|Enewsletter • May 12, 2010|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Jack on Humanity’s Insecurity
Vegan Outreach’s President, Jack Norris, has a great blog post about the endless quest to find something that “separates us from the animals,” concluding:
Dr. Carl Sagan and Dr. Ann Druyan summarized the bottom line in their book Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors:
Jon Camp on His Latest Tour
After 68 nights of sleeping on someone else’s bed, couch, futon, air mattress or floor, I’m back in Takoma Park. Stats for the tour: 40,579 VO booklets handed to students at 75 schools; 9 talks given; 6,516 miles driven. Profuse thanks to those who housed me, joined me for outreach, and to everyone who donates to Vegan Outreach!
Team Vegan for the Animals!
Both Jack and Jon are members of Team Vegan 2010. More than a hundred people total have joined up to work together to provide the animals a voice! From Himalaya to Highland, from Fairfield to Finland, these folks are dedicated to creating a better world for all!
Any contribution you make will be doubled, dollar for dollar, allowing VO’s dedicated activists to reach more people, tearing down the walls that hide the truth and prevent people from living up to their morals.
Thanks so much for your support – we’ll continue to do our very best to make sure whatever you can afford goes as far as possible for the animals!
From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” Blog
Excerpt from More Bad News for Our Aquatic Friends:
Product of the Week
Office: “Some folks have noted how many pictures VO uses from Amy’s. That’s in part because they’ve been very generous in providing high-quality pictures. But also, they make such good, quick, and widely available vegan grub! For example: the Black Bean Enchilada Whole Meal. Yum!”
Notes from All Over
Post of the Month: Reliable Nutrition Information for Vegans
MPH, RD, explains: “[T]here are
very few issues in nutrition where all of the
studies are in agreement. Even where most of
the research shows more or less the same thing,
there will always be a few outliers – a
few studies that, for whatever reason, come
up with different results. So it’s easy
to make any case you would like in nutrition
by ‘selectively citing’ the research.
That is, choose the studies that support your
theory and ignore the rest.”
Notes from Our Members
Cassandra, and I reached 900 students
at SUNY Purchase – a new record. Great take
rate and overwhelmingly positive responses in
general! Some of the comments:
day at Louisiana Tech. Highlight:
two women who had lots of questions. When I
saw them again later, they said they were going
group at Glen Dale Community College.
One lady expressed sincere appreciation and
is working towards going veg now. Another lady
went veg that moment! They both got Guides.
/ supportive comments at Widener
University today. One woman came back to tell
me she used to be vegan but had fallen off the
wagon; after reading the pamphlet she was going
back to being vegan. Another guy came back to
tell me that the pamphlet was really effective,
and that he was definitely going to be making
changes to his diet.
you guys! I feel so good helping
animals, and have helped some of my friends
go vegan. Thanks for inspiring me!
lots of people at Indiana-Purdue
University’s Earth Day. We had many good conversations
with people who are really interested in changing
their diet. Gretchen educated three kids about
how animals are treated and killed for food.
They were all ears as their mom also listened
without intervening at all. I met someone who
went vegan after reading the VO literature displayed
at Loving Cafe. I met another girl who cut chicken
out of her diet after receiving an Even
If You Like Meat from me in the past.
State College, I had individuals
coming up to ask me for a booklet. The woman
who housed me this weekend went vegan six years
ago after visiting Vegan Outreach’s website.
As a result, her son, daughter-in-law, and grandson
are also now vegan.
a ton of vegetarians / vegans at
Humboldt State, but also gave a lot of Guides
to non-veg folks interested in learning more
about how to change their diet. Many people
stopped to chat for a minute or two today which
always makes me happy because the discussions
are always so positive and productive.
works for the Kansas City Royals baseball stadium
selling hot dogs and she told me today that they
now serve veggie dogs and veggie burgers! Cool!
and Sen joined me last week at
the University of Minnesota – Minneapolis. We
met a number of vegetarians / vegans. Both Sen
and I had people tell us getting an Even
If You Like Meat booklet in the past led
them to go vegetarian.