|Enewsletter • March 31, 2010|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
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A recent post shared this quote from George Thorndike Angell, founder of the MSPCA:
Speaking of blogs, VO’s President, Jack Norris, RD, has several new posts covering vitamin D and mineral absorption.
Product of the Week
Leila: “I highly recommend the vegan Tasty Bite Indian entrées. My favorites are the Bengal Lentils and Channa Masala – both high in fiber and other nutrients. The meals are heat-and-serve and come in microwaveable pouches (can also be boiled). I’m addicted!” Also available at Amazon.
Notes from All Over
A Night Out with Alicia Silverstone
A Vegan in Word and Deed: “At one point I looked at my dog, who was my best friend, and I thought, If I’m not going to eat you, then how can I eat these other creatures who have the same capacity for love and joy?” she recalled. Full story.
Upcoming: Camp & Bake Sale
Notes from Our Members
Written to Nikki
Written to Jon Camp:
working for a nonprofit can be
an unrewarding job, so I wanted to let you know
that your Guide
to Cruelty-Free Eating is really amazing.
It totally changed the way my wife and I look
at the world.
State College, an animal science
student sat at a bench and read the leaflet.
When she left she thanked me for the information.
I saw others reading it as well. A student said
receiving the leaflet was timely because animal
cruelty is the current subject in her ethics
students at the University of
Illinois, Chicago reported having gotten the
booklet in the past, and one came up to let
me know that getting the booklet from me two
years ago is what moved him to go vegetarian.
He had not gotten a Guide, so I gave
him one. I overheard another trio of students
talking after one took the booklet and stated
that this was the booklet that moved her other
friend to become vegetarian.
the University of Colorado in
the evening, one woman refused a Compassionate
Choices, saying, “I like my greasy
chicken.” I told her she could eat less
meat and still help that way. I asked if she
had tried the veggie chickun at a local Chinese
restaurant, then showed her the website address
I had jotted on the back for vegan dining options
in Boulder and Denver. Suddenly she changed
her tune and said she had been trying to eat
less meat and was happy to get the Guide!
over 1,000 people at UC Santa
Barbara. I met two people who are vegan for
Lent. One guy said it’s his second time
doing it, and after last time, he remained basically
vegetarian/ vegan for the rest of the year.
He was glad to get a Guide, and I encouraged
him to try and stay with it again after Lent.
mostly positive responses at Rowan
and more than a 90% take rate! A few students
who were interested in going veg took Guides,
and I had some positive experiences talking
to a few small groups of students who were standing
around and asking me about the booklets. One
vegetarian wanted to know if there was a group
on campus, so I explained to him about getting
involved with VO leafleting.