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Vegan Outreach E-NEWS  •  FEB. 25, 2015
 
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Activist Profile: Cat Liguori

Continuing our series of activist profiles, we interview Adopt a College volunteer Cat Liguori. To date, Cat has reached more than 15,600 individuals with Vegan Outreach booklets!

Cat Liguori

What was your most positive leafleting experience and why?

I’ve had a couple experiences where I got to see an immediate effect. One time I was leafleting at a festival, and I gave a guy a leaflet on his way in. He passed me as he was leaving a couple hours later and said that he’d read through it and was going to stop eating meat. Another time, at a community college, I handed a woman a leaflet and she brought it back about 30 seconds later. She said, “Those pictures are enough, I’m a vegetarian now.”

Another great experience was a conversation I had with a guy who said he wanted to help animals, but felt like going vegan was “too extreme.” I asked him about trying it one day a week, like doing Meatless Mondays, and he said, “That I could definitely do! And I think I could even get the rest of my family to do it with me!” He walked away seeming really excited.

Full interview here.

 

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Product of the Week

Cat: “I love the Gardein Seven Grain Crispy Tenders. They’re so good! My non-vegan friend tried some the other day and loved them.”

 

Links of the Week

Sodexo Expands Its Animal Welfare Policy
Sodexo, the second largest food services company in the world, expands upon its animal welfare policy, a move that will lessen the suffering of hundreds of thousands of animals each year.


Nutritional Panel Encourages More Plant-Based Eating
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee released their recommendations to the US Department of Health and Human Services and to the USDA. Among other recommendations, they suggest that Americans eat more plant-based foods.

 

From the VO Blog and JackNorrisRD.com

Toronto Vegetarian Association Surveys Lapsed Vegetarians
President of VO, Jack Norris, RD, discusses the TVA’s report on vegetarian recidivism. Getting enough nutrients and eating out were the most common challenges listed by lapsed vegetarians.

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Four-Ingredient Chocolate Pie
Veganism made easy and delicious!


Veg Food Fridays, featuring the Plant Strong Vegan!
A new weekly series of interviews, vegan support, and recipes!

 

Send Your Personal Message to Leafleters

As I began to lose feeling in my fingertips, I said to myself, “In this freezing cold, who is going to take their hands out of their pockets to take one of my leaflets?!” But I was pleasantly surprised!

When I present a leaflet, I look directly at the person, smile, and say, “For the animals.” There were several who took a leaflet only after they heard the words. They would pass me by, then turn around to take one. It was heartwarming. One person said, “Thank you for doing this.” And one person said, “Please give me two of them.”

  Kevin Mercer at Colorado College
Kevin Mercer braves a snowstorm to leaflet Colorado College.

When I feel too cold, my mind immediately goes to the farmed animals who are transported to slaughter in open trucks, in both frigid and torrid temperatures, and my heart just breaks and breaks and breaks. The horror of it.

—Volunteer Leafleter, New York City

Please take a moment to say “thank you” to the Outreach Coordinators and volunteers who are braving the cold weather to leaflet for the animals. Leave your thank-you message here. It only takes a minute, and it will do so much to inspire our activists to keep up their critical work.

 

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