|Enewsletter • January 5, 2011|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
A Zillion Thanks
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:
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!
From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs
Shopping Tip of the Week
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.”
Notes from All Over
Notes from Our Members
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!
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
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.
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!
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
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.