|Enewsletter • March 29, 2006|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
New Tour for Jon Camp
Starting April 6th, Jon Camp will
embark on a five-week tour from
Maryland to Illinois. He plans to
leaflet the following: Frostburg
State U of MD, Penn State, West
Virginia U, U of Pittsburgh, Carnegie
Mellon, California U of PA, Clarion
U of PA, Indiana U of PA, Kent State,
Youngstown State, U of Akron, Cleveland
State, U of Toledo, Bowling Green
State U, Eastern MI, U of MI, MI
State, Central MI, Notre Dame, IN
U South Bend, U of WI Madison, U
of WI Milwaukee, U of WI Whitewater,
U of WI Parkside, U of WI Oshkosh,
Columbia College (Chicago), and
Attention: Phoenix, Arizona!
Matt Ball, Vegan Outreach co-founder and and author of A Meaningful Life, and How Vegan will be speaking on Saturday, April 15 at the Arizona State University's Memorial Union (MU on this map, section F-4), Navajo room (#219, second floor), from 2:00-4:30.
Product of the Week
Mallory McMahon relates: "I used to eat cookie dough right out of the tube. Upon becoming vegan, however, I lost this indulgence, and if I wanted cookie dough as a treat I was forced to mix up a batch from scratch in order to enjoy it! And then I discovered Moo-Cluck brand vegan chocolate chip cookie dough! It can be purchased at Pangea or the Moo-Cluck website. Of course none of my cookie dough made it into the oven… it was either eaten straight from the tube or mixed in with vanilla soy ice cream!"
Notes from All Over
excerpt: "In the United States somewhere between 20 million and 40 million birds and mammals are killed for research every year ... 40 million represents less than two days’ toll in America’s slaughterhouses, which kill about 10 billion animals each year. The overwhelming majority of these animals have spent their entire lives confined inside sheds, never going outdoors for a single hour. Their suffering isn't just for a few hours or days, but for all their lives.
"Chickens, reared in sheds that hold 20,000 birds, now are bred to grow so fast that most of them develop leg problems because their immature bones cannot bear the weight of their bodies. Professor John Webster of the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Science said: 'Broilers are the only livestock that are in chronic pain for the last 20 percent of their lives. They don't move around, not because they are overstocked, but because it hurts their joints so much.'"
A wide-ranging blog from our friends at Lantern Books.
Notes from Our Members
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I have made one of the most important
decisions in my life: to become
I volunteered to organize
a Meatout event here
in the South Bay, and what better
activity than leafleting a college?
I had a few people RVSP in the positive,
but no one actually showed up. This
demonstrates one of the things I
like most about AAC leafleting.
Even if only one person is there,
you can still be effective. The
more people the better, of course,
because you can hand out even more
leaflets, but the absence of others
doesn't hinder the lone leafleter.
Many other popular AR activities
(protests, etc.) depend on a group
of people to be effective. Not so
Tonite at Cirque du
Soleil, I handed out
about 300 Why Vegans, and
at the 30 Seconds To Mars concert,
another 300 Why Vegans.
At the concert one guy told me,
"Cows just eat and shit, and
that's all they're good for."
I replied, "I don't think the
cows see it that way." He then
took a Why Vegan from me.