|Enewsletter • December 1, 2010|
I support Vegan Outreach because
of their single-minded focus on saving as many
animals as possible from the horrors of modern
agribusiness. Every day, Vegan Outreach strives
to be more efficient and effective; every day,
Vegan Outreach activists are out there, creating
real, lasting change.
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Notes from Our Members
I leafleted near Brock University’s
bus stop area and saw many students reading
the leaflets as they waited. A few students
told me how much they love steak, but once they
opened a leaflet, they had many questions for
me and seemed genuinely concerned about the
animals. One young lady read the whole leaflet
then said to me, “That’s it, I'm not eating
meat again.” It was a great day!
At Denver’s Auraria Campus, I
had numerous conversations with people who were
interested in going veg, and met a lot of “already
veg” people too. A young girl working for
Children International took a pamphlet and said,
“Oh, I want to be a vegetarian!” with
longing in her voice. I gave her a Guide;
she gave me a big hug. An older gentleman took
a Compassionate Choices, paged through
it, and then said, “Oh, Boca burgers, those
are so good!” and went on to say that we
should leave God’s creatures alone. He thanked
me for leafleting and gave me a hug and a kiss
on the cheek before he walked away. A woman
who took a leaflet came back moments later to
thank me for doing outreach and to tell me she
and her husband went vegan a couple of months
ago. I gave her a Guide – she was
After reading your booklet, I was moved to tears and, subsequently,
vomited for several minutes. I will do everything
in my power to share the truth about agribusiness
with my friends, colleagues and loved ones.
It was great to
table at World Veg Fest. At least ten college students
from different schools said they had received
our literature in the past. Got emails of over
a dozen people looking to help out. Also met
a woman (right) who went vegan in 1996 after
receiving a booklet from Jack Norris at the University
of Wisconsin, Madison.
University of Maine, a student
said he read the entire pamphlet and has decided
that he really wants to try to go vegetarian.
He was happy to receive a Guide. Another
said, “I HATE factory farming,” and
motioned like he was going to barf. Yet another
student said he would share the information
in the pamphlet with others. I told him about
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh,
one girl said, “I already have one. I read
it, and I like it. Thank you.” I met an
ethics professor who was interested in using
the Even If You Like Meat booklet as
part of an assignment for her students. I met
a guy who had first seen VO stuff down in Texas,
then at a school in Milwaukee. He said he wanted
to get involved and gave me his contact info.
at my school (Muskegon Community
College) was a great success! I had a lot of
students thank me for handing out the pamphlets
and tell me that they have always been interested
in becoming vegetarian.
up with a local group to leaflet
the Race for the Cure. We reached 2,800 folks,
including many high school students. More than
80% were open to looking at the info. A positive
and fun event to do, lots of good energy from
receptive and open-minded people.
great at Moorpark College and
Cal Lutheran University! It charges the soul
to hear people respond to my “Info to
help animals?” with “YES!” “Of
course!” “Always!” “I love
animals!” The next best part is watching
stunned faces walk aimlessly while reading their
newfound Earth-shattering leaflet.
Houston State, lots of students
mentioned getting a booklet in the past. One
student – Michael – took a booklet, read it,
then came back to help me leaflet – we reached
over 1,250 students!
I gave my persuasive speech in
my oral communications class at Daytona State,
I was able to hand out a lot of Vegan Outreach
booklets – some classmates asked for more.
day! Yvonne and I hit Portland
Community College, Portland State, Clackamas
Community College, and Jefferson High School.
I’ve never given out so many Guides
at a school as I did in our time at Portland
State – I could have given out many more, but
I ran out!
before I left Gainesville State College,
a professor asked if I would come speak to his
ecology class. I gave a five-minute spiel and
then we did 20 minutes of Q&A. It was hugely
productive. The professor told me in front of
the class that he loved my manner of discussion
and that everything I said was 100% factually
accurate. He invited me to come back when I’m next in town.
Range Community College had a
super-receptive crowd! A lot of people were
really excited to get a booklet. At the University
of Northern Colorado, one guy mentioned to me,
“Yeah, I got one of these about a year
ago at a concert, and I’ve been vegetarian ever