|Enewsletter • December 19, 2012|
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!
Ever wonder if your contributions make a difference? They do for Vegan Outreach!
This graph – with the green being donations during the fiscal year, and the blue bars the distribution of booklets for the calendar year – shows that whatever money comes in goes right back out in booklets!
In other words: however much money is contributed determines how many new people learn the truth.
This is proof positive your contributions make the difference.
graph clearly shows that your donation directly
drives focused, efficient advocacy
for the animals.
Put another way:
You drive the change!
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Notes from Our Members
Accompanying a donation to the Matching Opportunity:
You guys do such amazing work. When I’ve given money to [other groups], I’m
not sure where it’s going, but with you I know
it will be put to good use. Thank you so much!
at the University of Central Oklahoma were receptive today,
coming up to ask about being vegan, eating
more vegan fare, etc.
changes at Eastern Connecticut State since I first came here a year ago. Met 8 vegans and
20 vegetarians; 21 students signed up to start
a club on campus, 9 of them want to leaflet, and 17
want to get better / veg food into the cafeteria!
One student who signed up is the president of
the food justice committee on campus, and would
like me to come in to speak. Another student
said, “You won’t want to hear this, but
I found one of the pamphlets you handed out
last semester laying on the ground.” I
asked what he did with it? He said he read it
and turned vegetarian! Serious progress has
been made on this campus!
at Barry University, I would meet 2 or 3
vegetarians, but today: 14! The conversations
were also off the charts. Many, many students
overjoyed to get the info; high fives, and a
bunch even thanking me for being there speaking
out for animals. Also great too was a pair of
teachers coming back to talk to me…one of
them taking booklets to use for his class to
focus on for a class discussion! A-mazing! A
really incredible and inspiring day of outreach
today. Feeling so blessed right now to be a
part of this important work!
and I hit pay dirt at MiraCosta College and San
Diego Miramar. Amazing interactions! Kassy got
a fist bump and thank you from an older woman
who needed this push-by-booklet for her veg
transition. Got the motivation (and Guide) she
needed! Then we met Krista [left], who’d strayed from
her former veg life but – because of finding
a Compassionate Choices in the library
– is back on track!
new record at Coastal Carolina University, and
good conversations. One woman really wants to
get involved with an animal group after her
experience working for the Stouffer’s
division of Nestlé in Gaffney, SC. Her job required
that she go to the slaughterhouse and although
she purposely avoided the killing floor, the
horrible smell and knowing what went on there
was enough to make her do research on her own
and move toward a cruelty-free lifestyle. Met
so many other interested people I ran out of
and I were able to really saturate Skyline College – set a new record, too. I met three
separate students who said they would be changing
their diet after reading the booklet. So awesome.
Also gave my card to a young lady interested
in volunteering, and she has already emailed
Today, after starting
in the dark and getting a nearly 100% take rate
at Fresno High, Jon and I absolutely dominated
Fresno City College – new record by 300 booklets
(reached 2,531 students for the day). I saw
sooooo many people reading the booklets
and tons of people stopped to talk. We met a
woman [above] who had gone vegan from one of our booklets
after Jonathan leafleted her in August, awesome!
Also got a number of people’s emails who
are interested in being a part of Jon’s
day at Lehman College – two more volunteers
from this adventure and a professor would like
me to speak to his philosophy class!
day at SUNY Cortland and Tompkins Cortland Community College. Two women
said they were gonna go veg; a guy told me he was gonna go full vegan.
Saw one woman reading cover-to-cover with mouth
agape; gave her a Guide.
could get away with a later start at work today, so I stopped at Oak Park High School. Can’t
wait to do this again soon – it feels
so rewarding afterwards!
Sandi, Tyler, Mary, John, Jamie, and I all
had positive interactions at Northern Illinois
University, where we reached over 3,000 students!
Heard from a lot of vegans, way more
than past experiences, which gives me hope that
we’re making a difference out here.
Carolina State was James’ first day of leafleting, and
he did great! We reached 2,481 students. One student said she saw the
movie Food, Inc. and was looking for “humane” animal
products but, after some research, found out
that Perdue and other large corporations were
tricking people with these labels. She gladly
took a Guide. I made sure to get Guides into
the hands of nearly everyone who said they were
vegetarian or vegan or got a booklet
earlier and were affected by what they saw.
I heard a student tell her friend, “This
[booklet] is what made [another friend]
go vegan.” Another student told his friend,
“If you look at that, you will not want
to eat meat again.”
veg-curious people were out in droves at the
SLO farmers’ market! One college student gave
me every excuse in the book, ending with, “But
I like eating meat!” Much to my
surprise, he came back a couple hours later
and said, “I’m a changed person!” He
went on to tell about how his grandfather forced
him and his brother to hunt birds when they
were young, and he suddenly remembered how it
affected him to pluck the feathers from the
warm body of a quail whom his brother had shot.
Then he enthusiastically said, “I want
to be your apprentice, I want you to teach me
how to do this!”
was at Whatcom Community College for only 90
minutes, but of the ∼275 people I met, 15–20
were vegetarian / vegan! In fact, these kids
were so thirsty for this stuff that I got into
conversation after conversation – this led
to slightly smaller numbers, but great interactions.
Met people who wanted to get involved, students
who were happy I was there, and plenty of folks
that were all-around supportive.
More people, more results!
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