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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  October 5, 2011

Notes from Vegan Outreach

  New vegetarians at HSU
  Brian reports from Humboldt State: “The young man on the left accepted a booklet from me, stopped dead in his tracks for a second, then turned around and said, ‘You’re going to turn me into a vegetarian!’ I saw him later and he told me he read the whole thing. He opened it up and told me the pictures of the pigs especially got to him. I said he should give vegetarianism a try and he said, ‘Yes, that’s it, I’m doing it!’ He then pulled his friend into the picture, who said he would try veg.”

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Together, we’ll get as many booklets to as many new people as possible.



The 2011 edition of The World’s Greatest Newsletter® is now at the printer!

If you’d like a copy, please contact us with your address. If you’ve moved in the past year, please let us know your new address. Thanks so much!


Caleb Wheeldon

Activist Profile: Caleb Wheeldon

Continuing our series of activist profiles, we’re happy to introduce Caleb Wheeldon, VO’s new Northwest Outreach Coordinator.

Here’s an excerpt from his profile:

Why do you leaflet?

Leafleting with Vegan Outreach is a simple and fun way to promote compassion towards animals. Since one leaflet, placed in the right hand at the right time, has the potential to save lives and prevent suffering, we’ll place millions of leaflets in the right hands, and at the right time. You can join us!

What was your most positive leafleting experience and why?

Leafleting at the University of WA in Seattle in the first week of September was a great experience for me.… Even with our differences, everyone who stopped to chat agreed that cruelty to animals is wrong, and that too many people don’t think about where their food comes from. Many people stopped to tell me they’re vegetarians or vegans, and others promised to eat less meat based on our chat. Great times!

Read the full profile here.


From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs


Product of the Week

Field Roast sausage

Caleb: “Field Roast smoked apple sage sausages. From Seattle, these delicious vegan sausages are great on the grill, in a pan, or straight out of the microwave (on a bun with some mustard, or other goodies).”

Please submit your nominees for product of the week via this page; previous entries here.


Notes from Our Members

Veg on the spot! Michelle had her life changed at Chico State.

Pinch me…cuz this can’t be real. All morning at Long Beach Community College, I was stopped by students wanting to get involved – some staff too. Collected their details and am getting in touch with them. More than ever, I had replies of: “Help animals? Hell yeah, I love animals.” If I could marry an institution, you’d be calling me Mrs. LBCC.
     Meaningful conversations, including a philosophy student looking for my “argument.” To sum it up, I quoted the head of the Department of Philosophy at Chaffey College, who said if person X disagrees with hurting and abusing animals, yet they eat animals and their secretions, they are morally schizophrenic. Period. This got his attention big time.
—Nikki Benoit, 8/18/11

A long and amazing day at Colorado State! I was joined by the school’s amazing animal rights group, as well as a local volunteer, and together we reached over 2,100 students! I had many conversations with vegetarians and inquisitive omnivores who were very intrigued, shocked, and fascinated by the message. Such a worthwhile day; I absolutely loved connecting with the student AR group.
—Jeni Haines, 9/30/11

Our event at Michigan State was very successful, mainly due to your literature. We handed out all 200 copies within two hours! Thanks for producing and sending these booklets, and for all your work for the animals.
—Molly McBride, Students Promoting Animal Rights, 9/30/11

Denise Hoffman
Denise Hoffman helps enlighten the Orlando art festival crowd.

Reached 550 students at Lewis-Clark State and the University of Idaho. Many of the students I reached today ignored me initially, until they realized it was about helping animals, and then they doubled back for the leaflet. It is a huge highlight for me when this happens.
—Caleb Wheeldon, 9/29/11

Highlight today: I had someone come back to return a leaflet saying they love meat too much. I told her she does not have to give up meat overnight and can try going veg one day a week and take it from there. She thought about it and said, “You’re right. I’ll take the leaflet back. Once a week. I can do that.” This then happened again with another person!
—Sophie Feng, 10/2/11

Phenomenal day of outreach at Syracuse University. Many people were interested, including a big football player who wanted to know about vegan protein, joining the AR club, etc.
—Vic Sjodin, 9/29/11

Today was my last leafleting at the University of Colorado, and I was glad to share the day with Lynn and Lisa. Thinking back to when I began doing outreach at this campus 7 or 8 years ago, it seems like caring about animals is much more accepted now than it was when I started.
—Barbara Bear, 8/22/11

Diane Gandee Sorbi
Diane Gandee Sorbi is happy to leaflet a disembodied hand at San Francisco State.

900 more students reached at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. It felt great being on campus again and leafleting. Most students thanked me for being there. It never gets old watching students read the information and hearing how it has changed their eating habits. Looking forward to more leafleting.
—Rob Gilbride, 8/29/11

Elyse and I totally rocked it at Kingsborough Community College today. Everyone was so nice, and we heard from lots of vegetarians. Two kids were interested in getting involved, so I gave them my contact information.
—Katie Pryor, 9/23/11

Gave 1,573 copies of Even If You Like Meat to students at Indiana University at Bloomington, along with 21 Guides – heard from dozens of vegetarians! I overheard a number of them tell their friends they had become vegetarian from getting the booklet in the past.
—Joe Espinosa, 8/30/11

New volunteer Ava and I reached 700 people at Phoenix’s Rainbow Festival. We heard from many people moving toward veg eating because of our previous outreach. It’s great to see so much movement!
—Jeff Boghosian, 10/2/11

Bronte Cummings
Bronte Cummings spreads sunshine and compassion at Cal State East Bay.

Jack, Jeni, and I reached almost 2,000 students at Chabot College – a huge new record. Previous times here, I didn’t meet a single vegetarian; today, we each met several! Three students pledged to me to move toward veg.
     Today was epic, with Jack at the College of Alameda and Jeni, Vic, and me at UC Berkeley! I met a young lady who has been vegan for a year after getting one of our brochures at Warped Tour. A vegetarian and a former vegan committed on the spot to going vegan. Tons of people wanted to talk and many committed to eating more veg. In the last two weeks, we Bay Area activists have distributed 16,980 leaflets. I feel so fortunate to be doing this work with such amazing people every day.
—Brian Grupe, 8/25/11


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