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Vegan Outreach E-NEWS  •  DEC. 3, 2014
 
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Activist Profile: Kristin Lamy

Continuing our series of activist profiles, we interview VO’s Canada Outreach Coordinator, Kristin Lamy. So far this semester, Kristin has reached nearly 40,000 students with Vegan Outreach booklets!

Kristin Lamy
 

You leaflet in Canada. What’s the response to your leafleting up there?

Canada is a wonderfully progressive country, and I’ve seen that embodied in many students up here. Even in parts where the term “vegan” is rarely heard, students have reacted strongly to seeing images of suffering animals and want to know what they can do to stop contributing. I’ve also found that young Canadians have a deep respect for nature and the environment and, when they learn about the devastating impact that animal agriculture is having in those areas, they are especially motivated to act.

Do you have any advice for those hesitant about leafleting?

It can be hard to face what feels like frequent rejection and apathy for hours a day, but what keeps me getting out each day is remembering that if I’m not asking students to start questioning what they’ve been raised to believe is “normal,” “healthy,” and “natural,” then who will? Remember that what you’re doing is a truly positive thing in a world full of sad realities, and hopefully that will give you the courage to keep speaking up for those who can’t speak up for themselves.

Full interview here.

 

What Can One Person Do?

By Lisa Rimmert, Donor Relations Manager, Vegan Outreach

As a vegan in a largely non-vegan world, I sometimes find myself feeling disheartened at how much work there is to be done to make the world better for animals. I often wonder, “I’m just one person; what can I do?”

I discovered the answer this weekend, while writing thank you notes to Vegan Outreach supporters. What can one person do? Not applicable. Because we don’t work in isolation. None of us accomplishes anything without help from others. I am not, nor are you or any of these generous donors, in this alone.

On the contrary, one person’s gift is put with another person’s gift, and those are combined with everyone else’s to make incredible progress for animals. Each of us does our part, and together we accomplish things that would be impossible otherwise.

Today, I want to encourage you to do your part. To do something right now that will combine with the efforts of others to create real change for animals. Donate what you can to Vegan Outreach – even if it seems like it’s not enough. Trust in the power of numbers, and know that your contribution will be combined with others to make a huge difference for animals. And not only that, but it will also be matched dollar-for-dollar by a handful of incredibly generous donors, through December 31.

What can one person do? That’s not the right question to be asking. What can we do together? The answer to that question is anything.

Donate now at VeganOutreach.org/donate

 

  Veggie Grill flyer
 

Veggie Grill Presents:
Vegan Outreach Fundraiser

Join fellow Vegan Outreach supporters at the Veggie Grill in San Jose (Santana Row, 3055 Olin Avenue) on Sunday, January 11, between 11 am and 4 pm, and present this flyer or mention the fundraiser and 50% of your food & beverage purchases will be donated to Vegan Outreach!

 

Product of the Week

Kristin: “Sweet Earth smoked seitan bacon (though most seitan bacons are amazing) is something I could eat all day, especially in BLT form.”

 

Links of the Week

Porks and Habitation
The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, follows up his earlier segment with this piece on Christie’s veto of the bill that would’ve banned pig crates in New Jersey.


Are Wild Animals Killed When Grain is Harvested for Vegans?
Myth busted by the Flaming Vegan.


49ers Coach & Family Reconsider Turkey Dinner
A Sunday Night Football clip inspires 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh to have a turkey-less Thanksgiving.

Wilma
Best. Photobomb. Ever! Guilty party: Wilma, a rescued turkey at Wildwood Farm Sanctuary.

 

Upcoming Event

Veggie Grill’s Vegan Outreach Fundraiser | San Jose, CA | January 11

 

Donate now and double your impact

Vegan Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to expose and end cruelty to animals through the widespread distribution of our booklets promoting plant-based eating and compassion for animals.

All donations are fully tax-deductible.

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