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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  November 30, 2005


This issue sponsored by DownBound:

I really like the Vegan Outreach pamphlets. The information covers so much and the sources for it are right there on the same page. I attended an animal rights conference a year ago at the University of Minnesota and grabbed my first handful there. I handed out 15 pamphlets and have so far successfully converted at least three friends to vegetarianism with their help.
-JL, Ames, IA, 11/28/05

Notes from Vegan Outreach

The Gift That Keeps Giving

Through the first eleven months of 2005, Vegan Outreach activists have already distributed 25% more booklets than all of 2004 -- well over 3/4 of a million! Each one of these booklets has life-altering potential.

This holiday season, please consider giving a gift to the animals and to the world. Every person whose life is changed by a booklet saves dozens of animals every year, and provides an example of compassion and a voice for the animals every day!

Your donation will have lasting effects!

You can donate on-line (monthly or quarterly recurring donations can be made at; option on second page), or you can send a check or money order to:

Vegan Outreach | P.O. Box 38492 | Pittsburgh, PA 15238



Product of the Week

Virgil Butler recommends this website (previously mentioned for their peanut butter cups):

"Although we have tried many of the fake meats in grocery stores, their price was just high enough that we often considered some of them a luxury item. Luckily we were introduced to the Not! 'meats' from These are dehydrated non-GMO soy meat alternatives that are so easy to store. You can buy them in all flavors -- 'beef' (crumbles, chunks, and strips), 'chicken' (chunks and strips), 'ham,' and even 'tuna.' Since we live in a rural area with few vegan options, this was a godsend to us.

"You just mix the 'meat' with an equal amount of water and boil until the water is absorbed to rehydrate, or simply toss a handful in to any kind of soup you are cooking. They would be great either for single people or large groups, and especially for campers.

"We have fooled quite a few meat-eaters with them because the taste and texture are so close to the real thing. Although they are fine to be used as is, we have found that adding a little bit of vegan bouillon and even sometimes some liquid smoke can make them taste even better, like in gravies or when using barbeque sauce. And at an average of only 72 cents per pound, they are certainly a good value for those vegans on a limited budget -- much cheaper than real meat! We have gotten several meat-eaters to order some after tasting them."

Send your nominees for Product of the Week to; previous products can be found here.


Notes from All Over

Time Is Right for Vets and Doctors to Debate Food Policy

Letter published in British Medical Journal arguing: "The time is right for vets and doctors to join together to examine the case for radical reform of current food policy."


Where's The Beef?

excerpt: "Sizzlin' steak from a petri dish? That concept is cooking in the Labs of the Medical University of South Carolina."

Note: One of the in vitro meat researchers encouraged the CBS reporter to visit a chicken, turkey, or pig CAFO, but the reporter found that none were willing to be filmed.


Pro-Turkey e-Card


Turkey PSA

Heather Mills McCarntey has taped a public service announcement regarding turkeys for Viva!USA. Viva! needs help getting the PSA aired. Click here to see the PSA and for more information.


Notes from Our Members

I am currently a Freshman at Towson University in Towson, Maryland. I recently received a pamphlet at my college on your organization. I read through it and it really had an impact on me. I am looking to get involved in an Animal Welfare club at Towson University, but I would love to help raise awareness for Vegan Outreach and show others the cruelty being done to animals..
-EM, 11/28/05

My boyfriend and I finally jumped in [and made our leafleting debut] at Malaspina in Nanaimo, British Columbia (at right; photo by John Bowers). All the fears dissolved as soon as I started and I remember walking over to my boyfriend and saying "This is a piece of cake!" It was an invigorating, enlightening experience and I am so thankful to Vegan Outreach for providing us advocates with great literature and a means of doing something really concrete to help the animals.
-CV, 11/24/05, Cowichan Bay, BC

Passing through the frozen foods area on my way to pick up some Soy Delicious, I saw an Earthfare employee walk up to the Tofurky case and exclaim aloud about those things selling like crazy. When I asked him about it, he said he'd just restocked the Tofurky an hour ago, and already more than half of them were gone again. As he put more in the case, I saw three other people walk up and get their own Tofurky.
-Eric Griffith, Athens, GA, 11/23/05


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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