|Enewsletter • August 3, 2011|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Link of the Week: Be Three Times More Effective!
By Matt Ball; excerpts:
Jack’s experience is backed up in this new Psychology Today article, which indicates 75% of people who go vegetarian in the U.S. eventually go back to eating animals. 75%! In other words, if everyone who went vegetarian had stayed vegetarian, there would be three times more vegetarians in the U.S. today!
And what is the leading cause of people going back to eating animals? The existence of “happy meat”? Ha! Peer pressure? Nope. Missing the taste? Not even close.
You guessed it – the leading reason most vegetarians go back to eating animals is because they didn’t feel healthy.…
It is an absolute moral imperative that we learn and present the reality of vegan nutrition, so we can stop throwing away 75% of our efforts. The animals deserve no less.
Full article, and links.
From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs
Video and audio this week:
Product of the Week
Gerry and Sue: “Today, we tried Sophie’s Kitchen Vegan Calamari from Whole Foods. Delicious!”
Notes from Our Members
reading Adopt a College
posts, I saw Jon’s recommendation
to leaflet shows by the Decemberists. I clicked
on the link he provided and, to my great surprise,
saw that they were playing at that very moment
just 10 miles away! I jumped in my car immediately.
The folks I found were friendly and I had good
conversations. Someone gave me a high five after
getting a leaflet. A few commented on how “messed
up” factory farming is. Several young men
wearing “Environment Maine” T-shirts
seemed very interested in the info.
Golden West College, a buff athletic
man eagerly accepted a booklet when offered
“Info to help animals?” When he passed
by later, he was still buried nose-deep reading
it! I thanked him for doing so and he stopped
to say, “I was driving on the freeway yesterday
and saw a truck with chickens crammed in the
back…that pissed me off!! So THANK YOU for
being out here doing this. I WILL read this!”
Hall in Brooklyn is a great spot!
The people who pass by are very friendly and
receptive to the cause. Meredith and I had loads
of people ask us questions on what to eat after
reading the pamphlet. We handed out 500 in only
an hour, and will definitely bring more next
day leafleting the Boulder Farmers’
Market / Yoga Festival. I had so many
conversations with people who were in transition
from flesh-eating to vegetarian and vegetarian
to vegan I can’t recount them all. I also met
loads of vegans today. One guy told me he’d
gotten a Compassionate Choices on campus
a year or two ago and since then had really
embraced the ideas in it. A woman told me that
since getting a Compassionate Choices
and our conversing then, she’s decided to go
vegan after being on the fence for years. She
asked me all kinds of questions about dairy
substitutes, etc. and read the Guide
from cover to cover.
summer school and prospective
students were receptive at the University of
Nevada, Las Vegas, even though it was very hot!