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reducing the suffering of farmed animals
by promoting informed, ethical eating.

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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  January 5, 2011

Notes from Vegan Outreach

A Zillion Thanks

Thank You!


You really, really came through for our end-of-year matching challenge, right until the last 10 minutes, Pacific time, of 2010!

Your donations will print many more booklets and reach many more people – individuals who may never otherwise learn what agribusiness hides from them, as well as the steps they can take to lead an ethical, compassionate life.

Vegan Outreach activists are already putting your contributions to work for the animals. One of our leafleters wrote yesterday:

A zillion thanks to Vegan Outreach for providing those of us with broken hearts about farm animals something constructive to do with our hands.

Of course, a zillion thanks goes to each of you – this necessary work is only possible because of your generous support.

We’ll continue to do our very best to make your contributions go as far as possible for the animals.

Together, we’ll make 2011 the best year yet!

Anne Green Jack Norris Jon Camp Matt Ball


From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs


Shopping Tip of the Week

Indian dish

Michelle: “I wanted to suggest buying already-prepared vegetarian meals at local Indian markets – they are much cheaper than in other stores. I recently bought about 20 of them and they were 3 for $5.00.”

Please submit your product of the week via this page; previous entries here.


Notes from All Over

Lightning Round


Notes from Our Members

Linda, Lana, & Yuri

I was handed your booklet at my school and I have been vegetarian since that day (Sept. 15). I am working my way to being vegan. It is my New Year’s resolution! I even got my family to eat less meat!
—HD, 12/30/10

Lana, Yuri, and I (right) had really good conversations at Florida International University. A nutrition student was really intrigued by the information and said the booklet really made an impact on her: “I didn’t know how bad it was.” Later, two young students came up; one took a leaflet and said he was already vegetarian. The other student refused to look at the leaflet but they both stayed and talked a long time. The vegetarian said he really wants to go vegan but the dairy was so hard to get rid of. I gave him seven alternative milks to choose from and told him about Daiya and Follow Your Heart cheeses. He was really excited. They told me that veganism was definitely becoming a big part of the pop culture. After a long while the non-vegetarian student said, “Okay, give me the leaflet, I can see that I’m going to be doing this too.” It was great.
—Linda Bower, 11/17/10

Reached 1,500 students at Texas A&M, where I met a large number of vegetarians and vegans. On two separate occasions, students with animal agriculture backgrounds told me the industry treats the majority of farm animals humanely. Later, after I answered all their specific questions about animal agriculture practices, Bible quotations, etc., they shook my hand and told me that I know my stuff.
—Eugene Khutoryansky, 12/8/10

Jamie Rivet
In warmer days, Jamie Rivet reaches out for the animals at a festival in Toronto.

Here in Queensland, we are still re-homing former battery hens. Each family has received the Aussie version of Why Vegan? We have had several families go veg and at least one go vegan. Thank you for such an inspirational booklet!
—Monique Wilson, 12/23/10

Aleta and I reached almost 600 Yalies today and met dozens of vegetarians. Aleta met a student who became vegan after receiving a VO leaflet this past spring, and I met a guy who greatly reduced his animal consumption and said he would work on going vegan. Aleta also met a student from the Yale law school who said that ending animal abuse was the most important issue today. She is planning to have an animal rights reading group at the law school next semester.
—Karen James, 10/29/10

Receptive students at Walla Walla University, Whitman College, and Walla Walla Community College. Saw many of them intently reading the booklet, and had a good conversation with two who had various questions about veganism.
     Every once in a while, someone hands back a booklet saying, “I don’t want to look at those pictures. It makes me sad.” When possible, I’ve started engaging these people by offering them a Guide and saying, “The thing with those pictures is that when we eat meat we are paying people to do those types of things to the animals.” This seems to have a positive effect. For example, I started a conversation like this with a girl yesterday, and by the end of our short conversation, she wanted to go veg.
—Phil Letten, 10/27/10


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