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From Vegan Outreach’s Blog
love you guys, and so admire what
you’re doing. You chose to focus on farm animals
above all else because their suffering amounts
to the greatest single tragedy in the history
of the planet, far exceeding any suffering that
has ever, or hopefully will ever, occur.
University of New Brunswick is
the first school in NB ever leafleted by AAC!
Every student I offered a booklet took one,
and many were genuinely interested. Mom [Karen Oberg, above] and
I also had a great time at Dalhousie University
in Nova Scotia – hasn’t been leafleted in a
decade. Again, great response! Third booklet
went to a vegan, and we met other veg folks!
and tabling at UNLV for World
Day for Farmed Animals. Had a number of great
conversations with people who were pescatarian,
part-time vegetarian, vegetarian, or vegan.
They were all glad to see a veg presence on
campus and wanted more. Everyone was positive
– every single person.
had a half day in El Paso, so
I went to El Paso Community College and Lauren
hit UTEP. It was her first solo outing, and
she destroyed it, reaching 1,000 students in
a short time! At EPCC, Cynthia said that animal
cruelty broke her heart, and she would sincerely
consider the information. Her genuine concern
was touching, and it reminded me that if you
just get out there and reach out to people,
many will listen.
I had two great days at Chemeketa
Community College and Portland Community College!
Becky joined us at the latter, did great, and
wants to leaflet again! Very interesting conversations.
One woman asked what the booklets were for.
I said they’re about compassion for animals.
She replied that Americans care about animals
too much. An hour later she came back over and
apologized to me for what she had said.
students an Even If You Like
Meat booklet at Western Michigan U. Heard
from lots of vegetarians, vegans, and interested
people who got a Guide. One of the
vegans let me know that getting a booklet from
us is what moved her to make the change.
and What We Eat class and I had
a great day yesterday on the campus of Georgia College handing out VO booklets. Went
very quickly, and we ran out!
the animal advocacy group at the
University of Vermont, and yesterday was her first
time leafleting. She did a wonderful job and
helped smash the record – we reached 1,650
students! Alyssa, also in the campus group,
stopped to help as well. I met another Alyssa
here who wants to get active for animals. I’m
putting her in touch with Ani. A young man held
up a booklet and said, “I’m going to get
a veggie wrap for lunch because of this.”
A man took a booklet and said, “I’m an
animal science professor here and want to see
what you’re handing to our students.” Just
before he got his booklet, he heard another
faculty member thank me for doing this important
outreach! I also had a productive conversation
with someone who “only eats chicken”
about how bad things are for birds in agriculture.
great day in Reno! Truckee Meadows
Community College was buzzing. I got two high fives,
both right after hunters walked past! Rushed
down the hill to the University of Nevada, Reno.
Quite a few students already had booklets from
yesterday, but I still reached 250/hour. These
students are hungry for this info!
joined me and we reached 1,380
students at the University of North Dakota.
Luckily the rain wasn’t too hard and students
gave us props for being so dedicated. Kathleen
stopped to help at North Dakota State, and we
reached over 900 students there. Students were
really nice and the take rate was great. Had
good conversations, even with farmers – all
very positive. One of the farmers told me that
I answered everything very well; hopefully I planted a seed!
Helen, and I reached over 2,400
students at the University of Cincinnati. Helen
had the best conversation of the day with a
couple of young men who got a booklet earlier
in the day and now want to go vegan.
Had many productive interactions at
UC Irvine. Melissa [MacDonald, above, right] and I reached 2,350 students and saw many reading. Also met Caitlin [right],
who is now interested in going vegan!
record at Rowan-Cabarrus Community
College, North, and great interactions. Also
met a teacher who was glad to see me. I put
her in touch with The Humane League’s Andrea
Gunn, who will give a presentation in her class.
day at SUNY Buffalo – reached
1,400 students with a VO booklet! One of them
was Marissa [above, left], who told me that she’d previously
had a brief stint as a vegetarian. She told
me that she wanted to try again because she
was very much opposed to the cruelty of factory
farming. We spoke about making the transition
sustainably, and I gave her a Guide.
I’m confident the next time we’re here, she’ll
be going strong! Also great to meet Leena [above, center], a
VO donor – she was excited to see me leafleting.
– another record! Jessica joined
me at her old stomping grounds, and we reached
over 800 students at Shepherd University. Just a few of the highlights:
change every day!