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Vegan Outreach 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 Thanks so much!


Attention: Austin!

Vegan Outreach co-founder Matt Ball will be meeting with interested individuals in Austin on Thursday, May 25 at 7pm, at Mr. Natural's (south); details here.

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."

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


Notes from All Over

Get Undercover on TV

Animal Advocacy TV show looking for volunteers to submit programs to their local community channels. For more information, visit


More on the Book The Way We Eat

Peter Singer and Erik Marcus dicuss the book at, and interviews Professor Singer.



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 with Compassionate 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.
-Fred Tyler, Minneapolis, MN, 5/8/06

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. It’s been two years now since I've changed my diet.
-BR, on-line


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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