Vegan Outreach E-NEWS  •  FEB. 11, 2015
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  New booklet

Introducing The Compassionate Athlete!

We’re very excited to introduce our newest booklet, The Compassionate Athlete.

VO’s Outreach Coordinators often receive questions from college students who are interested in going veg but concerned that vegetarians and vegans cannot excel at sports or build muscle. The Compassionate Athlete addresses these concerns by highlighting many vegan professional athletes and giving some eating tips and a meal plan. We expect The Compassionate Athlete to be used similarly to our Guide to Cruelty-Free Eating – by keeping a handful on hand any time we leaflet for when we run into athletes.

We’d like to give a special thanks to Kassy Ortega, Vegan Outreach’s Washington, DC Outreach Coordinator, and Chris Guinn, The Humane League’s Atlanta Director, for this idea and for their hard work on the booklet! We’d also like to express our gratitude to all the athletes who took the time to provide us with pictures and quotes: Austin Aries, Ed Bauer, David Carter, Robert Cheeke, Mindy Collette, Mac Danzig, Seba Johnson, Holly Noll, Rich Roll, Bianca Taylor, Marcella Torres, Derek Tresize, Torre Washington, and Mike Zigomanis.

You can order The Compassionate Athlete from our order form and download a PDF from our Booklet PDFs page.


  Starbucks coconut milk
Photo: Starbucks

Links of the Week

Starbucks Will Offer Dairy- and Soy-Free Option
Coconut milk will be available in US Starbucks stores beginning February 17.

California to Appeal Foie Gras Ruling
Last week, California’s attorney general filed notice that her office will appeal a federal judge’s decision that overturned the state’s two-year ban on the sale of foie gras.


From the VO Blog and

Supporter Spotlight: Jessica Silva

  Jack’s fave chili

Can Supplements Be Trusted?
Jack Norris, RD, comments on the recent NY Times article about the New York State attorney general’s office accusing four major retailers of selling fraudulent herbal supplements.

Cincinnati Chili
The Vegan Outreach office celebrated Jack’s birthday with Cincinnati Chili. Recipe included!


Recent Feedback

  Mahsa at BCC

Today’s feedback from students at Berkeley City College was invigorating! First I heard from a student who went vegan after receiving a Your Choice booklet last year. Then a student named Mahsa [right] said she went vegan after receiving an Even If You Like Meat booklet last semester. Then another student said he went vegan a year ago because of a Your Choice booklet. And toward the end of the day, a fourth student said she went vegan after getting a booklet from me!

—Steve Erlsten, 2/4/15


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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.

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