|Enewsletter • January 20, 2010|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Vegan Nutrition: What Does the Science Say?
Thanks to the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii, you can now watch a video of Jack Norris’ talk Vegan Nutrition: What Does the Science Say?
Product of the Week
The Animal Activist's Handbook: Maximizing Our Positive Impact in Today’s World, coauthored by Matt Ball, VO’s Executive Director, is now available for the Kindle! (You can still order the print version from Vegan Outreach for 1/3 off the cover price.)
Notes from All Over
Number of Animals Killed for Food Drops!
Via FARM: “The total number of land animals killed for food in the U.S. in 2008 was down 0.6% from 2007, at 10,279 million, despite a 1% increase in U.S. population, according to data extrapolated from the USDA.”
Erik Marcus Reviews Last Year
Why the number of animals killed will continue to decline: The Year in Meat, 2009.
Notes from Our Members
at the Galleria Mall, I just happened
to overhear one woman tell her friend that she
had gone vegetarian because of a booklet she
received from me. Later, after talking to a
guy for several minutes, his mother chimed in
that it was receiving a booklet from me that
had convinced him to go veg. So our conversion
rate is a lot higher than one would think from
just listening to direct feedback.
freezing, but Wesley College was
great. One student said she had received a booklet
in the past and, after receiving it again today,
is considering going vegetarian. Having read
Even If You Like Meat, another student
came back and said he will try vegetarian.
interactions at Linn-Benton Community
College. One woman said that after getting a
booklet last term, she and her fiancé have been
eating more meatless meals. Others commented
on how sad the pictures and info are. One person
was really shocked and asked in disbelief, “Is
this still going on?” Had a couple of
people ask for extras for friends, and saw other
students reading the booklets and talking about
Met some vegetarians and
engaged others in dialogue at Mott Community College.
Some told me they wanted to try going vegetarian
or at least cut down on meat. At one point I
went inside a building to warm up and noticed
a bunch of people intently reading the leaflets
while sitting down in the lobby.
a lot of kids engrossed in their
booklets today at Boulder High School, which
is always great to see. One young woman recognized
me from a few days ago while I was out dog-walking.
At that time she had said, “I like your
vegan pin.” I didn’t wear my pin while
leafleting today, but when she saw me on her
campus, she said, “Hey, I saw you the other
day. You’re a vegan – that’s the way to
be!” She and her friend happily accepted
day of leafleting at the University
of California, Davis. Theo Summer (right) and
I were in action for six solid hours, and we
were joined by Matt Zavortink making his leafleting
debut. Students seem to take this issue very
seriously. One student reported that they had
spent a portion of her comparative sociology
course discussing the booklet. A teacher said
to me, “Ah! I saw my students with these
in class today. You know I teach about this
in class.” I heard a number of people
remark to a friend/ group, “I can’t
look at those pictures!” or “Don’t
look at it or you won’t be able to eat
meat!” As much as people would like the
issue to remain “out of sight, out of
mind,” we leafleters will keep on truckin’
until justice is served up in the form of a
vegan meal on every plate!