|Enewsletter • April 13, 2011|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
8.0, 8.1, 8.2…
As the weather warms, Adopt a College activists are taking advantage, reaching more and more people with the animals’ message!
So far this term, hundreds of leafleters have reached 467,743 students at 572 different schools.
This brings the school leafleting total to 5,588,930 students personally handed a booklet since fall 2003.
Combine this with 2.6 million young people reached at concerts and other venues, and 1,666 AAC activists have now given the truth directly to 8,237,751 individuals!
Congratulations to everyone who has supported and taken part in this amazing, powerful work!
From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs
Product of the Week
Amanda: “The Vegan’s Daily Companion by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is a really helpful resource to me.”
Notes from All Over
Notes from Our Members
at the University of Oklahoma
was stellar. A number of people asked good questions,
asked for an extra booklet or two, etc. The
highlight was when a young woman on a bike stopped
by and said, “Dude, you changed my life.
I was crying by page three. I’m totally going
vegan.” I gave her a high five and a Guide.
She stopped by later in the day to ask questions
about local groups. Again, she stated, “You
totally changed my life.”
take rate at Skagit Valley College,
where I reached 200 students. On my drive home,
I passed by a transport truck on the highway
– a reminder of why we’re all doing
this and how much I hope that we all affect
a lot of people every day.
crowd at Truman College – one
woman said that she had already received the
literature before and has since cut down how
often she eats meat. Several students expressed
interest in going vegan.
students at DePaul were interested
in receiving a booklet. I had one girl stop
to tell me that she and her sister both became
vegan because of someone previously leafleting
on the campus.
amazing help from Sen at Anoka
Ramsey Community College. One woman said, “You
convinced me last time, dude. I’m done!”
She was excited to get a Guide to help
with her new eating habits.
outreach today. John Sakars joined
me at Georgian University, where we saw dozens
reading their booklets. Brian reached over 1,000
more at York University, and said he spoke to
about 25 people in depth. He noted that about
15 people came up to him after reading it yesterday.
He ran out of Guides.
Florida A&M, a young man seemed
concerned about the information but stated that
he doesn’t really care about the animals. I
talked about farmed animals being individuals
who feel pain and fear death. He looked a little
surprised but he nodded. I asked him what he
would do if he saw someone being cruel to a
dog right here in front of us. He said he would
help the dog because he wouldn’t want to see
the animal hurt. I explained that farmed animals
don’t have the anti-cruelty protections that
dogs and cats have, and the suffering goes on
behind the scenes. He accepted a Guide,
thanked me, shook my hand, and said he hopes
others listen to the outreach.
From recent online requests for the Guide:
was walking down the street (in
Phoenix) and was handed a booklet. I will never
eat meat again.
was passing out booklets as I
was coming out of class (at UC Davis). I read
through the whole thing, and I’m pretty convinced
I don’t ever want to eat meat again! What they
do to those animals is just sick!
got a booklet at my college campus
today (in Escondido, CA). I’ve been contemplating
going vegetarian for a while now, but hadn’t
quite taken the plunge. It was one thing to
know in a general sort of sense that animals
suffered due to me eating meat, it was another
to be confronted with it in that way. I read
the booklet with tears streaming down my face,
and I’m going to start removing meat from my
diet. I don’t want any creature to suffer so
that I can eat meat.
read my sister’s booklet (that
she got from a friend here in Wichita) and have
recently become full-blown vegetarian!! I started
three weeks ago and feel great!! We are moving
towards being vegan so we can save the animals!!!
left a booklet in my school library
(in Boone, NC). This booklet was so well put
together and offered such incredible help in
finding ways to cut out meat from one’s diet
that it inspired me. As a college student with
very little money, I hope the Guide
will help me be vegan even on a budget.
lady handed me a booklet (at La Salle
University). Ever since I saw the horrors inside
of it, I decided to become a vegetarian!
connections at Golden West College
and Saddleback College. Favorite overheard
response (group of five guys, only one with
a leaflet): The leafleted guy was completely
engrossed in the brochure (speechless for over
five minutes), not listening to the conversation
of his buddies, his upper lip curling in disgust.
Then was able to form words: “Oh my god…did
you see this? Ugh this is terrible! That one’s
ALIVE!” So his buddies peeked over his
shoulder: “Holy crap man…that’s disgusting!”
“Can you imagine living your whole life
that way? UGH…man this is terrible!”