|Enewsletter • November 9, 2011|
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turn increase the number of people who hear
our message – by making a financial contribution.
donation is to acknowledge the
person who passed out leaflets at Temple University.
I was inspired to start eating vegan then, a
choice I feel good about every day.
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Reaching the 49%
Erik flags this report: Only 51% of Americans Adamantly Have “No Problem” Eating Meat & Dairy.
Paul was at the conference where these results were presented, and noted: “In its summary of concerns Americans were offered, ‘humane treatment of farm animals’ ranked higher than obesity, environmental sustainability in farming, global warming, and having enough food to feed poor nations.”
There is no doubt that just 20 years ago, the results would have been far, far different – if anyone had even imagined asking a question about farmed animals!
But all our work together has really changed the landscape for the animals, and today, just under half of the population is willing to question the standard American diet!
Now is the time to reach this huge segment of society with information compelling and thorough enough to help people start making changes, and maintain those changes.
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From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs
Notes from Our Members
Accompanying a donation to the Matching Challenge:
I have known Vegan Outreach
for years. But frankly, (the) recent
post on the Counting Animals blog
made me see more clearly why the work you do
is compellingly important and really urgently
needed! Thank you for what you do!
fantastic First Friday leafleting!
Even though it started pouring rain at 9:30,
we still reached almost 3,000 folks! Great feedback,
too; e.g., Kelsey spoke to a girl who got a
leaflet from us at FF last month and has been
vegetarian ever since! We were also joined by
David, a 16-year-old who went veg after getting
leafleted at First Friday a year ago. He loved
Incredible day at
Bronx Community College, where I reached over
800 students! I immediately schooled the security
guard on the horrors of factory farming and
eating meat and went from there. I saw SO many
students reading the booklet. I met numerous
people who were interested in finding out more
information, which I gave them! One girl said
she has been meaning to try to go vegan. I told
her all of the benefits, how great I feel, and
how easy it is. She, of course, got a Guide
and my email address. One student wanted more
booklets for a paper he was doing. He also took
my email in case he needed more information.
Another student wanted more booklets for a presentation
she was doing on this topic. It seems like at
almost every school I encounter students who
are not only learning about factory farming,
but are also presenting this information to
their classmates! Amazing.
and I reached 400 surprisingly
nice, primarily 14-to-25-year-olds at Chicago’s
House of Blues. Tons of “Thank You”s
and “Cool”s. I have a feeling many
people from last night will begin on their path
to helping farmed animals as a result of us
being there for a mere 30 minutes!
tabling yesterday at Charleston’s
Walk for Farm Animals, where lots of people
took booklets to share with others.
and I reached lots of people and
got great feedback – e.g., one guy stopped
dead in his tracks reading the booklet, and
then said, “This stuff is disgusting.”
Met a number of vegetarians and vegans; one
girl told me, “I was a vegan, but now I’m
just a slacker. I’d love to get back into it.”
Of course she got a Guide.
woman was handing out booklets where
I go to school, Kent State. When I read it,
it renewed my inspiration for helping animals.
Since I’ve read the booklet, I have gone vegan.
Niagara Community College, I met
a professor who was interested in going veg.
Then, Matt, Mara, and Morgan joined me at the
University of Buffalo. Morgan goes to Canisius;
her friend Ashley texted her yesterday that
people were discussing the pamphlets in class,
and she saw several read cover to cover in her
class at Canisius. I love the buzz VO lit creates
on small campuses.
today at SUNY Plattsburgh, where
I reached over 800 students, and got a hug!
A good level of interest, too. Two students
told me they are transitioning to a vegetarian
diet. After getting a leaflet, a different male
student exclaimed, “CAFOs suck!”
and I set a huge new record for Sonoma State –
almost 1,400 students reached! The high number of Guides is
due to the presentation I gave after leafleting. This was a “third-tier”
presentation at the school: a vegan professor
invited me to her class two years ago, was impressed and recommended me to another professor, whose class I then presented
in; the second professor then recommended me
to a third professor, who also
told me she loved the presentation and will
be recommending me. Score!