|Enewsletter • September 8, 2010|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Video Feedback of the Week
If you have limited time, be sure to watch at least the opening minute (the conclusion is great, too).
Congratulations to everyone out there, every day, reaching more and more people with this life-changing message!
Link of the Week: “Who here thinks that is enough?”
Product of the Week
Anne: “Malcolm’s Miracle skin care products (by Lynn, one of VO’s first members) are amazing – make great gifts, too!”
Notes from All Over
Notes from Our Members
Three from the most recent batch of Guide requests:
attended the Warped Tour and brought
a Choose Compassion pamphlet home.
We became vegetarian and I am looking into vegan
One of my favorite teachers is
a vegan, and when we had free time in class,
we could read Why Vegan? From the moment
she offered this booklet, I was attracted by
I got a Choose Compassion
pamphlet at Warped Tour and was mortified by
the horrible things they do to animals. It’s
like animal genocide!
It was the encouraging,
understanding voice I discovered on the Vegan
Outreach website which helped me when I first
transitioned to veganism six years ago. If it
weren’t for them, I’m not sure I would have
arrived at the place I am today. When I first
went vegan, I came across a few people online
who struck me as very angry and condescending.
I saw how they attacked other vegans for not
being vegan “enough” (as they defined
it) and was even afraid to self-identify as
a vegan for fear of being judged and attacked
by other vegans! VO reaches and encourages people
to take the first step on the path to veganism
and gives them the strength and confidence to
continue to learn and embrace more “advanced”
animal rights and liberation concepts as they
are ready. I am very grateful for their work.
Tons of teens and
college-aged people at the Border’s on Michigan
Ave – we ran out of booklets after just one
hour. Heard from quite a few veggies and supporters.
One girl who was headed into Border’s told me,
“I received one before – I am converting!”
She told me she was actually on her way in to
buy a vegetarian cookbook. Nice!
The Lilith Fair was great! There
were many women of all ages who really seemed
interested in the material and showed it to
their friends. One lady came back and asked
for another copy for her daughter. I met so
many vegetarians I lost track! Surprisingly,
my favorite interaction was with a guy. He took
the pamphlet and said, “Thanks.” Then
he looked at the cover and said, “Actually,
thank you very much for this.”
Humane League handed out a
total of 120,720 Vegan Outreach booklets at
Warped Tour stops this summer. Praise to Phil
Letten for going around the entire summer, James
Brennaman for going to almost all Eastern stops,
Darius Fullmer for doing the last six WT dates,
Lydia Chaudhry for leafleting the four Philly-area
dates, and Aaron and Kate for seven different
some great feedback leafleting
(with Mikael and Riley). I offered leaflets
to a group of five women from out of town; one
of them was veg and the others were interested.
I gave them a restaurant guide and they were
all so appreciative and excited to have it,
and immediately started looking through it for
places to eat. Another couple, walking dogs,
came up and thanked me for getting the word
out. They said how wonderful it is to be doing
that and they firmly believe in our work.
over 3,700 individuals at the
Cincinnati Warped Tour stop. Two separate individuals
mentioned being veg as a result of VO leafleting
at WT last year.