|Enewsletter • December 14, 2011|
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.
Here is my donation to the matching.
It really is basic: The more people who receive
a booklet, the more lives are saved.
Just One Word: RESULTS!
As you know, Vegan Outreach’s singular focus is reducing as much suffering as possible.
Our work together may not get glitzy media coverage, but it does get results!
And we’ve just seen another amazing indication of these results:
This poll estimates there are 5.7 million adult vegans in the US – more than 7.5 million vegans if you extrapolate to the entire population! (Compare this with the 3 million adult vegans estimated by the poll in 2009.)
This is the bottom line for Vegan Outreach: Results!
This is why activists across the continent work with Vegan Outreach: Results!
This is why donors contribute to Vegan Outreach: Results!
You can see it in polls and surveys!
You can see it in the daily feedback!
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Every one of these booklets efficiently and effectively cuts through the billion-dollar lies and deception of modern agribusiness.
Every day, we’re swelling the ranks of compassionate, informed individuals.
Every dollar efficiently and effectively provides the animals a voice.
Your contribution creates concrete results!
And today, you can take advantage of the matching challenge put together by your fellow donors to double your donation, dollar for dollar, and multiply our results!
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For the animals,
Matt, Jon, Jack, Anne
PS – Every single dollar you can give is the perfect gift: real action and real results!
cousins Tommy and 12-year-old
Simone were totally fearless leafleters at the
mall. Our buddy Steve joined us for a bit. We
all met numerous people who were sympathetic
to the cause, even heard back from a guy who
chose a vegan burger at a BBQ joint because
of the booklet he got on the way to lunch! He
got three hugs and a Guide.
at the prestigious Kenwood Academy
were alert and curious, even at 7am! Some thanked
me in different languages. One mom asked me
for a leaflet, then was happy to take a Guide.
Another mom took a leaflet and said, “Oh
yes, we need to stop the killing.”
was freezing and raining all day at Virginia
Tech, but that never stopped a
Vegan Outreach leafleter before. We reached
over 3,000 receptive students and had positive
conversations. One professor said he received
a booklet in the past and it was the nudge he
needed to give up factory-farmed animal products.
860 more people at Lehigh University.
Talked with a student who said he got a booklet
last time, checked out the website, and he’s
now a big supporter. Also talked with two professors
who support the work; the poli-sci professor
talked about getting involved!
and Lizeth joined me at the University
of Texas, Pan American, where I broke my personal
college leafleting record – 2,800 Even
Ifs and Compassionate Choices,
and 40 Guides. Lots and lots and lots
of people stopped to ask questions. Catherine
is a professor at UTPA, and she had me give
a PowerPoint presentation to her Human Behavior
and the Social Environment class. I spoke about
the work I do, tips for effective social change,
the arc of the moral universe bending towards
justice concept, and how far we’ve progressed
in the last couple centuries.
records at both Reedley College
and College of the Sequoias. The number of students
interested in this material at these schools
is staggering. A whole mess of conversations
and many wanting to try more veg food. Many
actively came up to me for a booklet.
an amazing day at LaGuardia Community
College! Chris and I teamed up to reach more
than 1,800 students. We answered many questions
and met many vegetarians and other interested
parties. I even had a guy decide to eat a vegetarian
breakfast when he went to a food cart to initially
order meat! On top of all of that amazing stuff,
a professor of Food Ethics had us speak to his
class! We spoke as to why we are advocates and
answered many questions; I passed out Guides.
It was excellent!
College, I had powerful in-depth
conversations with two separate girls who wanted
to go veg. Another girl came back to Matt with
tears in her eyes, said she read the whole thing
and wants to go vegan. Matt said she made his
feedback at Gateway Community College
and Naugatuck Valley Community College. For
example, one student read the booklet, then
came back to say, “I can’t believe this.
This is horrible.” He said he would eat
less meat; he got a Guide. Another
student read the booklet and came back to say,
“I never knew this happened. I eat a lot
of chicken, and I feel so bad. I am going to
stop eating meat RIGHT NOW!” Gave him a
Guide and a list of inexpensive, easy
meal suggestions to get started!
State, a girl took a booklet and
one of her friends said, “If you read that,
you’ll never, ever eat meat again,” while
the other nodded in agreement.
Compassionate Choices, 16 Guides,
and 12 AMLs
found new homes at Western Kentucky University.
Met many vegetarians and vegans and a number
who are now seriously interested in changing
their eating habits. Even Honest Abe was enlightened!
at Tunxis Community College were
very eager for our information, so there was
lots of good feeling. I met two students who
wanted to go directly to vegan from meat eating.
over 2,000 students at the University
of Tennessee. I had a lot of great feedback,
including one student who said, “I was
dying for a hot dog all day, but after reading
your booklet, I bought the veggie burger.”
Another student said she was a vegetarian and
wanted to do more to help the animals, so I
handed her an AML and Guide.
I spoke to a student who worked in a hog factory.
She said, “I only lasted a month there
and I stopped eating meat for a while. All the
pigs sounded like children crying and I couldn’t
take it so I quit.” I guess the booklet
reminded her how awful factory farming is, because
she is going veg again!