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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  June 7, 2006


Notes from Vegan Outreach

Several Weeks to Go...

And, at over 185,000 booklets, activists continue to expand this semester's record of distibution!

At right, Melinda Bilecki leaflets at Columbia College; photo by Jon Camp.


The Way We Eat, reviewed by Matt Ball

conclusion: "Given their thorough, honest, and non-dogmatic approach (unlike, for example, Michael Pollan's convoluted rationalizations of meat-eating in The Omnivore's Dilemma), Singer and Mason have crafted a guide for all thoughtful, ethical individuals. Everyone already concerned with the impact of their purchases should read this book. Its non-strident tone and its lack of photos make it a perfect gift for a relative or friend who won't read Why Vegan or watch Meet Your Meat."

Full review here.


An Inconvenient Truth

Veda Stram suggests that people leaflet at screenings of An Inconvenient Truth, as the crowd is probably more on the progressive side. The Try Vegetarian booklet (pdf) is probably best for this situation. You can order copies here; a screening list is here.


German Vegan Leaflet Uploaded

All languages available can be found here.

Product & Link of the Week

Holly: "I'd like to nominate Wildwood yogurt as product of the week. It's the only yogurt on the market I've found to be similar to the real thing. Plus, it has all the same live culture benefits of traditional yogurt."

Bonus link: The Vegan Pantry.

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


Notes from All Over

Golden Carrot Nominations Open

PCRM is taking nominations for school food services that provide healthy vegetarian lunches. Nominate here.


Dilemma of A Carnivore

excerpt: "Where were you when Barbaro broke his leg? I was at a steakhouse, watching the race on a big screen. I saw a horse pulling up, a jockey clutching him, a woman weeping. In the restaurant, people watched and wondered. Then we went back to eating our steaks. Shrinks call this 'cognitive dissonance.'"


Tactics and Public Opinion

excerpt: "Extreme action by animal rights activists has backfired, according to a new poll that suggests British voters are now more supportive than before of medical tests on animals. Some 70% of those questioned by YouGov for the Daily Telegraph said that it was acceptable to test new medical treatments on animals before they are tested on humans. Earlier polls have produced splits much closer to 50-50 on the issue."


Notes from Our Members

I had lost interest in animal rights before somebody handed me a pamphlet a few years ago in Seattle. I thought it was all about movie stars and cliques and I didn't fit in, though I was vegetarian and had been very active at one time. I think you are the BEST organization out there for helping people go veg (and saving animals), and probably the best overall!
-LL, Virginia Beach, 5/29/06

Thanks for calling off the Vegan Police! I am happy to be vegan, and an example for my family. I work hard not to promote isolation, to bemoan the limitations or lay claim to the vegan lifestyle being hard or challenging in any way. Believe me (you already know this), it is challenging -- anything worthwhile is -- but most people aren't into anything that is really that hard or takes a lot of commitment. I have just scratched the surface in finding out how many items/products have animal products in them and am really, quite frankly, blown away. I was beginning to shy away from calling myself vegan for fear that I'd be out in the grocery store and someone would "call me out" for something that I've un-knowingly placed in my cart! If we attack each other or come off as the superior species and not level-headed people looking to live in harmony -- as far as it is up to us, we will eternally just be "those people" and the cause will be lost.
-RL, 5/23/06

I received the box of pamphlets from you; my husband and I both pass them out to everyone. Hubby works at Trader Joe's and has converted several people to being vegan and many more are interested in becoming vegan!
-JH, Bay Point, CA, 5/30/06


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