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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  January 31, 2002


Again with the milk....

[Sent to another group; forwarded to us.]
I actually just started being a vegan again yesterday. I [had quit veganism], so I didn't go to any of the concerts out here [to leaflet]. I would've kinda felt like a fraud, or something, handing out [information] on being a vegan when I wasn't one.
But then I read that thing ... the Why Vegan? thing. I'd never looked at it before. It was so sad. It made me cry.
I know this other girl in Stockton now that's a vegan and she wants to help me pass out stuff ... and when I go to school on Friday I'm gonna give some of the kids stuff.
JA, Stockton, CA

I think that it's really cool that you guys have this site up. I try to spread awareness as much as possible and this site really helped me a bunch.

I really like the article "The Vegan Outreach Approach to a Better World." Matt Ball is so right about staying with a vegan diet if you are doing it to save animals. There have been times when I would have been tempted to eat meat and dairy products (especially when I first became a vegan), but I just pictured in my mind the plight of so many animals and it was easy to stay vegan.
I have been a vegetarian for one year now and a vegan for about 8 months. I have never in my life had this much will power when it comes to food. I also feel a big burden of guilt has been lifted off me, as I can now walk past the meat counter at the super market knowing that I have not contributed to the suffering of the poor animals that are packaged in the bins. Also, I have suffered with fibromyalgia for ten years and it just disappeared after I became a vegan. (Now if someone would just tell me that every time I ate something sweet I was hurting an animal that would be great, I would be eating a truly healthy diet!)
GB, Swartz Creek, MI

I'd just like to say thank you for your very informative website. I intend to make the transition to vegan next week. Sites like yours have been particularly helpful in allowing me to plan how I'm going to do this, and my main reason for it, like many others, is the belief in the sanctity of life, and respect for living creatures. I hope your site continues to inform and influence others.



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On the continuing subject of vegan cheese, has anyone tried this?


News – Milk, milk, and more milk!

Harvard Prof Claims Misuse of Data To Push Anti-Milk Agenda

Of course, those who have an agenda can be expected to disagree, making it very difficult to know (and advocate) what is supported by the facts. This is why it is of great importance to understand the possible agenda of those involved. Reading all sides can help identify the frauds and charlatans.

In other news, the recent study showing a "protective" effect against milk for breast cancer (referenced here recently) has been denounced by Robert Cohen, but Dr. Stephen Walsh of the UK Vegan Society disputed Cohen's analysis, adding, "The strength of veganism lies in compassion and in exposing the truth about the suffering, environmental damage and health risks associated with abusing animals for food. If leading vegan propagandists disregard truth, it greatly weakens the vegan cause."

Dr. Walsh has been very busy on the dairy front. In addition to the above and the previously mentioned study of dairy and breast cancer, he has recently completed a review of dairy and bone health. All of these are recommended reading for staying up-to-date!

In nondairy news:

Slate takes on speciesism.

And on the lighter side….


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