Link of the Week
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Eliminating Elephant Acts
After years of pressure from animal activists, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’ parent company, Feld Entertainment, announced last week that it will phase out elephant performances by 2018.
From the VO Blog
Veg Food Fridays with Sapling Vegan
Interview with blogger Stephanie Lundstrom about vegan cooking and living. Thai pizza recipe included!
1,000 lb Vegan Banana Split
VO Donor Relations Manager, Lisa Rimmert, tells about the making of the world’s largest vegan banana split!
||Adopt a College volunteer John Sakars has already gotten VO booklets into the hands of more than 16,000 students this semester!
My sister-in-law gave me an extra pair of ski pants, and today they totally saved me in the ~15°F weather! I was super warm but many students were clearly caught off guard by the -15°F windchill, so the take rate was a little lower than usual here at Queens College.
One student stopped after having received a leaflet earlier, and asked, “Is all of that true? Does that stuff really happen?” She was looking for reasons not to believe what was clearly shocking to her, and even pointed out that she didn’t see blood on the male chicks on the conveyor belt. I explained that they hadn’t gone through the machine yet. She asked a number of questions about the male chicks, about why they would do this, what their bodies are used for afterward, etc. After a long conversation (10 minutes is long in this weather) during a non-rush period, she left saying that she couldn’t go completely vegetarian yet, but would at least eat veg every other day.
She also said that she thought the use of attractive people in the leaflet was great marketing, and caught her attention enough to keep reading! She said she liked that the use of people making healthy choices throughout the leaflet seemed to have a more positive spin than how her veg roommate talks about the same issues.
—Eileen Botti, 2/24/15
|Lisa N., Mike C., and Lisa S. reached 400 students at Sonoma State University on 2/26/15.
The Compassionate Athlete booklet has been a total success for my four presentations, especially for the “Healthful Eating” one. I have never had so many students pick up booklets and read them from beginning to end during my Q&A session at the the end of the presentation.
—Lorena Mucke, 3/4/15
Farmed Animal Conference | Grass Valley, CA | Saturday, June 6
You Are What You Eat: Education Through Nutrition – Jack Norris, RD, will explain how you can respond to the common nutrition questions that vegans receive.
Mad City Vegan Fest | Madison, WI | Saturday, June 27
Vegan Nutrition: What Does the Science Say? – Jack Norris, RD, will cover the research on disease rates of vegetarians and vegans and discuss the nutrients that are thought to be of special concern on such diets.
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