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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  December 14, 2005


This issue sponsored by DownBound:

I handed out 229 leaflets at San Jose City College today. I was doing pretty well when a professor walked up to me. "Damn," I thought. "I'm busted and will have to get a table and/or leave campus."
     Not so! The (vegetarian!) professor wanted me to speak to his African-American history class. So I gave an impromptu 10-minute speech about factory farming and ethical eating. (I am very thankful for the four years of speech and debate I did in high school!) The students had good questions and many seemed very open to the information. The professor distributed leaflets to his class, and may call me to have me speak to other classes.
-Suzanne Haws (at right), 12/8/05


Notes from Vegan Outreach

Another Record-Setting Semester!

We note with great pride that over 110 activists and organizations have set another Adopt a College leafleting record: more than 165,000 booklets have been distributed this term! This brings the total since Aug. 1, 2003 to 455,000+.

At right, Kaya Hanson leaflets at the University of Maryland; photo by Dawn.

Based on our estimates, these efforts have led to over 11,000 new vegetarians and vegans, who, over the next 50 years, will spare nearly 20,000,000 mammals and birds from the terrible cruelties of factory farms and industrial slaughterhouses!

Overall, Vegan Outreach has distributed well over 850,000 booklets so far in 2005.

Thanks so much to everyone who has made this possible!


Contact Note

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Please email us and let us know: Thanks!!


Talk in Tucson!

Matt Ball, co-founder of Vegan Outreach and author of A Meaningful Life and "How Vegan" will be speaking at the Grant Rd. (at Campbell) Bookmans in Tucson, on Monday, January 2, from 5:30 - 7:00. There will be an extensive Q & A, and vegan snacks. All are welcome!


Product of the Year

It is often noticed, but rarely discussed, that flatulence can be a significant problem for some people who eat a more whole-foods diet. Solgar's Vegetarian Digestive Aid is a true blessing for those folks -- especially new vegetarians and those who like Gimme Lean and/or veggie chili! You can find them at health-food stores and on-line (e.g., House of Nutrition). Warning -- don't buy any past or near their expiration date.

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


Notes from All Over

"What do you eat?"

Even limited to a lunchbox, there are tremendous options!


Notes from Our Members

I was just given a pamphlet by one of your volunteers, and I wanted to commend your organization. Although I'm not a vegan, I love animals, and want to work toward the end of their suffering. It's nice to see that your organization sees a middle ground. I will immediately cut my meat consumption in half, and I am proud to now be a supporter of Vegan Outreach.
-JS, Sacramento, CA, 12/6/05

Yesterday I leafleted at University of South Florida. I just moved to Florida a week ago, and this is the last week of classes. Within 30 minutes, I handed out 150 EIYLMs, and that was all I brought with me. I was wishing I had more. Wow, what a rewarding 30 minutes! I can't wait until classes start again so I can go back!
-Jodi Chemes, 12/9/05

At American University today, I handed out 525 EI (+a stack of 10 EI + 8 GCFE) in three hours, and David Benzaquen distributed 280 EI (+a stack of 20 EI) in a bit over an hour.
    A nice woman said something to the extent of, "If you get any nasty comments, you should know that two people in my class got a booklet from you and were talking about it which led to a classroom discussion on veganism. You're getting people to think about this." David (who runs the AU animal rights group) had a professor ask for a stack of 20 to give out to her class. One young woman walked by and said, "I got that from you already, and I'm vegan." I asked her if she'd like some free recipes and she took the GCFE. The next young woman walked by and said, "I already got one of those from you, but can I get the recipes as well?"
-Jon Camp, 12/9/05

Between 7:30am-2:00pm today, I distributed 2,327 EI, 15 GCFE, & 4 AML at UCLA.
     One student took the EI, read it thoroughly, I mean really thoroughly, and came back quoting the quotes right back at me. He was very moved by the pamphlet.
    One girl got so excited that I was there she screamed right in my ear, "I'M VEGAN!" in a very loud voice. I'm sure I can still hear her and probably will for the next three to four days, but that I can live with. One girl took the pamphlet and replied in a matter of fact manner, "I've seen this before. Oh yes, I remember. This is the pamphlet that made me a vegetarian."
-Stewart Solomon, 12/8/05

Leafleting at the mall today, a man took a Why Vegan and walks a bit down the street before opening it. Then he, his wife, and his four kids all huddle around the pamphlet intently reading it. After about a minute of this, one of the kids runs back to get some more pamphlets. I gave him a few more Why Vegans and a Guide to Cruelty Free Eating. In a separate incident with a different family, the kids were reading the pamphlet with a sense of awe. Their mother was looking on and telling them that this is where we get our pork chops, hot dogs, etc.
-Eugene Khutoryansky, Houston, TX, 12/11/05


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All donations are tax-deductible.

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