|Enewsletter • June 2, 2010|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Changing Lives, Changing the World
Most of you have probably seen the undercover investigation by Mercy For Animals; if not, you can start with Jack’s write-up. Please note, the footage is as bad as it gets; one long-time member wrote: “Reading the article, I was thinking, ‘Yea, yea, I’ve seen it all before.’ I was wrong. These images are going to make me insane. I just can’t believe we are that evil.”
As discussed at VO’s blog, there is very little to say that would be even remotely appropriate – just that this is why Vegan Outreach focuses on creating as much real change as possible. This is why we’re working every day to let as many people as possible know the truth. These – and all the unseen atrocities – emphasize the urgency of getting as many people as we can to start making real, fundamental, lasting change.
Some links that might be useful:
What You Can Do, Today
Of course, we wish there was some “big” step we could take to end such obvious (and already illegal) barbarism. But as written here, it is naïve, at best, to believe that any system will really take good care of the animals we pay them to slaughter. If you say an individual is just meat, they will be treated as such.
As outlined in the links above, Vegan Outreach seeks to bring about – as quickly as possible – a new world where animals are respected as individuals.
You can join with the thousands of others who share this goal and are part of this work.
Right now, the Team Vegan fundraiser is underway. As discussed last week, every contribution you make to someone on Team Vegan will be immediately doubled, dollar for dollar, by an anonymous donor! And then doubled at the end of July by John and Fany!
If you want to increase the number of people rejecting the status quo; if you want to hasten the day when animals are respected, please consider contributing to a member of Team Vegan.
Your dollars will change lives and change the world.
Thanks so much!
More from “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” Blog
Notes from Our Members
(Callaghan) and I set yet another
new record, this time at St. John’s University,
even though it was so windy and cold we were
almost blown off the campus. We received a number
of positive responses, and saw many students
reading leaflets as they were walking around
campus. A professor who teaches a class on social
change asked for some extras to give to his
class today, and we heard a student say, “We
were just talking about this in my philosophy
class.” Another: “This
is so sad, I cried when I read it.”
University of Nebraska, one woman
said she got a flier two years ago and still
had it. She said: "It made a lasting impression.
To this day, my husband still won’t look
at it again."”
great conversation at El Camino
College – I could see the light bulb go
on over the guys’ heads! A young lady
ran up saying, “Yes!
I’m going vegan!”
Met a couple other vegans, and they all got
hugs – and Guides.
students at Arizona State said
they had already received a booklet, which is
surprising, given how big the school is. I also
had a couple of other short conversations with
students that seemed genuinely interested. One
student said she had been recently thinking
about going back to eating meat, so she thanked
me for giving her a reminder.
Governor Crist’s local event,
I handed him a leaflet. He took it, looked at
the cover, then handed it to his aide. I introduced
myself to her and she said she would be sure
to give him the leaflet.
on the road at 11pm Monday night
to make it to Western Kentucky University in
time for the first Tuesday class change. Despite
the rain, 1,112 students learned about how they
can help stop violence. Many students were very
interested in the issue; I heard from 15 vegetarians
and four vegans. One of the vegetarians let
me know that getting the booklet from us in
the past is what moved her to stop eating meat.
She had not gotten a Guide, so I gave