|Enewsletter • April 14, 2010|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
You and Team Vegan 2010 – More Opportunities for the Animals!
Get ready for Team Vegan 2010!
This year’s Team Vegan offers more opportunities for anyone, anywhere to get involved!
That means you!
Don’t want to run? You can train for a walkathon, or set a biking goal, or swim to get in shape. You can plan a leaflet-athon, walk dogs, cat-sit, etc. You can have a bake sale or do other fundraising.
If you do want to train and race, we’ll be developing various training programs for different levels and distances, and we can help you find a race in your area.
The Team Vegan website is now live, so you can set up your page! We’ve also set up a Team Vegan blog, where we are already posting training tips, schedules, and links of general interest – please join up and post your questions and insights. The Team Vegan Facebook page is back, allowing people across the country to interact.
Again this year, our incredible members John and Fany will double the money you raise, dollar for dollar to $75,000! Donations to any Team Vegan member or to the General fund from May 1 through July 31, 2010 will be matched up to $75,000.
This is a great opportunity for everyone to get involved with Vegan Outreach, work together towards a goal, and help the animals! Be sure to come by the Team Vegan blog and Facebook page for more updates, and feel free to contact us with questions or comments – thanks!
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Notes from All Over
Notes from Our Members
a friend, and I went to dinner
last night. They wanted to dispute veganism.
For example they brought up how Jesus ate meat.
But I remembered your bottom line; my response
was, “I don’t want to fight. I don’t
know about God’s reason for allowing this;
the reason I am doing this is because I want
to reduce suffering.” That was the end
of the conversation. Your message/ focus is
leafleting at the Justin Bieber
concert, I overheard one girl telling her friends,
“This is the booklet that Scarlet and
I got before, and it is what caused both of
us to go vegetarian.” Later, I overheard
another girl also telling her friends that she
is a vegetarian because of this booklet.
State, the highlight was when
a girl told me, “Oh I love you for handing
those out! I am SO glad you’re here! I
just had to find you to tell you that!”
She gave me a hug and lamented that some of
her friends and family are not at all supportive.
I gave her some encouragement and an AML. I also told her a little about AAC
and suggested she check out VO’s website.
She said she would and then she gave me another
I received my tax refund today and thought you
guys deserved a piece of the (vegan) pie!
SAR and I reached
nearly 1,500 students at Sacramento City College
today. Met quite a few vegans and chatted with
a number of people interested in going veg or
reducing their animal product consumption. Also
met two VO supporters who were excited to meet
someone leafleting. Talked with a woman who
had worked at a chicken factory in Arkansas.
She said it was really disturbing what she saw
and also very unfair to the immigrants who were
hired to work in the factory. She said she worked
in the “tub,” where they had to
mostly clean out maggots and dirt that had accumulated
during transport. She happily accepted a Guide.
reception rate at Indiana University
at South Bend, where I handed out 666 Even
If You Like Meat booklets and seven Guides.
Had two harm reduction conversations with students,
highlighting the point that it takes about 190
chickens to make the same amount of edible flesh
as just one beef steer. Also was informed by
a student that there is a Facebook page for
Stop Violence” guy, which apparently
Connecticut University, I spoke
with a woman who said that her husband turned
vegan as a result of the Even If You Like
Meat leaflet that we handed out three weeks
Reached over 400 people at
Northeastern, and 300+ at MIT. At NE, one guy
was new to vegetarianism and he was super-excited
about the Guide. Good discussions at
MIT, including a young man who came back with
a vegetarian burrito to let me know that getting
the booklet earlier in the day made him really
confront the suffering of farmed animals, hence
his vegetarian meal.
our six-year-old, is on spring
break this week. Monday, she came to school
with me. One high schooler asked her if she
was vegetarian. Then another asked why. She
replied, “Because meat is made of animals.”
Simple enough. Today, I offered to take her
to a movie or do whatever she wanted. She wanted
to go leafleting. She was incredible, holding
a pack of 50 at once, running up to everyone
on the walk. She reached 600 students at Cal