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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  November 17, 2004


News from Vegan Outreach

A Record Year – Already!

Thanks to the support and efforts of all the members of Vegan Outreach, over 565,000 copies of Why Vegan, Try Vegetarian, and Por Que Vegano have been distributed so far in 2004! This has already surpassed the record distribution of 2003.

Every day, Vegan Outreach activists are out in public, providing the animals a voice. Everyone who receives this e-mail (now more than 20,000 people!) should feel a great deal of pride for everything we've been able to accomplish!

At right, Jon Camp leaflets at Boston University.


Holiday Shopping for the Animals!

Just about anything you can buy, you can buy on-line via one of Vegan Outreach's affiliates. Buying via the links on this page will lead to the distribution of more copies of Why Vegan and Try Vegetarian -- what a deal! Everything you can imagine is available via our Greater Good store!


Vegan Outreach Upcoming Schedule

The Vegan Outreach office will be closed November 25 - 29, and December 21 - January 4. So please, look over your calendar for the next few months, and order what you will need.

Matt Ball, along with Ellen and Anne Green, will be speaking in Phoenix, AZ, on December 29. Details here.


Link of the Week: Welfare and Liberation – Mutually Exclusive?


Notes from All Over

Reaching Younger Students @ Concerts

-Carolyn Tampe & Danielle Marino, Protecting Animals USA

Surveys and market research confirm that women and teen girls are the most receptive to the vegetarian message. For those committed to helping others adopt a vegetarian diet, however, sometimes it is challenging to reach teen girls. Well, never fear, because here in Chicago we found a fantastic way to reach hundreds of young women aged 12-18, in less than 30 minutes!

This past week volunteers here leafleted 350 Why Vegan brochures to young women as they streamed out of an Avril Lavigne concert. We saw dozens reading the brochure as they left and even met a couple who wanted to go vegan that day.

We found this concert to be a fantastic way to reach hundreds of teen girls. Thanks Avril Lavigne!

Tour dates here.

If you have other creative ideas on how to do vegan outreach, email Vegan Outreach!


Dr. Greger Scheduling 2005 Talks

Dr. Michael Greger is going back on the road starting in January and would love to come speak in your community or at your school (for free of course). He's got talks on the evils of the Atkins Diet, veganism, animal rights, and globalization, etc. Check out his site for his current list of topics. Let him know if you would be willing to set up a venue by emailing him any preferred dates or topics at


New Cooking DVD Released!

After two years in the making, it is finally here: the first-of-its-kind, state-of-the-art, information-packed Vegetarian Cooking DVD by Compassionate Cooks. You can order today! (Look for a full review soon.)


More on Craigs List

Last week, we highlighted the idea of advertising starter packs on the web. Dave Bemel of Action for Animals has offered to oversee these efforts, to avoid unnecessary duplication and deleted posts. Email him to coordinate with him.


From Our Members

I had a Why Vegan pamphlet for two years before I went completely vegan. I kept it hung on my wall. It made me cry every time I read it. But it also inspired me. I finally went completely vegan six months ago. I feel so much happier knowing I'm helping to end animal suffering.
-ML, Pelham, AL, 11/12/04

As always, thank you for e-Newsletter – it is always a pleasure to read. Your comment, "It is trite to say, but your financial support is truly vital," was not trite at all. Each of us has a responsibility to do more than just be vegans and read your newsletter. For those who believe in your approach of helping stop cruelty – and your success – but who do not leaflet, we definitely have a responsibility to assist in other ways. I for one will send in another donation immediately.
-DC, TN, 11/10/04


Every Donation Prevents Suffering

Vegan Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the suffering of farmed animals by promoting informed, ethical eating.

All donations are tax-deductible.

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