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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  November 23, 2011
This issue is sponsored by The Vegetarian Site:
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For modern animal agriculture
,
the less the consumer knows about what’s happening before the meat hits the plate, the better.
     If true, is this an ethical situation? Should we be reluctant to let people know what really goes on, because we’re not really proud of it and concerned that it might turn them to vegetarianism?
—Peter Cheeke, PhD, Oregon St. U. Professor of Animal Agriculture, Contemporary Issues in Animal Agriculture, 2004 textbook

 

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Together for Better Thanksgivings

Turkeys

Every few months, a new investigation comes out to expose a specific new case of cruelty.

But we all know that for every atrocity exposed, there are nearly countless others that go on unseen.

From the largest corporate slaughterhouse to the smaller operations, we know brutality will occur as long as animals are viewed as meat.

This is why we give the animals our voices every day.

Every day, because of all of our efforts, the gruesome horrors of modern agribusiness are brought to light for thousands and thousands of new people.

Every day, every person we reach takes us closer to our goal: a fundamentally better world for animals.

Most importantly – these aren’t just words. Every day, our work together is producing real results!

Just look at this post, of just one day’s efforts in one city!

You can help bring about this fundamentally better world today! Click here to make a special Thanksgiving donation for the turkeys of the future.

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You can use a credit card to make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, or send a check or money order to:

Vegan Outreach
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Tucson, AZ 85751-0865

We are deeply thankful to work with you for a better world for all, and will continue to do our best to make sure you get the biggest bang for the buck.

Thank you so very much

 

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Notes from Our Members

Three f rom a recent batch of Guide requests:

A guy was passing out your little magazines, and it brought me to tears! I need more information!
—MB

Tommy

I was given this booklet on campus, and am now attempting to be vegan.
—CS

While I was in Boston, people were handing out booklets. Becoming a vegan has crossed my mind more than a few times, so I decided I would go through with it!
—OD

Carol, Lauren, Paulette, and I reached 1,580 students at the College of Charleston. Tommy (right) got a booklet during our visit to the school last year and has been veg since. Also, a woman told Paulette that reading Even If You Like Meat today led her to decide to go vegan. Also, last night, a woman told me me that a few years back, talking with me and then hearing Rory Freedman’s talk got her to go from veg to vegan.
—Jon Camp, 11/18/11

Take rate was phenomenal at Miami-Dade College, despite the heavy rain. I probably could have gotten even more leaflets out, but I took time for several great conversations with some very interested students. For example, one religious student was seeing the links between his religion and treating animals compassionately. After talking and giving him several contacts for local veg groups, he left telling me how thankful he was we’d met. He even expressed interest in helping leaflet in the future too!
—Yuri Mitzkewich, 11/18/11

ASU student
No brain freeze here! Another new vegetarian at Arizona State.

While leafleting Union Square, I handed one to a guy who came back about five minutes later. He told me that he really needed to let me know that his son is a vegetarian, and for the past few months his son has been trying to get him to not eat meat. Since then, every time he has eaten meat he doesn’t feel right about it, but it wasn’t enough to make him stop completely. He told me that getting the booklet and just looking through the images that today he is done for good. He said that today he was meant to walk by me, and he knows for sure that God connects us to the right people. He thanked me for being there and told me that he needs me to know it’s because of me this happened, and that he’ll remember the reason.
—Lisa Drapkin, 11/18/11

The vegan count at the University of Victoria was too high to keep track of. It is exciting to feel the increase in the proportion of students who have become veg. I am so pleased to have the opportunity to do this work and am so inspired by all of you!
—John Bowers, 11/18/11

Lisa Towell and Foothill student
Lisa Towell (left) and a student now inspired to try veg, at Foothill College; below, another inspired Foothill student.

A great day at South Mountain Community College that largely consists of Hispanic and African-American students. A record number of professors are showing Food, Inc. and other videos to their classes. Talked to four different professors who are having students write papers on factory farming, vegetarian / vegan eating. One English 101 professor is using animal rights as the theme for his courses this semester, and a nutrition professor incorporates info on vegetarianism into all of her classes. One staff member told me that she and her daughter and granddaughter are vegetarian and all are working on going vegan; she was thrilled to get a Guide. Another professor asked me to stay longer, since her class was going to the library and she wanted them to pass me so those who were interested could pick up booklets. One Hispanic student eagerly took literature and said the way we treat animals is so sad and that he and his sisters have been vegetarian since birth. Too many other positive experiences to relay!
—Anon, 11/16/11

Sen and I met 17 vegetarians / vegans at the University of Iowa, and reached over 1,600 students. A guy told Sen, “I just read through that. It was eye-opening.” Another guy told me, “I got that and read it. I’m a changed man.”
     At the University of Wisconsin, Platteville, one guy said, “I got one. That s___ is crazy!” Another guy said, in reference to factory farming, “I just need to grow some balls, take a stand, and say NO.” He shouted the “no.”
—Fred Tyler, 10/19/11

Foothill student

Combined, we reached over 1,000 students at Yale for World Farm Animals Day. I heard from many vegetarians, and about eight vegans. One guy thanked me, profusely, for opening his eyes. He pledged to go vegan 3–4 times a week as a start, and would continue reducing animal-product consumption. Many others thanked us for doing this work. Others signed up to join the student group.
     One student told us that he went to the facilities of the meat supplier for Yale, after he heard how well the animals were treated. He was upset by what he saw, and so were others in his group.
—Karen James, 10/3/11

I had some excellent conversations with students at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; a student who went vegetarian just last week helped me leaflet for a little while! A student at Community College of Baltimore County said she got a leaflet in the past and seriously reduced her and her family’s meat consumption. She also said she is using the leaflet as a topic for her speech class and asked for a stack to pass out to her classmates. Also met a ton of veg students.
—Aaron Ross, 10/13/11

So many great conversations at Lane Community College! One student stopped to ask questions, took a Guide, and said he’s really thinking about going vegan. One woman said she really thinks veg eating is the direction her family is heading. A student who has been vegetarian for 4 or 5 months said the Guide will help because he’s not sure he’s getting good nutrition.
—Cobie deLespinasse, 9/27/11

CCSF student
The wheels are turning for this City College of San Francisco student after getting a booklet from Danielle.

Probably over two dozen conversations at Shasta College. For example, I had an incredibly productive conversation with three students, after which all three pledged to go veg at least twice a week with the intent of moving towards total vegdom! Many people told me they had read the booklet all the way through and found it very disturbing. Lots of people will be considering their dinner tonight.
     New record today at CSU East Bay – nearly 2,000 students. Katie, Leslie, and I were joined by Bronte, who has been veg since getting a booklet years ago!
     Another new record at De Anza College, where Jessica, Diane, Lori, and I reached over 2,600 students! Good acceptance rate and amazing conversations! I met a fellow who has been veg since getting our booklet in 2006… in Canada! I chatted with a pescatarian gal who read our booklet and decided she’s going to try vegan a few days a week. I overheard her and her friend talking about it for quite a long time after we departed, since they were sitting nearby; lots of gears turning in their heads. Chatted with two really open-minded young guys who are definitely moving towards vegan (one has already been experimenting with vegetarian). A number of people thanked us for our work, told us that they had read the booklet, had gotten one in the past, agreed with us, etc.
—Brian Grupe, 10/3/11

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Vegan Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the suffering of farmed animals by promoting informed, ethical eating.

All donations are tax-deductible.

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