|Enewsletter • February 2, 2011|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
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leafleting outside the University
of Colorado’s engineering building, I had a
great conversation with a young student who
decided to go vegan as her new year’s resolution.
She was concerned about health issues and thought
that being vegan was hard. She was considering
trying to find a local “humane” dairy
and egg farm, so I filled her in on the realities
of profit-driven farms (all the males are killed,
etc.), told her about various websites to make
the transition easier, invited her to join our campus group and to come
to the Boulder Vegan Meetup. Of course I gave her a Guide.
She seemed relieved and grateful and told me
the information would help a lot. She said her
roommate, a vegetarian, told her recently that
she wants to stop eating eggs and dairy too.
and I reached over 1,400 students at
Mississippi State University – reception was
awesome. One young woman said, “I got this
last year. It changed me!” Later, another
person mentioned going veg after receiving a
booklet in the past. Another woman mentioned
that the Even If You Like Meat booklet
got her grandparents to reduce their meat consumption.
and I had an exceptional take
rate at York College. We heard from several
students who had been thinking of making transitions,
but had never met any other vegans or vegetarians,
so didn’t even know where to begin. They were
excited to meet us.
a number of very interested students
at Menlo College. While flipping through the
Even If You Like Meat, one exclaimed, “Wow,
I should go back to being vegan!”
day at Northern Kentucky University,
where Brian and I reached over 1,600 students,
shattering the old record there. One guy told
me, “You got me to get a salad for lunch,
man, for real.” But that wasn’t as good
as yesterday at the University of Cincinnati, where
a woman told us, “I got one of those two
years ago and have been vegan ever since.”
So many great interactions of late!
high reception at Indiana University-Purdue
University, where I reached almost 1,000
students. Heard from 14 vegetarians and 3
vegans. Talked to a student from Africa
who has stopped eating birds and mammals after
getting a Compassionate Choices booklet
last semester, is preparing a presentation on
vegetarianism for class, and is planning to
make the move to vegetarian when his current
supply of fish is gone.
Duke University, Rob, Gloria, and I met Janie.
After talking with her briefly, she said she’d like to start leafleting
with us. This is the second time this semester that someone
at Duke told us they want to begin leafleting
with us immediately after receiving a booklet.
Good, good times!
800+ at Saint Cloud State University.
One girl said, “I have been wanting to
be in an animal rights group my entire life.
I will definitely join you.” One girl passed
by again after getting a leaflet and said, “I
feel so bad for the animals.” When I told
her what she could do, she said, “I know.
I’m gonna help!”
Total of 1,424
today at New Mexico State, Albuquerque
and NMS, Gallup. Heard “OMG” and “Ooooooh”
a lot. Explained the issues to a student who
loves chicken. I left him with the thought that
the most basic of their interests – to live
a life for themselves and not suffer – is denied
them because of the most trivial of ours. He
nodded, and hopefully our chicken friends can
add another to their list of fans!