|Enewsletter • January 27, 2010|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Adopt a College Storms into the New Decade
Despite record cold across much of the country and the El Nino pounding the West has received, Vegan Outreach activists have been out there, each and every day, taking the animals’ plight to more individuals.
Seeking out the schools already in session, these dedicated members of the Adopt a College program have already been to 69 campuses, reaching 44,180 students with Vegan Outreach’s powerful, proven booklets – changing lives and saving animals every day!
As always, thanks so much to everyone who makes this possible through donations and hard work!
Nutrition Analysis of the Week
Notes from All Over
Link of the Week: The High Cost of Ethical Eating
From Ginny Messina, RD: “[F]rom the perspective of the average omnivore (not from your perspective, but from theirs), beans and rice are a poor substitute for steak. Pasta with plain marinara sauce can feel a little disappointing to someone who is expecting meatballs. And, while some of us may think it’s no big deal to soak beans, and we may enjoy cooking everything from scratch, it’s good to remember that convenience is a driving force behind most people’s food choices.…
“The only 100 percent effective and honest argument for veganism is based on ethics and animals. Trying to promote fringe benefits of veganism is almost always likely to backfire. Because let’s face it – most people will discover sooner rather than later that veggie burgers cost more than ground beef.” Full post.
Even Morer Foer
From review of Eating Animals at The Monthly: “In the end, Foer’s reflections on George provide the book’s most powerful argument against eating animals. What justification do I have, he asks himself, for eating other animals, but not eating dogs? Yes, dogs are intelligent, feeling beings, but so are pigs, cows and chickens. Properly cooked, dog meat is as healthy and nutritious as any other meat. It is also said to be delicious. In fact, since many people now advocate eating locally produced food and stray dogs are killed in their thousands in most big cities every year, dogs are the ideal local meat. Foer helpfully provides a Filipino recipe for ‘Stewed Dog, Wedding Style’ that begins, ‘First, kill a medium-sized dog, then burn off the fur over a hot fire.’ His tongue-in-cheek suggestion helps us see what we are really doing when we eat pigs, cows and chickens.”
Also see this FORA.tv program of Foer.
Notes from Our Members
day at George Washington U. These
booklets are becoming recognizable on campuses
everywhere. Several students today knew exactly
what it was before I handed it to them, and
so many said that it is what prompted them to
try vegetarian/vegan. Also, a student we met
while leafleting was excited to see people being
active on campus and was inspired to get active
herself. We gave her Vegan Outreach’s contact
Anza College last week, a gal
approached me to let me know she had been veg
for four months after receiving a leaflet from
me last quarter. She had recently stopped being
completely veg because she felt she didn’t
know how to do it properly. She almost jumped
for joy when I handed her a Guide!
Another gal approached Theo (Summer) and me
to thank us for leafleting. She said she was
veg a few years back but (like the other gal)
didn’t know what to eat to stay healthy.
She was also totally excited to get a Guide.
been handing out your booklets and
just got a bunch of new vegans! I am especially
proud as I got a whole, wonderful family on
board, including their 13 year old, who was disgusted
when he saw it. These booklets WORK!
Written to Phil