|Enewsletter • August 31, 2011|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Thought the heat waves across the country were caused by global warming?
Vegan Outreach activists have been burning it up this summer, seeking out concerts, festivals, walkathons, and any other places they can find interested people.
To date, activists have reached 539,581 individuals at these various summer venues.
Over half a million new people!
Warped Tour leafleting has also set amazing new records. Initial numbers from our leafleters put WT outreach at 331,882 – nearly as many as summer 2010’s overall total (360,986).
Old hands were joined by a slew of new leafleters, making every WT stop a life-changing – and life-saving – event for countless new people! Requests for Vegan Outreach’s Guide to Cruelty-Free Eating have poured in via texts, voicemails, and online messages!
Congratulations to the amazing activists who’ve been on fire for the animals!
Fewer birds to be slaughtered: “Broiler meat stocks are up due to lower demand.… In the second half of 2011, the number of broilers slaughtered is expected to be down significantly.”
Be a Part of Hotel Vegan Outreach!
Help Vegan Outreach devote more resources to the animals by being a branch of the Hotel Vegan Outreach chain!
If have a spare bed (or couch) for Jeni or Jon, please let Anne know: anne(at)veganoutreach(dot)org. Thanks so much!
From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs
Notes from Our Members
Stewart and I were leafleting
inside the Carson, CA Warped Tour stop, I didn’t
notice two young girls sitting behind me reading
the booklets. During a quiet moment, I hear,
“I think it’s time to do something about
this.” I look over and Lauren says, “It’s
just not right to eat some animals and love
others.” We chatted about exercise / protein / alternatives, and she and Sarah both got Guided. Minutes later Lauren says, “Ya know, it’s
just not right to see how wrong this situation
is and walk away. Can I help you?” Yes,
she and her friend Sarah not only committed
to altering their eating habits but helped us
leaflet the crowd, too! And they’re both excited
to help me this fall.
From a recent batch of Guide requests:
I was at
Warped and someone happened to
be handing out brochures. It was pure luck that
I put it in my bag. When I got home, I read
it, and now I am really looking forward to this!
I was walking out of Warped and
I was handed a booklet. I always thought it
would be interesting to try being a vegan and
after doing some research, now’s the time.
Someone gave me a booklet outside
of a concert. Thank you for making me aware
about what’s going on.
I got your booklet at
the Warped Tour. It was truly inspiring.
Tour! I realized I can be cruelty
free. I’m ready!
Bluffs, IA was my last day on
the Warped Tour for this year. These last 10
days had us reaching 76,750 kids. I can’t remember
having as much fun as I’ve had over this last
month. Damn! Traveling solo has its merits,
but traveling with some of your favorite people,
doing long days of outreach, and seeing some
of the best people in the world, city after