|ENEWSLETTER • NOV. 20, 2013|
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From Vegan Outreach’s Blog – Holiday Meal Edition
More Products & Recipes for the Holiday Season
In addition to the above links: If you want something other than a Tofurky Feast, Celebration Roast, Gardein Holiday Roast, or Trader Joe’s Turkey-Less Stuffed Roast, you can try the standard seitan recipe (which we have fed to many non-vegetarians for Thanksgivings and Christmases past).
is the only organization I
support. Why? VO aims to stop
the most animal suffering. VO gets me
the most bang for my buck. VO concentrates
on the young, who still can be persuaded to
change. VO does not push political or ideological
views. [VO’s writings are]
sincere, smart, dedicated, focused, persuasive
gratitude to Yvonne for joining
me at Rio Hondo College! Watched loads
of students reading their booklets cover to cover.
One student said, “This is a sign!”
Dave and Mario [right] said, “Wow, this is crazy,”
as they had just seen Earthlings in class!
They got Guides
Ratcliffe, Philip Woods, Lyric
Antio, Cathy Anderson, and I reached over 4,100
students at Central Piedmont Community College
and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Awesome feedback, too. For example, two girls
read the booklet and yelled, “IS THIS REALLY
HOW THEY TREAT THE CHICKENS? I LOVE CHICKENS!”
and swore they’d stop eating chicken forever.
Another student passed me and said, “I
got one of those this morning and read it. I’m
At Texas Tech, Lauren and I extended our record-breaking streak to 12 schools in a row, reaching over 2,200 students. One guy said he was in the meat industry, so I told him we promoted more vegetarian eating as a way to reduce the suffering that animals endure on farms. I said that we didn’t think farmers were intentionally cruel to animals, but the practices inflicted on animals for the sake of efficiency did cause suffering to animals. He mulled things over, then left.
Thanks so much
to Tamara for organizing the troops at the University
of New Mexico – we reached a total of 3,000
students! A young woman told Lauren that she
received a booklet last year on campus and has
been veg since. Also met someone who wanted
to donate, and another who wanted to get involved
Today at McGill University, Lara [Mackenzie, below]
joined me. She had never leafleted before but did an awesome
job, reaching 600 students! And I just learned
that she had been in the latest Miss Universe
Canada pageant. In her pageant bio, she talks
about advocating for animals and encouraging
a vegetarian / vegan lifestyle! Yay, Lara! Even
though leafleting is always a bit tough at McGill
because of a low take rate, it does seem to
be getting better – people stopped to ask questions.
many students reading booklets
at Barry University. Met four vegetarians, plus
two high-fiving vegans, all so enthusiastic
when seeing me. Discussions going on around
me were promising, too: many telling their friends
how horrible factory farming treatment was.
Twice I heard students commit themselves to
going vegetarian. Very happy I made the extra
effort to make it out today!
Tina, Nancy, Lynn, Sidney, and
I quickly reached 300 University of Colorado
students during our lunch hour. All of us are
women in our 40s and 50s and and it was the
first time leafleting for Tina and Nancy. Everyone
said they want to do it again!
Such a great day at California University of Pennsylvania – set a new one-person record! Early in the day I met Nick [above, left], who had reservations about going veg because of health concerns. So I reassured him that eating veg can be super healthy and gave him a Guide – he was very receptive and enthused. After he walked away, he jogged back over to me to grab an Even If You Like Meat for his roommate. I also met Melissa [above, center], who now wants to go vegan; I told her I was confident she’d make an awesome vegan! Kristen [above, right] is also looking to go vegan now – she recognized our work from the Vans Warped Tour. She thought it was awesome that VO does so much outreach. I made sure she left our conversation feeling confident about making the change!
Cassandra [below, center] said she was interested in vegetarianism so I gave her a Guide and told her to check it out after class. Savannah [below, left] told me she wants to start eating less meat, so I gave her a Guide; she was excited to learn about some veg alternatives! Shannon and Idéa [right] were already vegan, but Idéa’s friend was interested in vegetarian eating so I gave her a Guide! Lastly I spoke with Tyler [below, right], who told me that since receiving a booklet from Jon Camp last semester, he has drastically reduced his meat consumption! Tyler said that he was concerned about getting enough protein through his college meal plan, so I assured him that this was totally doable and gave him a Guide.
at Slippery Rock U, especially for a Friday!
I reached 1,100 students. I met three different
students – Liz [top of page], Taylor, and Robin [below] – who were
each appalled by what they saw in our Even
If You Like Meat booklet, and expressed
an interest in going vegetarian. They each
got a Guide, and I took time to speak
with each of them about how to get into veg
eating in a way that’s healthy and would stick.
They were enthused!
rate at the Bite of Las Vegas food and music festival tonite –
reached 1,000 people in just 90 minutes. Many
people said, “Awwww” or “Cute!”
after receiving Compassionate Choices and
looking at the cover. I got a couple woo-hoos
and yeahs from people who said they’re
vegan or they love Vegan Outreach. One woman
came back to me and said she received a booklet
3 years ago and went vegetarian as a result.
She’s still vegetarian and just wanted me to
know that what I was doing was working. As usual,
a great leafleting experience.
made her leafleting debut yesterday
at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.
She watched for about five minutes, and went
to a different spot and handed out all of her
booklets in about 40 minutes. She was surprised
so many students thanked her and really seemed
interested, some stopping to talk. She went
off to class very excited! Wyley made his debut
in the afternoon. I leafleted Wyley a year ago,
and introduced him and a bunch of students to
each other – they are now very active in the
UConn Veg Huskies. Wyley laughed at how I was
buzzing and spinning, running backwards for
the skateboard and bicycle pass offs, and having
fun. He said, “You’ve heard of the angry
vegan? Well, you let people know that you are
fun, believe in what you are doing, and are
full of energy!” Had 15 bicycle, skateboard,
and motor scooter pass offs, and many excellent
conversations! And 12 more students gave me their
names for the Veg Huskies!
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