|Enewsletter • May 17, 2006|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Note from Jon Camp
Ho, ho, ho!
At right, Jon leaflets Santa; photo by Charlie Talbert. The entire line of women following St. Nick also took a booklet. Click on image for larger version.
Last week's leafleting was a bit hampered by rain and a lack of schools open due to it being the end of the semester. That said, I was still able to get some long hours in at Columbia College, Northwestern, and Carthage College. I was very grateful for the help of Melinda Bilecki, who took off a day of work to make her leafleting debut with me at Columbia College. Like just about everyone else who has leafleted colleges, Melinda was inspired by how easy leafleting can be and by how many individuals really seemed to consider the information. At Columbia, we encountered numerous individuals who were moved by the booklet; this included a young man who let me know that he read the Even If You Like Meat booklet en route to getting a chicken sandwich, was appalled by what he read, and as a result, opted for a vegetarian lunch.
This wraps up my college leafleting tour through the Midwest. In total, 28 different schools were leafleted and a total of 16,897 EIYLM booklets were individually handed to college students. As always, thank you so much to everyone who housed me, who made the time to leaflet for the animals, and to everyone who supports Vegan Outreach financially. I continue to see firsthand the difference we are making for the animals and your support has been, and continues to be, absolutely vital in this success.
If you would like to leaflet with me in the future, or if you would like for me to talk to your local or student group, please email jon at veganoutreach.org. Thanks so much!
There will probably be a gathering Saturday, May 27; details to come.
Products of the Week
Sat Garcia: "I would like to recommend the noodles and sauce meal kits by Simply Asia as the product of the week. They are a quick and tasty meal at a very affordable price. Not all of them are vegan, but a majority are, and the ingredients list on the box clearly states whether they are or not. Personally, I enjoy the Chili Garlic the most."
Joe Lauro: "When I went vegan over 20 years ago, being an Italian, I missed my Mother's specialty -- meatballs. Not anymore! If you haven't tried Nate's Meatless Meatballs, you're in for a treat."
Notes from All Over
Animal Advocacy TV show looking for volunteers to submit programs to their local community channels. For more information, visit undercovertv.org.
More on the Book The Way We Eat
From The Onion. On the other hand, becoming vegetarian, while only preventing the suffering of a very small percentage of all farmed animals, makes a huge difference for the individual animals who would have suffered terribly their entire life in a factory farm. Our example and advocacy has an even bigger impact. See this article on the impact of being veg.
Notes from Our Members
As I was leafleting
Action for Animals at the annual
May Day Parade in Minneapolis, I
handed an Even If... to
a girl who said, "You gave
me one of these at the Green Day
concert [last September]. It made
me cry, and I've been vegetarian
since." It was really motivating
to see firsthand that our activities
are having an impact.
My outlook changed
after I received a Why Vegan
packet from an older peer in high
school. I was immediately disgusted
by the pictures of a factory farm,
and three months later I became
vegan. Itís been two years now since
I've changed my diet.