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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  November 24, 2010
This issue sponsored by Malcolm’s Miracle Skincare
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For modern animal agriculture, the less the consumer knows about what’s happening before the meat hits the plate, the better.
     If true, is this an ethical situation? Should we be reluctant to let people know what really goes on, because we’re not really proud of it and concerned that it might turn them to vegetarianism?
—Peter Cheeke, PhD, Oregon St. U. Professor of Animal Agriculture, Contemporary Issues in Animal Agriculture, 2004 textbook

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Together for Better Thanksgivings

Turkeys

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.

Double Your Donation!

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:

Vegan Outreach
POB 30865
Tucson, AZ 85751-0865

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

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

Jokerz bar

Dave of The Vegetarian Site suggests Tuna (Not!) as product of the week. Be sure to shop at TVS before the end of November!

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.”

Please submit your favorite products; you can view previous entries here.

 

Notes from All Over

Lightning Round

 

Notes from Our Members

Darina Smith
Darina Smith builds a better world at Virginia Commonwealth University.

I had 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.
     I have a lot of respect for the people like you getting the word out about the terrible way our animals are being treated. I want to let you know people are listening, so keep up the work that you do in trying to STOP this disgusting treatment of animals.
—CL, 11/19/10

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.
—CC, 11/4/10

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.
     I know that I am just one person and cannot make as large a change just by boycotting farms and slaughterhouses alone, so I would be very interested in receiving pamphlets and handing them out to increase other people’s awareness of the animal cruelty going on right under our very noses.
—LW, 11/4/10

Dawn
The Dawn of a new day at the University of Arizona; below, a UA student studies the Even If You Like Meat booklet.

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.
     One animal agriculture student let me know that we are destroying agriculture. Good to know.
—Joe Espinosa, 9/28/10

Aleta 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 being there.
—Karen James, 9/29/10

At the 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.
     At the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, my host told me one of her classmates got a flier last year and it really changed her. I also met a girl who was interested in moving towards veganism, but wasn’t sure if she could afford it. We talked about ways to save money on food and the fact that she could have an effect by making some changes even if she couldn’t afford to make as many as she would like. She said, “It’s really good that you are out here.”
—Fred Tyler, 9/28/10

UA student

Lynn 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.
—Barbara Bear, 9/22/10

Acceptance at Arizona State (West) was very high today. Kirby ran into a classmate who is moving towards veg. Some comments:
     “I just want to thank you for being out here. I’m vegan and I think it’s so important that people learn about this.”
     “I just went vegetarian yesterday.”
     “This is so sad.”
     “This is going to make me cry.”
     “I’m actually already veg, you can give this to someone else.”
—Jeff Boghosian, 9/28/10

Grace and I reached 600 students at Indiana-Purdue University. One guy told me I had “sold” him on veganism. It was a great day!
—Heather Leughmyer, 9/30/10

Fresno State students
Students at Fresno State are engrossed in learning the truth.

Lots 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.”
—Vic Sjodin, 9/29/10

Today 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!
—Jeni Haines, 9/27/10

A better world – every day!
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Vegan Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the suffering of farmed animals by promoting informed, ethical eating.

All donations are tax-deductible.

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