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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  June 9, 2010

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Kristin Tornincasa
Kristin Tornincasa of SAR lets another Sacramento City College student find out what steps they can take to help the animals.

Awesome AAC Advocates Achieve the Amazing!

Aye Carumba!

Adopt a College activists knocked it out of the park, handing a Vegan Outreach booklet directly to 535,575 students this spring semester. That is way up from 486,219 in the fall!

At least as impressive is that the 200+ activists and groups leafleted at a record 810 schools, smashing the old record of 718!

Thanks so very much to everyone who has made this possible – the donors who print and ship the booklets, and the leafleters who work so hard to provide the animals a voice!

As you see in the feedback every week, this work is changing lives! As you can see from the news stories below, it is also changing the world!


From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs

Mr. Clucky and friend

Tons of great news!


Product of the Week

Red meat may not impact heart health, but pistachios could destroy cholesterol!

Send your product of the week to info (at) veganoutreach (dot) org; previous entries here.


Notes from All Over

Vegan Calcium Needs: Working Through the Myths

By Ginny Messina; excerpt: “The research findings are not in 100% agreement but for the most part, they just aren’t supportive of a lower calcium recommendation for vegans. That can be kind of discouraging, I know, but vegans need to know where we really stand regarding calcium needs. It’s unfortunate that some activists continue to promote the myth of lower calcium needs as part of their argument for a plant-based diet. Does anyone actually believe that giving vegans inadequate information about calcium helps the cause of veganism and animal rights?” Full story.


Summer Conferences


Lightning Round


Notes from Our Members

LACC student
After getting a booklet from Nikki Benoit, a student at LA City College
studies the reality so assiduously hidden by modern agribusiness.

Reached 1,087 students at three schools today. At Cypress College, I had a couple very powerful connections. One girl was still recovering from Food, Inc.; I successfully pushed her over the edge. She (with the help of her Guide) will be grazing the vegetable isles from here on out. You’re welcome, mystery girl! This is also where I got my first unsolicited-stranger-thank you-hug and “I LOVE YOU!”
—Nikki Benoit, 4/29/10

Reached over 900 students at Bakersfield College and CSU Bakersfield. I heard the word “vegetarian” a ton of times today, mostly by eavesdropping on many conversations that were sparked through leaflets. It was almost always referenced in a serious/important manner.
—Brian Grupe, 5/3/10

A really positive experience at Salem State! I had several great conversations with students, including one who seriously wanted to go veg, one wanting to go vegan, another asking about “free-range” and organic. Met two vegans and a woman who said she has been trying to start a student group for vegetarians and was encouraged to see me there. A professor stopped to thank me for “spreading this important information.” Several students commented, “Oh, we were just talking about this stuff.”
—Jo Tyler, 4/30/10

A short but productive lunchtime leafleting at Arizona State University. One student said she wanted to be vegetarian. Another student stopped to chat for a few minutes. She used to be veg in high school and was interested in going back.
—Jeff Boghosian, 5/4/10

Bryan Wilson
Bryan Wilson provides enlightenment at the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival.

Better than expected day at the University of Chicago: lots of good questions and I heard from a ton of vegetarians. Some of the kids were rude or ignoring at first but I stayed cheerful and after a few hours they seemed to get more comfortable, and some took a booklet on their third or fourth pass by. One senior came back to tell me he was veg in high school but did not stick with it and has been thinking about this recently. He said getting the leaflet made him realize he was out of excuses and it was time. He was excited to receive a Guide, and came back later to thank me for being there. A staff member told me she sees the animals in the labs when she is making her deliveries and seemed to think the labs are pretty sinister. I mentioned the difference we can make for animals with our diet; she seemed to agree and accepted a Guide. One professor yelled, “Oh yes! I am totally into this!” as he took a leaflet, prompting the students behind him to take leaflets.
—Leslie Patterson, 4/30/10


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