|ENEWSLETTER • MAY 15, 2014|
We’ve Got High Hopes!
Steve Erlsten, who recently handed out his 75,000th booklet of the semester, reports from UC Berkeley last week:
“The most memorable conversation was with an older man who was philosophical about the cultural implications of cutting meat from our diets. He was supportive, and he seemed to mean it as a compliment when he compared me to an ant trying to move a mountain. I’m glad I’m not the only ant working on this mountain-moving project!”
In 1959, Frank Sinatra sang, “Just what makes that little old ant, think he’ll move that rubber tree plant. Anyone knows an ant can’t move a rubber tree plant. But he’s got high hopes!” Of course, the ant’s determination wins the day as Sinatra sings, “Oops, there goes another rubber tree plant!”
We vegan advocates are moving mountains by going straight to the most receptive audience with our message of compassion for animals. Jon Camp talks about our progress in his article at TheDodo.com, “I Gave Out 1,000,000 Pamphlets To Build A Better World For Animals”:
“I get such little resistance from students these days compared to just ten years ago when I started doing this work. And while so many used to be unfamiliar with the term ‘vegan,’ about everyone I encounter these days has a friend, family member or significant other who is vegan. Our ranks are growing, and they’ll continue to grow.”
Adopt a College activists have been to over 830 schools and handed booklets to over 760,000 students so far this semester. Every person who goes vegan represents hundreds of animals who will be spared from a life in an industrial farm. Every single animal spared this living hell is a 100% victory.
While we already have over 100 people who have joined Team Vegan, there is still plenty of room for you! You can help us raise the full $175,000 in matching donations and prevent more animals from being born to live in a factory farm!
If you join Team Vegan and put up a profile pic by May 20, a generous donor has pledged to donate $100 to your page, getting you closer to the $500 goal and earning a Team Vegan jersey.
Outstanding day of outreach in San Marcos today – got 2,490 booklets into the hands of students at Texas State! Heard from a girl who is trying to go vegetarian but wasn’t sure how to get started; she got a Guide to Cruelty-Free Eating and is feeling more confident that she can do it! The highlight was meeting Travis [right], who used to be a vegetarian, and the leaflet reminded him of why he wants to get back into it. He was happy to get a Guide with the tools he needs to get started again.