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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  November 9, 2011
This issue is sponsored by The Vegetarian Site:
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Cabrillo vegetarian
Above: A longtime vegetarian, due to receiving a VO booklet years ago, gets a Guide from Brian at Cabrillo College. Below: New vegetarian Murat at Sonoma State (see feedback section).
Murat

It’s great to know that I can support Vegan Outreach – and in turn increase the number of people who hear our message – by making a financial contribution.
     Leafleting requires not only the energy to physically hand out booklets, but also needs financial backing. I’m glad I can participate!
—AL

This 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.
—GS

 

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!

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Many people are willing – even eager – to learn the truth, and every day, Vegan Outreach activists are reaching thousands of them!

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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!
—HS, 11/4/11

Ashley Rhinehart, Phil Letten, and John Oberg
Ashley Rhinehart, Phil Letten, and John Oberg hide under a tree to protect the booklets from the rain in Phoenix.

Another 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 it!
—John Oberg, 11/4/11

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.
—Katie Pryor, 11/3/11

Anandini 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!
—Kenny Torrella, 11/6/11

Macie Rivera and Jasmin Marie Valdez
Macie Rivera and Jasmin Marie Valdez warm up for changing lives at Cabrillo College.

Great tabling yesterday at Charleston’s Walk for Farm Animals, where lots of people took booklets to share with others.
     Today, this email was forwarded to me: “I’ve been a vegetarian for about 30 years and I’m raising my daughter that way, but she honestly thought it was just us… everyone around us eats meat. She walked around the place a bit before saying anything to me and her first comment was something like, ‘All these people are like us?’ She couldn’t believe it and she even said how nice it was to be around other people ‘like us.’”
—Paulette Wendell, 10/17/11

Lauren 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.
—Fred Tyler, 11/3/11

A 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.
—SA, 10/19/11

At 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.
—Vic Sjodin, 10/14/11

Hartnell vegetarian
Another vegetarian-on-the-spot, this time at Hartnell College!

Record 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!”
—Lana Smithson, 10/20/11

Kalie 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!
     The real treat was meeting Murat. I gave him a brochure and he thanked me and then stopped in his tracks, inspected the cover and turned to me saying, “What is this, bro?” I gave him a 20-second rundown and he seemed satisfied and took the brochure with him. I saw him about 20 minutes later, and he told me he had read the whole thing cover to cover and was GOING VEG. 20 minutes… new vegetarian, just like that. I bro’d down with him for about 5 minutes, snapped his picture (top), and sent him on his merry way. So awesome.
—Brian Grupe, 10/17/11

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