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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  August 31, 2011

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Sizzling Summer!

Caitlin
Last week at the College of Alameda, Brian Grupe met Caitlin, who’s been vegan since getting a VO booklet at Warped Tour 2010.

Thought the heat waves across the country were caused by global warming?

Au contraire!

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!

 

Birds

More Payoff

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.”

Fewer cattle, pigs, and sheep slaughtered as well.

 

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!

  • Jeni Haines is touring the South this semester and needs housing in or near the following cities:
    • TX: Amarillo, Canyon, Junction, and Midland
    • OK: Weatherford, Oklahoma City, Stillwater, and Edmond
    • AR: Fort Smith and Conway
    • MS: Ellisville and Hattiesburg
    • LA: Natchitoches, Lake Charles, Lafayette, and Baton Rouge
  • Jon Camp, VO’s Director of Outreach, will also be touring the South in October and November. He still needs housing for 1 to 3 nights in the following places:
    • TX: McAllen, Brownsville, San Marcos, Killeen, Waco, Nacogdoches, College Station, and Beaumont
    • SC: Columbia and Conway
    • GA: Milledgeville and Augusta
    • WV: Morgantown and Fairmont
    • VA: Roanoke and Lynchburg

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

Chicken

 

Notes from Our Members

Marysville concertgoers
Representin’ compassion at the Marysville, CA Warped stop!

While 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.
—Nikki Benoit, 8/11/11

Vegans since WT ’09
Kate St. John met these two rockers who’ve been vegan since being leafleted at Warped 2009.

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!
—CF, Sun City, AZ, 8/8/11

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.
—JT, Litchfield, IL, 8/4/11

Someone gave me a booklet outside of a concert. Thank you for making me aware about what’s going on.
—VM, Belton, TX, 7/25/11

I got your booklet at the Warped Tour. It was truly inspiring.
—SG, Kingsport, TN, 7/29/11

Warped Tour! I realized I can be cruelty free. I’m ready!
—BP, Salt Lake City, 8/8/11

Marysville leafleters
At the Marysville Warped stop, Kitty, Lauren, Jeni, John, Crystal, Brian, Vic, and Anthony celebrate reaching over 7,500 new people.

Council 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 city, rules.
     I’m continually floored by what an amazing network of Vegan Outreach activists exists. Thanks to everyone on this list who leafleted with us, who housed us, and who continues to donate towards this work. As evidenced by the people who mentioned being veg as a result of our past outreach, the tons and tons of starter guide requests that have been coming in this summer, and the online feedback (such as this Twitter post: “those pamphlets they hand out at warped make me wanna be vegan omg”), we’re making huge inroads.
      VO’s work is such a team effort and we are definitely a team on the move. Let’s go into the fall semester strong!
—Jon Camp, 8/5/11

 

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