|Enewsletter • August 31, 2005|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
During Vegan Outreach's 2004-05 fiscal year, over 1,000 activists around the world requested and distributed 678,978 copies of Even If You Like Meat..., Why Vegan, and Try Vegetarian. These activists were in all 50 states, DC, and over a dozen other countries.
At right, Ayako Morgan leaflets at the University of Pittsburgh.
Thanks so much to everyone who worked so hard last year, and those of you who donated to support this work. Together, we can take the animals' message to even more people, and make 2005-06 even better!
Adopt a Concert!
Over the summer, when pedestrian traffic on college campuses is light, Vegan Outreach volunteers took their leafleting to concerts, walkathons, festivals, and baseball games. More than 45 different events were leafleted this summer, with almost 39,000 booklets handed to pedestrians. Here is a list of events reported to VO.
Product of the Week: Hand Cream
Michele S. Christensen writes: "Gardener's Hand Cream from Trader Joe's works really well as a moisturizer, and really helps the skin look younger. I swear it works as well or better as some very expensive non-vegan products I used to use. I can feel the effects a full day after applying it, and I wash my hands at least 10 times a day just at work. Also, it has the all-important sunscreen and it is cheap (about $4 for a large tube). It states right on the label 'Not tested on animals, No animal by-products.'"
Notes from All Over
excerpt: "'I went from eating meat every day to vegan pretty much overnight,' [Joshua Warchol, VO Adopt a College member] said, 'I ate more meat than anybody I know, but after I was looking at recipes and how everything was done and reading stories about how other people went vegetarian, it struck me that this was something I could do and there was no reason not to do it.'"
excerpt: "Salt Lake County has agreed to pay an additional $4,803 for turning away animal rights demonstrators from Abravanel Hall last year.... Two UARC members were distributing leaflets on Dec. 7 as concertgoers exited the hall when a security officer told them they could not demonstrate on the adjoining public sidewalk or within one block of the building. On Dec. 10, six members who gathered to pass out leaflets were threatened with arrest."
Notes from Our Members
Happy new school year,
everyone! To kick
it off, I drove down to the University
of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) with
a volunteer, Michelle Rubin. We
met up with Tom Schlieske and Dennis
Pizarro and handed out thousands
of booklets! I really can’t articulate
how successful this event was. I
guess I would just say our success
rate was contingent upon (1) school
just starting and the energy students
have at the beginning of the year,
(2) it being “quad day”, or the
day when student organizations all
table, and (3) new students feeling
vulnerable and a bit humbled by
this new experience. The best part
was when people were leafleted more
than once and would say, “I already
got one...wow, these vegetarians
are everywhere.” We also met several
students who said today was the
day they were going to start. The
theme in the air was definitely
Colleges started back
up in my region today
and I went out to leaflet E. Stroudsburg
U of PA. After leafleting for about
a half hour, two young women walked