets carefully. Some people were visibly shocked after opening the leaflets and seeing the images of animal cruelty.
—Kathleen Chapman, 9/2/09

Heard from 10 vegetarians and four vegans at Ball State. One of the vegetarians let me know that he dropped meat after getting a booklet from me last year, explaining that seeing the way chickens are treated was simply too brutal for him to support.
—Joe Espinosa, 9/2/09

We distributed 1,600 booklets in only two hours at Kent State! One student even stopped and helped us leaflet between his classes! Lots of positive feedback and one student commented, “Yes! I need this, I've been wanting to go vegetarian for so long.”
—Jen Kaden, with Cheryle Nocera, Carolyn Yane, 9/2/09

The best part of the day at Rowan University was a conversation with a group of African American students. One of them, who had a dog, asked why should we care about pigs. I talked about how dogs and pigs are the same, but our moral schizophrenia to separate the two in our minds. I compared it to blacks and whites during slavery era. Both human, right? But how we relate to them is different. They all agreed and I could see they were moved.
—Victor Sjodin, 9/1/09

My coworkers informed me that the Sugar Land Town Square is a favorite teenage hangout on Friday and Saturday nights, so I leafleted there last Saturday. One person told me that they are now a vegetarian because of the Why Vegan, and several other people told me that they now plan to go vegetarian.
—Eugene Khutoryansky, 9/3/09

Great leafleting at the College of William and Mary, as well as James Madison University. At the latter, I had a conversation with a student who asked for more Even If You Like Meat booklets because he said it changed his life and he wants to help out.
—Rob Gilbride, 9/4/09

At the University of Northern Colorado, I saw numerous individuals reading the booklet; others thanked me or mentioned how eye-opening it was.
—Jon Camp, 9/1/09

Mikael Nielsen

Very friendly and receptive students at the University of Maine, Augusta. I got responses such as “Definitely, thank you,” “Absolutely,” “Good information to know,” “Yes, I DO want one of those,” etc. The acceptance rate was awesome. One student said, “Heck yeah. Factory farming is terrible. My friends are tired of hearing me talk about it, but now I'll refer them to your website.” She waved the pamphlet in the air and looked very happy to have it.
     One student said she recently read an article in Time Magazine about factory farming. She mentioned that people should switch to meat from “sustainable” farming. I pointed out that over a million animals get slaughtered per hour in the U.S., and if everyone switched to “humane” meat, then those farmers would have to adopt factory farming methods to keep up with demand. I added that the best solution would be less demand for animal products. She said, “Good point. I'll keep that in mind.”
—Lana Smithson, 9/4/09

 

Prevent suffering!

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All donations are tax-deductible.

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