|Enewsletter • November 17, 2010|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
The fall 2010 issue of Vegan Outreach News is now available online. Articles include: Sizzling Summer Distro; Adopt a College Never Ceases to Amaze!; Who Thinks That Is Enough?; An Ex-Vegan’s Interview with Jack Norris; and Team Vegan Rocks!
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What We Accomplish
When we say, “Together, we’re reaching new people every day,” we mean it! Here’s a recent week of booklet totals entered into the Adopt a College database:
Again – this is only possible because of everyone who donates to print and distribute booklets, allowing the incredibly dedicated activists to go directly to tens of thousands of new people every week.
Thanks so much to everyone who is a part of this powerful, necessary work!
From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs
Products of the Week
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Notes from All Over
Notes from Our Members
College, Brian and I saw lots
of students reading and had several profound
talks. Also overheard that an English class
discussed the booklets. Best part of day for
me was when three students and a professor were
grilling me about sustainable meat, etc. I conceded
it was better than factory farming but held
firm against killing when not necessary. Compassion
is putting yourself in the place of the victim
and I’m sure pigs, chickens, deer, lobsters
don’t want to be killed. It’s as simple as grabbing
from one shelf and not the other.
of people were handing out your
leaflets at my school, Kenyon College, today.
Although I have been a vegetarian for over seven
years, your booklets really helped renew my
dedication to the cause. I REALLY appreciated
that they weren’t polarizing like other organizations.
Your leafleters approached the vegan/ vegetarian
issue in a very reasonable way. PLEASE keep
up the good work – the world needs to
I’m a military spouse
living on an Army base in Germany.
My husband, son and I were walking through Prague’s
Old Town where I was handed your booklet. I read
it, and it haunted me. It took two months, but it
percolated in the back of my mind until I became
a vegan three days ago. I just decided that I
didn’t want to pay people to do that to animals.
I am finally at peace with my diet.
Joe, and I leafleted the local
no-kill shelter’s “Run for Their Lives,”
as we did two years ago. Many people said they
had received the booklet before, and we heard
from many more vegans and vegetarians this time.
was so good! I reached more than
800 students at Everett Community College and
440+ at Skagit Valley College. Good conversations,
too. For example, I bro’ed down with two African
American students. They were very interested.
One woman took a booklet, stopped, quickly flipped
through and looked at the pictures. She asked,
“Is this real?” and said she loved
animals but really, really, really loved meat.
I responded that I also loved meat and that
taste was not the reason I gave meat up. She
then told me she wanted to go veg, and I gave
her a Guide.
I was recently handed a
Compassionate Choices at college and
want to learn more about taking another step
toward compassionate treatment of sentient beings.
A friend of mine had
a booklet containing photographs of animals
in slaughterhouses, and I realized I am supporting
a cruel industry by eating meat or products
derived from animals. It quickly opened my eyes
to reality. While there are many health benefits
that come with being vegan, my number one reason
for going vegan is to help end animal cruelty.
I received a booklet at
Colbert/Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or
Fear. Thank you for this great information.
It needs to get out there to more people. People
need to realize where their food comes from
and the price we’re paying environmentally and
that the animals are paying personally/ physically.
We value profit over life – it’s sad.
I appreciate your efforts.
I received a booklet at
the Holly Springs, NC community festival. I
knew bad stuff goes on but I never allowed myself
to really think about it. This booklet changed
everything and I can no longer support these
torture chambers. Thank you for making me aware.
I’m really going to try the vegan thing and
hopefully make a difference.