|Enewsletter • July 6, 2011|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
You & Team Vegan: the Payoff
If you only read one sentence of this enewsletter:
This is because of the stunning efforts of everyone involved with Team Vegan, who raised an incredible $105,000+ (doubled to $210,000+) to print and distribute more Vegan Outreach booklets!
Because of all of you who have dedicated yourselves to striking at the root, VO activists across the continent will be heading into fall semester in a position to provide the animals the most effective voice ever!
It’s been an honor to work with the Team, who spent two months beating the bushes to raise money from friends, family, coworkers, etc. Special thanks to John, Fany, Steve, Steve, and Anonymous, whose matching challenge and double doubling helped increase everyone’s impact! And to our top fundraisers: Yvonne, Darina, the QTs, Todd, Brian, Catherine, and Nettie!
We’re deeply and truly thankful that you believe in VO’s work and use your contributions to help others have a bigger impact!
If we are to bring about the new world we all want, where animals aren’t viewed as mere commodities but rather are treated with the respect they are due, it will obviously require that people no longer view animals as food. This fundamental change can’t take place from the top down; it has to occur from the bottom up.
Together, we are making this happen, every day.
From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs
Product of the Week
VO HQ: “Gardein’s Ultimate Beefless Burger has replaced Boca’s burger as our favorite here (although we still eat plenty of the latter – the jumbo ones from Costco are very cheap!). Our local grocery store (Bashas) carries it, along with other Gardein. According to VegNews, the Ultimate Beefless Burger is even great grilled.”
Notes from Our Members
help and good conversations lately.
At Concordia College, one woman said, “I
got one of those booklets in October, and now
I’m a vegetarian.” She was excited to get
At North Dakota State University, one man said,
“I had a summer job in a turkey plant.
It was so sickening, I just walked off the job.
I didn’t even collect my paycheck.”
& Kate (aka The Humane League)
and I reached 3,600 students at George Mason
today – a huge new record! Combining last night’s
outreach with today’s, we reached over 5,000
folks in the last 24 hours.
vegan bake sale at Towson University;
reached 500 students with booklets. One student
said, “I went vegan from reading this last
at Boulder’s Puttin’ on the Leash
Humane Society gala was great! We doled out
vegan sesame chickun from a local restaurant,
along with various flavors of Purely Decadent
nice cream. People were wowed by both, but they
really couldn’t believe how good the vegan chickun
was. Some people had trouble believing it wasn’t
chickens’ flesh. Confirmed animal eaters started
talking about veganism! Three people told us
they’d gone veg or vegan because of our outreach
at past Humane Society events, and many vegetarians
came to the table to thank us for being there.
Many great conversations; e.g., a man who rescues
animals as a volunteer with United Animal Nations
said we got him questioning why he rescues some
animals and eats others. Hopefully being in
the presence of vegan literature, posters, and
smiling vegans all night helped him further
along the path.
had a lot of positive reactions,
and only one or two negative, while leafleting Taste
of Chicago. One young lady said she went vegetarian
after getting a booklet last year.
College was great! I met quite
a few ex-vegetarians who seemed open to going
back. I met a vegan getting something to drink
from their snack bar and we exchanged high fives.
The cashier wanted to check out a leaflet after
all our vegan shenanigans had passed.