|Enewsletter • November 10, 2004|
Despair leads to inaction,
and there is no time for that. There's too much
work to do.
News from Vegan Outreach
These are probably the most common words of late. Last week, Joe Espinosa made the case that now is the perfect time to rededicate ourselves to working on behalf of those who have absolutely no vote, no voice, and no visibility. He pointed out that every day, we can each save hundreds or even thousands of animals from a life of misery.
A number of people have commented that they aren't in a position to leaflet at colleges because of job, location, or other factors. And understandably, there are many who are very uncomfortable leafleting the general public. Some of these people have asked what they can do to help the animals.
It is trite to say, but your financial support is truly vital. Only because of your donations in the past, more than 3,200,000 copies of Why Vegan and Try Vegetarian have been distributed in the U.S. and around the world. We will soon break last year's distribution record, passing 600,000 for 2004.
The money you donate goes right to showing more people the animals' plight. Your support allowed Vegan Outreach to hire Jon Camp (at right) part time this semester. Every school day, he is getting a copy of Why Vegan into the hands of hundreds of students! He has already directly reached over 16,000 people this semester! (The entire Adopt a College program has passed 50,000 for the semester, with the program to date saving an estimated 6,000,000 animals from a life of misery.)
Often, we don't know what our various donations will accomplish, if anything. But you can know that money donated to Vegan Outreach will go to making the animals' case to more people -- people who simply would not have learned about the cruelties of factory farms without your support!
Please support our efforts for the animals. Simply put: your donation will save animals.
Vegan Outreach Upcoming Schedule
The Vegan Outreach office will be closed November 25 - 28, and December 21 - January 4. So please, look over your calendar for the next few months, and order what you will need.
Matt Ball and Anne Green will be speaking in Phoenix, AZ, on December 29. Stay tuned for more details.
Link of the Week: Corporations and Veganism / Setting Priorities
Notes from All Over
-Danielle Marino, Protecting Animals USA
Activist Nora Kramer has come up with a clever way to help others learn about the vegetarian diet. She posts an ad for a "Free Vegetarian Starter Guide" on the very popular web bulletin board, Craigslist.com. Posting is free, and each week she has a handful of veg guide requests that add up over time.
Her recipe for success is below:
Sometimes it's only a matter of minutes before someone requests a guide! Greg from Minneapolis tried this just today and here's what he said: "Thanks for the idea! We have already gotten VSK requests."
If you have other creative ideas on how to do vegan outreach on the web, email Vegan Outreach!
Poultry -- turkeys, chickens, ducks, and geese -- are NOT protected by humane slaughter laws in this country, even though they make up the overwhelming majority of animals killed for food in the United States (9+ billion a year). To get Congress to amend the law to provide the same basic protections for poultry that cows, pigs, lambs, and other livestock have, we need to demonstrate widespread support as quickly as possible. Join in signing the Petition for Poultry by Thanksgiving, the day when millions of birds have nothing to be grateful for. It will only take a minute of your time to help billions of animals.
From Our Members
Pima Community College, I handed a booklet to
a woman walking by, then to a guy standing near
me. He was really happy to get the booklet,
and as he leafed through it, he called out to
the other woman, "Watch out for this! If
you read it, it'll change your life."