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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  December 8, 2002



Now Shipping – New Why Vegans!!

We are extremely pleased to announce that the new Why Vegans are now shipping from the printer. Those who had backorders for boxes of 300 should receive them sometime next week (note – they will be copies from the Farm Sanctuary sponsored printing, which printed first). Here at the office, we're anxiously awaiting our copies as well, and will then start filling the smaller backorders.

We will be sending a copy to each of our members as a special holiday present. In the meantime, you can download a pdf of the final version. Thanks to everyone who made this possible; together, we can make the new year the best ever for the animals.



Remember all of Vegan Outreach's affiliates when shopping online. encompasses many of the large merchants, providing a percentage of your purchase to print more Why Vegans!


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Selected customers receive private email coupons for a percentage off purchases at Dell. If you received one you won't use (for home, small business, or education), please donate it to Vegan Outreach. Thanks!

A super special thanks to Vanessa Marcol, for her donation of a 15% off coupon to Vegan Outreach!



Thanks so much for putting together and offering the color posters and prints of factory farm animals. The larger format ones are the best I've seen. We put together a "Welcome to the Slaughterhouse" display using a separate panel for each animal (pigs, birds, cows) and the number slaughtered each year. I use this display all the time. I laminated all the images and put velcro on the back... it's completely interchangeable so we can tailor it to each demo.

The feedback has been terrific. Many of the people that will not watch the video footage check out the display instead. Very powerful!!

For the animals,
David Thornton
Northwest Animal Rights Network (NARN)


Liberation Now! - The National Student Animal Rights Conference

University of California - Berkeley, February 21 to 23, 2003

Join hundreds of other young animal advocates and dozens of the leading authors, speakers, and organizers of the animal rights movement (including Jack Norris of Vegan Outreach!) for the second national student animal rights conference.


COK Investigation / Open Rescue Hits National News!

It has been a stunning month for the animals in the United States! Following the victory for breeding sows in Florida and Michael Pollan's much-discussed exposure of the "stupefying crime" of factory farms, Compassion Over Killing's latest action has received play in over 55 media outlets, including the New York Times and CNN:

Advocates for Animals Turn Attention to Chickens
Miyun Park cradled a nearly featherless hen in her arms while cooing to a playpen filled with several more hens she had stolen from a nearby egg farm, an act of protest she calls a "rescue" from inhumane conditions. The henhouse raid in November was the second for Ms. Park, 32, and an animal advocacy group called Compassion Over Killing. Members of the group court arrest by entering chicken sheds at night and filming the rows of hens crammed 10 to a cage the size of a file-drawer cabinet. They get close-ups of swollen eyes, infected skin and shattered wings entangled in cage wire.

Group alleges egg farms are cruel
An animal rights group alleged Wednesday that its investigation of a Baltimore-area egg farm found chickens living in "unimaginably cruel conditions" with up to 11 hens stuffed into wire cages so tightly they couldn't stretch their wings.

It very well may be that the tide might be turning, both in terms of the public's awareness, and the movement's focus. The idea of focusing our limited resources on the 99+% of animals killed in the U.S. is spreading. As also pointed out by the New York Times in their article about COK:

After focusing for years on fur coat manufacturers and researchers using animals to test cosmetics and other products, the animal welfare movement has a new target: farmers who raise millions of chickens, cows and pigs in closed, confined areas – what activists call factory farms.

With all the coverage from various sources, compassionate people everywhere now have a unique opportunity to expose the plight of the animals, and encourage others to boycott factory farms, "our worst nightmare."


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