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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  May 5, 2010
This issue sponsored by
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Notes from Vegan Outreach

Join Team Vegan!

Students, Leaflets, the Animals, and You!

Wow! Adopt a College activists have been on a roll!

Just look at these results – already this semester, dedicated activists have handed a detailed booklet directly to 476,133 students at 698 schools!

Every single day, activists head to campuses across the continent to let more students know the truth about the hidden, vicious cruelty inherent in modern agribusiness, as well as the steps they can take to live true to their values.

Every single booklet, every single student reached, every single new vegetarian – these exist only because of the generosity of thoughtful donors dedicated to having the greatest impact possible.

Here are 80+ of these dedicated individuals – Team Vegan 2010!

You, too, can be a part of this world-changing team!

Come by the Team Vegan site and create your profile by Friday, May 7, and a generous donor will put $100 towards your fundraising goal – money that will be matched in August by John and Fany!

So please – join the team today and you’ll put hundreds of dollars to work for the animals just by signing up!

Thank you!

PS – Looking for another way to help? Come by the team page and make a tax-deductible contribution to a member, or to the general fund. Your donation will be doubled, dollar for dollar!

 

Meat is Murder

From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” Blog

 

Product of the Week

Nina: “Van’s Organic Waffles taste great and keep me full for the morning.”

Send your product of the week to product (at) veganoutreach (dot) org; previous entries here.

 

Notes from All Over

Lightning Round

 

Notes from Our Members

Aleta Markham
Aleta Markham reveals the truth to another University of Hartford student.

Such an amazing day at SUNY Albany! Overall, the acceptance rate was ~80%, and I had tons of positive responses and interactions. A sample:
     After having received one, a girl came up to me and said these booklets “are really good,” and she’s giving up all meat.
     One girl took one and told me she’d read it later because her roommate read one and it made her cry.
     A guy came up to me after having read one and said that he sat and pondered it and decided that he’s giving up meat for good. He also took a few leaflets to hand out to his earth science class.
     Someone else approached me a few minutes after having received the leaflet and said his sister is vegan and that he’s decided to make the switch. I gave him and other new veggies copies of the Guide to help them out.
     I also had a handful of lengthy conversations that proved pretty beneficial. One ended with one guy saying, “I was going to get a chicken salad for lunch, but not now.”
—Team Vegan member Todd Lent, 4/7/10

Reached 2,000 students at Virginia Tech today. One student said she went vegetarian from getting an Even If You Like Meat in the past and is now working on being vegan. Another student wanted to know how she could get active for animals, so I told her to contact VO.
—Kate and Aaron, Team Vegan members: The Animal Awareness Project, 4/5/10

UMD student
Compelling! Students at the University of Maryland (above) and Southern Connecticut State University (below) learn of the animals’ plight.

Reached over 1,000 students at LA Valley College and Burbank HS. Multiple amazing conversations – many shocked faces walked back to me asking what to do. Made headway with a Christian regarding animals being here for us to “use.” A girl stopped dead in her tracks reading her Compassionate Choices – I handed her a Guide. One couple received their leaflets and the girl immediately slapped her boyfriend, holding the Even If You Like Meat in his face: “See why you need to go vegetarian??”
—Nikki Benoit, 4/7/10

Very encouraging day at the University of Southern Mississippi! One girl said she just saw Earthlings; turns out a Spanish professor had shown it at 8 AM class. I found the teacher and she let me talk to the subsequent two classes before the movie started and give out booklets. Lots of people read the pamphlets and had questions, and you could hear the sobbing during the movie. Later, while leafleting again, three girls said that the film and booklets worked – they did not eat meat for lunch and implied they would not again. I’m sure many went veg today.
—Vic Sjodin, 4/5/10

I was happy to finally hit 2,600-student Taft HS before flying out of O’Hare on a business trip. Many groups had loud reactions after seeing the content; I could detect shock and disgust. However, I was glad to be there to plant the first seeds.
—Darina Smith, 4/8/10

SCSU student

My friend Alison joined me at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay; she was a natural! One woman said that getting an Even If You Like Meat in the past was what made her go vegetarian. She hadn’t ordered a Guide, so she was excited to get one. A friend of hers also wanted a Guide, saying she had been vegetarian before and thought she would go back to it. One woman said, “I got one earlier. It was very interesting. I want to change my eating habits.” Maybe her new Guide will help.
—Fred Tyler, 4/1/10

At De Anza College, I handed one to a guy who was standing alone. I noticed he spent about fifteen minutes reading it, then was joined by three friends. Of these three, a girl took his copy and started reading it. Two minutes later she turned to a page and then threw the booklet on the ground in disgust, and then picked it up and resumed reading. When she finished she handed the booklet to another friend, who in turn spent several minutes reading it.
—Erik Marcus, 4/5/10

Four hundred more people learned the truth today. Had one girl say, “I’m going vegetarian right now.” That makes it all worth it!
—Camilla Kendall, 4/11/10

Julia Caruk
A University of Connecticut student has his questions answered by Julia Caruk.

Tessa, Claudine, Amanda, Bernie, and I reached over 1,300 students at the University of Washington – Seattle. The biggest highlight for me today was when a young lady turned around after walking about 20 feet and told me that she had been putting off looking into this issue because she was afraid to change even though she knew it was the right thing to do. We had about a five minute discussion (mostly her asking about how I changed my diet and issues surrounding free-range animal products) and she eagerly accepted a Guide and my contact info and walked away saying, and I quote, “You’ve just changed a life today.” Truly a moment among moments for me.
—Brian Grupe, 4/9/10

Thanks for supplying us with booklets for our Winter Tour – we reached a lot of new people! After we got the booklets, two other members of our band went vegetarian and I am now vegan.
—Ean Smith, 4/28/10

 

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