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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  January 27, 2010

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Kaskaskia students
Students at Kaskaskia College are engrossed in booklets handed to them by Rick Hershey.

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

From Jack Norris, RD: How Unhealthy are Eggs? Also, Is Vegan Outreach Pro-Egg?

 

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.

 

Lightning Round

 

Notes from Our Members

Rico McCoy
Rico McCoy lets another Southwestern Illinois College student know the hidden truth of factory farms.

A great 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 info.
—Aaron Ross, 1/13/10

At De 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.
     Today at Santa Rosa Junior College (main and Petaluma campuses), Theo remarked this might have been his best day of outreach as far as both exchanges and general leafleting. We met a number of vegetarians at SRJC and I also chatted with inquisitive individuals. At the Petaluma campus, Theo was jealous because I met five vegans (two in a row!) and more vegetarians. Too many conversations to detail, but ALL were good.
—Brian Grupe, 1/11/10

Andrea Cimino
Andrea Cimino takes the animals’ message to the students at the University of Mary Washington.

I have 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!
—Linda Middlesworth, 1/21/10

Written to Phil Letten:
I’m really happy you guys came to Georgia Southern because just today I was talking to someone as she started reading your booklet. This girl had NO idea this stuff went on and this was legal. I think most of the reason more people aren’t vegetarian or vegan is because they don’t know of the brutal and unfair treatment of helpless animals. Another girl told me she’s never really thought about where meat comes from! I was blown away. Thank you for making such an impact.
—JT, 1/20/10

 

Prevent 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.

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