|Enewsletter • April 11, 2012|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs
Product of the Week
Office: “Some people are appalled to learn we use convenience foods, but less time cooking is more time helping animals. We love Trader Joe’s various prepared rices (in the frozen foods section).”
Notes from Our Members
Mieke and I had
really good interactions
at Southern Methodist University, including
a great conversation with a guy who told me
he didn’t want to take the booklet because he
had seen it before and it made him “feel
bad and almost change.” He said he didn’t
want to read about how the animals were suffering
since there was nothing he could do about it.
Um, yes there is!!
Good conversations at
Mira Costa College. At San Diego Miramar College,
lots of people expressed interest. One student
said he quit eating KFC because of this. I explained
that all chicken we have access to is treated
this way. He gets it, and even knows athletes
fair well on plant-based diets. I Guided
him and we parted, him with opened eyes and
heart. Twenty minutes later, with booklets in
hand, he walked past again smiling, sayin’ class
863 Even If You Like Meats
and 7 Guides at Eastern Illinois University.
Most memorable was the high number of regular-looking students who seemed to have genuine
care and curiosity when asked to help stop violence.
Florida A&M. A student said he’s been thinking about
transitioning to a vegetarian diet. While turning the pages
of the booklet he said, “These photos are
going to help me do it!” He thanked me
for being there.
Jonathan and I
reached nearly 2,000
students today. Fresno High School’s
students were extremely receptive;
a very good use of time.
Reached nearly 900 kids
booklets at Acquire the Fire this evening. Most
of the kids were eager to accept a booklet and
they always seem to be a friendly and polite
group. One guy said that he had received a booklet
from me last year but had lost it, so he was
glad that I was here again. Others said that
they thought that Jesus ate meat, and I replied
that the conditions in his day were quite different
than they are today, and that I didn’t
think that Jesus would support factory farming.
Annie and I had
at Lane Community College. A young
man read the booklet, then came back and asked
how he could eat more humanely. He was open
to my suggestion that he start eating some vegetarian
meals. A woman read the booklet and came back
for a Guide. She said it’s really important
that people get this information, and that she
had met some people once who worked in the animal
industry and told her some things that really
upset her. A young woman said she’s nearly vegetarian.
She used to be completely vegetarian, but she
says she thinks maybe she wasn’t getting enough
fat in her diet. I showed her Jack’s
article on nutrition in the Guide,
told her that he recommends eating a serving
of nuts every day and has more information on
the website, and that she can e-mail him with
questions. She seemed happy to get this information.
A man told me he thought plant protein wasn’t
as good for building muscles as animal protein.
He was surprised when I opened the Guide and
showed him a picture of Robert Cheeke.
led the way again to another record,
this time 1,750 at Georgia Tech. Met vegans,
vegetarians, and meat-reducers. One student
stopped to help leaflet, too.