|Enewsletter • August 28, 2002|
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For our end-of-the-fiscal-year report, and to qualify to take part in next year's Combined Federal Campaign, we need to document our services in fifteen states. If you distributed copies of Vegan Outreach's literature between July 1, 2001, and June 30, 2002, please email us with a summary. It can take the form similar to the following:
Nonhuman Rights: Florida initiative fuels debate about animal protection
Atlanta Journal Constitution:
"Probably most influential have been the arguments of secular philosophers, notably Peter Singer, whose Animal Liberation has sold more than 500,000 copies and continues to be reprinted.
"Humans' mental superiority is no defense for what some are now calling 'speciesism,' he argues. If it were, then it would be all right to discount the pain of people without full mental abilities – infants or the mentally retarded, say – and to perform painful experiments on them.
"'What we must do is bring nonhuman animals within our sphere of moral concern and cease to treat their lives as expendable for whatever trivial purposes we may have,' Singer wrote."
The National Academies of Science recently released a report regarding cloned and genetically modified animals. Different news organizations covered it differently.
From The Onion: Two New Burger King Sandwiches Negate Each Other
MIAMI-In a gala ceremony at its Miami headquarters, the Burger King Corporation rolled out two new sandwiches that conceptually negate each other. "The new Veggie Burger, with just seven grams of fat, is a refreshing, heart-smart alternative to the usual fast-food junk," Burger King vice-president Robert Fass said. "And brace yourselves, meat lovers: The new BK Hickory Bacon Triple Stack - three juicy, big-beef patties topped with crispy bacon and slathered in a rich, smoked-cheddar sauce - is gonna blow you away." Burger theoreticians posit that the sandwiches could destroy each other if sold in a single order.
New Meet Your Meat CD-ROM
If you have a CD burner & a pledge to make at least 4 copies to give to your friends, send your request to Chalissa1@aol.com.
so much for everything you said in "Reclaiming
Vegan for the Animals." It seems like almost every other
vegan I have met has given in to the dogma that has become so closely
associated with veganism. It's sad that so many vegans have gotten
so tied up in their own agendas that they've forgotten why they
became vegan– to help prevent the suffering of animals.
Your essay, "On Being Vegan" was
very helpful to me – especially the section "Surviving the
Long Haul." I have tried to become a vegan before, and always
found myself getting wrapped up in anger and disappointment at
other people who didnt share my views – as well as guilt
and anger at myself when I "slipped up." I found the
essay very helpful and encouraging.
Your vision and work is amazing.
You always bring home the point that it is all about
opposing cruelty to animals and decreasing suffering!
Thank you for the incredible work you do for the
After receiving your Vegan Starter Pack
and Why Vegan, I plan to go vegan. Based on the effect it
had on me and my husband, I would say your efforts would be best
served by getting this booklet into as many hands as possible!
It was so hard to look at
the pictures in Why Vegan, but so effective.
I love animals so much, I cant believe I was
eating them. The pictures woke me up.
I am now off all meat, eggs,
and dairy – all due to your wonderful brochure
and the dear people who place these in waiting rooms,
libraries, and book shops! Please send me lots to
distribute – every little bit helps! Thanks SO
On behalf of State Control
Records, please accept this contribution to your
group. Please send us as many Why Vegans
as possible. We have a stack of them here, and they
get picked up by people you would never expect to
In reference to Vegan Outreach's call to focus on outreach for farmed animals, someone asked: "Why limit someone's passion to confront cruelty wherever they are moved to fight it, no matter how insignificant?" Nathan Nobis, who teaches philosophy at the University of Rochester, replied: