|ENEWSLETTER • DEC. 11, 2013|
donation is to acknowledge the
person who passed out leaflets at Temple
University. I was inspired to start eating
vegan then, a choice I feel good about
is my donation to the matching. It
really is basic: The more people who receive
a booklet, the more lives are saved.
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As you know, Vegan Outreach’s singular focus is reducing as much suffering as possible.
Our work together may not get glitzy media coverage, but it does get results!
As Harish has documented, the consumption of animal flesh has been in striking decline, starting when VO first distributed a million booklets.
We can literally see the arc of history bend!
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From Vegan Outreach’s Blog
Given that nonhuman animal suffering accounts for the largest portion of suffering on earth, and given that Vegan Outreach’s program is one of the most economical and efficient means of addressing this suffering, I support Vegan Outreach.
At El Camino College, I met Michael [above, left], who is now interested in going veg; we had a long amicable talk during slow times. Met an older student who did not eat beef, and had a meandering conversation that ran the gamut of pigs, number of chickens, some environment, grain inefficiency, and more animal suffering. He left with a Guide, saying he was thankful for the info and excited to try more veg foods. Met Raj [above, center], who was also interested in going veg. We had a nice convo; he got a Guide and thanked me for being out there. Also met Shari [above, right], who came up to me as soon as she heard from her friends it was about animals. She got a quick spiel and a Guide.
Thank you, Yvonne, for
being such a good soldier and generally wonderful!
Up at 5 am for a great day at Santa Monica College,
where we reached 2,250 students. At 7:31 am, who did
I see coming toward me? None other than the NBA’s all-time
leading scorer and awesome dude, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
So I sky-hooked him an Even If You Like Meat!
At Broward College’s Central Campus,
one woman was dismayed by what she was reading
and wanted to know what she could do. I talked to
her about working her way to veganism incrementally
and gave her a Guide. Several others pledged to reduce
their animal product consumption.
At Montana State, I was extremely
fortunate to have Jennifer join me for leafleting!
She is so nice and a great leafleter! Together we were able to dominate a very large
walkway where many students come through. She
even brought me snacks! We ran into Corey [below], who
wanted to know how he could donate! Later,
at Montana Tech, the highlight was a guy who
said, “Thanks for handing these out, it’s
take rate at Portland Community
College. Nettie met countless vegans and vegetarians,
a number of people who are trying to go veg,
and many people who were glad we were there.
I met a woman who is vegan because of a booklet
she got in Ohio seven years ago! A man told
me the booklet made him decide he will
eat vegetarian two days a week. Another man said the booklet
will cause him to eat less meat.
Our day at
Ryerson University started off pretty slow in the morning
but fortunately picked up after an hour or
so, and Alex [Greenwood], John [Sakars], Jenny [McQueen], and I [above] reached
3,088 students! I had the best conversation
so far on tour with Sam – it was just great,
made my day! Later, met Caitlin [right], a member
of Ryerson’s vegan & vegetarian
club, and ran into several other Ryerson veg
students! Some asked about getting involved,
so I told them to contact VO for lit and organize
through their club! Another solid day!
slow at Triton College, but picked up! Talked
with a number of students interested in going
veg – they all got Guides.
Really good day at UW Milwaukee! Ran into
a bunch of vegans, which was really awesome!
We also heard from a lot of people who read
the booklets and are now interested
in going veg as a result! They all got Guides.
We also had a number of great conversations!
of Wisconsin, Superior was my first college leafleting, and
the students were very receptive and interested. I saw a lot of people reading the booklets as they went to
class, which was very encouraging.
and I were up at 4:30 am to leaflet Kenwood Academy HS before work. We could definitely see curiosity and concern on
many faces as the students heard our statements to
help stop violence and cruelty.
Johnson C. Smith University, the
students I did see were very receptive. I had the pleasure of meeting some vegans
and vegetarians; and one student, Johntá,
read the leaflet then told me he is giving
up chicken and pork and will begin to
phase other animal products out of his diet.
New Jersey City U, people said that I definitely “ruined” eating
meat for them with the booklet. I replied, “The
animals will thank you for it and please
keep it up – you’re only doing good by your
decision.” I ran into a faculty member
who applauded what I was doing. He is a
vegan and gave me his email – I will
reach out to him for help with getting the
leaflets officially on campus and possibly
setting up a talk for one of his classes.
CUNY Hostos Community College, Gail
and I gave booklets to a lot of very interested
and curious students. We saw a bunch reading them. One said, “Thanks.
This will probably make me want to become vegetarian!” Another
was happy to get the information in the Guide.
Shasta College, I had a great
conversation with three women who were shocked
by the photos of debeaking and discarded
male chicks. They wanted to know which companies
to boycott, and I let them know it’s standard
Lauren and I set a new record for college leafleting in Texas at the University of Texas–Pan American. We were once again blown away by the sheer number of students asking what they could do to help, giving us props for staying out for so long, for working for such a good cause, etc. And it was awesome having the help of Suzeii [above], who helps run the student AR group on campus – she’s the type of individual others will gravitate towards. I’d guess she exchanged contact information with at least ten students who want to get involved in her group. It was touching to see so many of today’s youth excited to play a role in bringing about a better world for animals.
We set a new record at
the University of Houston, getting into the 4k zone
for the first time there, and we heard from a ton of
interested people, as evidenced by the dozens
of Guides we distributed. Ram [Kumar, above] and Dan made their
leafleting debuts and were great!
We support Vegan Outreach because
you help people open their minds to learn that it is very easy to help animals
by just making a change in their eating habits. Vegan Outreach helps people realize
that they can make this world a more compassionate and better place for all animals.
Give a gift to all animals!