|Enewsletter • November 24, 2010|
animal agriculture, the less the
consumer knows about what’s happening
before the meat hits the plate, the better.
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Together for Better Thanksgivings
Some of you might remember this Sarah Palin interview where, behind her, turkeys are being slaughtered at a “family farm.” The turkeys struggle to break free – even long after their throats have been slit – but of course they are unable to do so.
From the largest corporate slaughterhouse to the smaller operations, we know brutality will occur as long as animals are viewed as meat.
This is why Vegan Outreach gives the animals a voice every day.
Every day, because of all of our efforts, the gruesome horrors of modern agribusiness are brought to light for thousands and thousands of new people.
Every day, we are creating a generation for whom making compassionate choices isn’t aberrant, but common and admired.
Every day, every person we reach takes us closer to our goal: a kinder world for animals.
Help create this kinder world today! Please consider a special Thanksgiving donation for the turkeys of the future.
Your contribution will be doubled, dollar for dollar, as part of our end-of-year matching opportunity!
You can use a credit card to make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, or send a check or money order to:
We are deeply thankful to work with you for a better world for all, and will continue to do our best to make sure you get the biggest bang for the buck. Thank you!
Update from Jon Camp
After being on the road for 48 days, I’m home from my latest tour. Stats for the tour: 44 schools hit, 40,570 Vegan Outreach booklets distributed, 9 talks given, 1 radio interview, 6,256 miles driven.
Profuse thanks to those of you who housed me, who leafleted with me, who organized a talk for me, and to everyone who makes this work happen through financial support. Every single day of outreach was positive!
It’s incredibly heartening to see so many individuals making changes as a result of receiving one of our booklets.
From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs
Products of the Week
Jack: “Go Max Go’s Jokerz bars are amazing. I’m trying to stop eating large amounts of sugar, but I make an exception for this bar. Even a small piece is amazing.”
Notes from All Over
Notes from Our Members
to go through your site quickly
because the pictures were enough to make me
cry. Why is it even legal for animals to be
treated this way? I’ve decided to become a vegan.
Thank you so much for
offering a booklet like Even If You Like
Meat that lets people know it doesn’t have
to be all or nothing. So many people I know
are much more open to hearing about the suffering
that goes on in factory farms if I suggest to
them that they don’t have to go vegan to make
a difference. Hopefully, some people will eventually
make the choice to boycott this horrible industry
entirely, but it will do a world of good if
many will just reduce their consumption.
I was handed an Even
If You Like Meat booklet at my school today,
and I immediately checked into the website!
I had been a vegetarian before, but began to
eat meat again while studying abroad in Germany
for a year. However, after receiving the booklet
today, I realized that I felt that being vegetarian
was something I needed to do.
At Western Kentucky University,
most students were interested in my message
to help stop violence. A student came up to
let me know that, after getting the booklet, she
had viewed the video
footage of poultry slaughter on the Vegan
Outreach website and actually threw up.
and I met quite a few vegetarians
at Southern Connecticut State. Lots of good
talks with students. One vegan professor took
my information and thanked us profusely for
University of Wisconsin, Superior,
a girl came back and said, “My roommate
would like one of your fliers. We’ve decided
to be vegetarian. After I saw the picture of
the chicks getting their beaks cut off, I said,
‘I’m not going to eat meat anymore.’” She
was very excited to get a Guide.
and I were well received at Auraria,
where we reached 1,000 students. I was especially
glad to give a Compassionate Choices to
a woman who had stopped being vegan after she
met her husband. Getting the booklet had her
questioning why she had “lost her resolve.”
She happily took a Guide.
at Arizona State (West) was very
high today. Kirby ran into a classmate who is
moving towards veg. Some comments:
and I reached 600 students at
Indiana-Purdue University. One guy told me I
had “sold” him on veganism. It was
a great day!
of readers and quick discussions
at New Jersey Institute of Technology. One guy
read Even If You Like Meat cover to cover,
and then got a Guide. One student told
her friends, “I am officially vegetarian
from right now.”
was a great start to my three-week tour! Students were
extremely receptive at Truckee Meadows Community College –
I would estimate about a 95% (or better) acceptance
rate! One man who accepted a leaflet was especially
inquisitive. We conversed for a short while
before he revealed himself to be a philosophy
professor at the school. After exchanging viewpoints
(it was a great conversation) he walked off,
only to return shortly to ask for fifteen leaflets
for his ethics class so that they could discuss
it further in class!