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reducing the suffering of farmed animals
by promoting informed, ethical eating.

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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  December 21, 2011

 

Turkeys

The brutality of factory farms and industrial slaughterhouses is far from public view, hidden behind walls both physical and psychological.

The cruelty to chickens, turkeys, and pigs that occurs on factory farms is every bit as horrible as any act of barbarism inflicted on other animals.

Even worse, this brutality is on a scale that vastly exceeds all other acts of cruelty to animals.

Every day, agribusiness is ruthlessly pursuing profit through their factory farms and slaughterhouses.

That is why Vegan Outreach strives to be as relentless for the animals as big ag is ruthless to the animals.

Every single day, we focus single-mindedly on having the greatest impact possible.

 

Notes from Vegan Outreach

The Numbers Don’t Lie: You Make the Difference!

For years, as donations to Vegan Outreach increased, the number of people receiving booklets increased.

With the economic collapse and the subsequent fall in contributions, 2009 reversed this trend.

But despite continuing economic pain, you stepped up and opened your hearts and wallets for the animals.

And because of your generosity, we’ve reached a record number of people in 2011!

Overall Distribution vs. Total Revenue

This is proof positive your contributions make the difference.

Changing Lives
Be sure to check out the video
Changing Lives to see more of
what we’ve accomplished together!
Please share it with others, too!

The graph clearly shows that your donation directly drives focused, efficient advocacy for the animals – giving you the biggest bang for the buck, every day. You can see the results in people reached and lives changed here and below.

Put another way:

  • You determine how many people learn the hidden truth.
  • You determine how many people stop supporting animal agribusiness.
  • You determine how quickly we move to an informed, compassionate society.

You drive the change!

Double Your Donation Now!

Thanks so much to everyone who has given – our work together is changing lives every day!

If you want to reach even more people, please join your fellow members of the Vegan Outreach team who have made a special donation to the matching challenge by making a fully tax-deductible contribution that will be matched, dollar for dollar!

The deadline is fast approaching! You can use a credit card to make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, or send a check or money order to:

Vegan Outreach | POB 30865 | Tucson, AZ 85751

How many new people we reach in 2012
depends on you!

 

Notes from Our Members

CSU Stanislaus veggie
After getting a booklet from Brian, another Cal State, Stanislaus student is on the road to veg!

The highlight of SUNY Old Farmingdale was when a student said she went vegan after getting a booklet from me early in the semester! That is two new vegans for me this week.
—Katie Pryor, 12/15/11

Brooke, my 9-year-old, looked very festive in her Santa hat at San Luis Obispo HS. We had a fantastic take rate – only two rejections, total – reaching 128 students in a quick 20 minutes!
—Johanna Andris, 12/15/11

Leslie and I reached almost 200 students at Albany High in less than 30 minutes, including driving! A young guy accepted one, then handed it back saying he couldn’t look at it. I saw him a few minutes later reading his friend’s copy. He later said he had seen it before and it’s bad but that meat was “so good!” I busted out a Guide to Cruelty-Free Eating and told him he could try giving it up once a week to start. He said he could do twice a week! His buddies wanted Guides, too.
     I ran into a young lady who has gotten an Even If You Like Meat and Guide from me in the past. She said she had gone veg for a month but has since gone back to eating meat. I encouraged her to try it a few days a week. Her friend piped up and said she could definitely do that, and then young lady #1 said she would do it too.
—Brian Grupe, 12/13/11

Theo Summer
Theo Summer provides the animals a voice at UC Davis.

After 20 minutes at St. Francis High, I was approached by three long-faced young men, holding their booklets, sadly asking what they could do. I gave them Guides and pointers for chatting with their parents. If a student walked by and refused a booklet, the guy asking the questions yelled for them to take it. I detect beautiful things out of these guys in the near future.
—Nikki Benoit, 12/13/11

Great conversations at the University of Maryland, College Park. One girl said, “This is actually what made me go vegetarian!”
—Aaron Ross & Kate St. John, 10/24/11

Crazy-good acceptance rate at Miami-Dade’s West Campus. One student pledged to give veg another try, while another took leaflets for her friends and family. On the bus back, several passengers asked what I was reading, so I handed out more booklets and had a great conversation.
—Yuri Mitzkewich, 12/14/11

Mikael Nielsen

It was cold leafleting for us, but as I told my daughter Riley, we could reduce the suffering of her animal friends. Liz handed a booklet to a lady who later came back and told us that she is a teacher. After reading the Compassionate Choices, she was horrified and said she is going to make some changes in her life for the better. Hopefully this will spill over into her classroom.
—Mikael Nielsen (right), 12/17/11

Great day at Princeton, where many said they were veg. One girl said this stuff always makes her sad. “Well that’s wonderful that you have a good heart, but it is not about making you sad, but about acting on what we know to improve the situation.” She is on board. Another girl said, “I’ve been thinking about going vegetarian.” She got my last Guide.
—Brian Wink, 12/12/11

95% take rate at Scottsdale Community College – we even leafleted the school president! Jeremy Bentham’s, “The question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?” quote is actually etched into one of the walkways!
—John Oberg, 10/26/11

Students at Vanderbilt were happy to get a leaflet. A student said the booklet she received last year made her cry and go veg. She took another booklet to share with friends.
—Rob Gilbride, 10/13/11

Norma
One-month vegans Norma (above) and Estela (below)
spread holiday compassion in Santa Monica.
Estela

At Notre Dame, one student stopped to tell me he grew up on a farm in Iowa and the booklet was not true for most farms. I told him maybe so but most animal products do come from farms like these. He paused and then said, “You’re right.” Later he came back and apologized and shook my hand, saying that the booklet was accurate and he was sorry for confronting me earlier.
—Leslie Patterson, 10/26/11

An awesome day and new record at Stephen F. Austin University: 1,500 students! Best interaction:
     Woman A: She hates you (points to Woman B).
     Me: Why?
     Woman A: Because you just turned me into a vegetarian.
     I then went on to tell Woman B that Woman A would be okay, that I’ve been veg for 16 years and haven’t withered away, that my diet expanded as a result of going veg, etc.
—Jon Camp, 10/24/11

Amazing new record at Wayne State; Crystal, Mara, Phil, and I reached over 3,300 students. Many conversations, and watched loads reading their booklet. Overheard one guy pointing to the leaflet and saying to his companion, “That’s why I’m vegetarian.” Another told us she’s been veg since getting a booklet last year. One guy came back to Phil and told him he read the whole thing in class and can never eat meat again.
—Vic Sjodin, 10/25/11

More people, more results!
Please have your donation doubled today – and get maximum results!

 

Prevent Suffering!

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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