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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  June 14, 2006


Notes from Vegan Outreach

Planning Ahead: Jon Camp's Fall Schedule

Jon Camp is in the process of planning his leafleting schedule for the upcoming fall semester (starting in September). He would like to make it as far-reaching and effective as possible and will need to find housing in the following regions:

  • Ontario (anywhere between St. Catharines and Ottawa)
  • Quebec (Montreal region)
  • Vermont (Burlington region)
  • New Jersey (anywhere between Princeton and Paterson)
  • New York (anywhere between Ithaca and Albany)
  • Tennessee and Kentucky (anywhere throughout both states)
  • Virginia (near Virginia Tech)
  • North Carolina (near Western Carolina U or Appalachian State U):

If you would be willing to house this considerate and friendly young man for 1 to 3 nights, please email

Thank you so much to everyone who has housed Jon in the past. Your generosity has helped him reach over 145,000 students in the last two years while allowing Vegan Outreach to continue expanding our outreach efforts elsewhere.


Internet Help Needed!

Despite having filled out a feedback loop request with the AOL postmaster, America Online refuses to deliver Vegan Outreach's eNewsletter. We are also unable to send email or reply to orders from email addresses -- even when sending from Vegan Outreach, Gmail, Comcast, SBC Global, or Yahoo email accounts.

If you know something about these issues and are able to help, please email us; if you write from an aol address, we won't be able to respond!



Product & Link of the Week

Alisha Hammer: "I would like to nominate Follow Your Heart Vegenaise. I have bought the Original and Grapeseed Oil versions and both are awesome. I used to miss eating garden tomato sandwiches with mayonnaise. Not any more! Vegenaise is great slathered on a burger, or used in place of mayo in your old pasta and potato salad recipes. It's a great staple for your summer vegan barbeques!"

Bonus link: Vegan Ice Cream.

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


Notes from All Over

Whole Foods' Animal Welfare Standards on 60 Minutes

Transcript here. Excerpt:

"In the end, what difference does it make whether you have a happy lobster or not? If the lobster's gonna be eventually dropped into boiling water, he's gonna be a dead lobster and it doesn't much matter," Rather says.

"Oh, Dan, are you gonna die someday?" Mackey replies. "Does the quality of your life not matter then? Since you're gonna eventually die? Get dropped in your own pot? At the end of the day, the quality of life is all we have, and it's just as important to that lobster, the quality of life that it lives -- even if it's not as long -- as the quality of your life."


Jack in the News

Jack the cat, that is.


Notes from Our Members

Last night I leafleted a concert at a new theater. One of the memorable moments was when a couple turned down a Why Vegan, and a police officer then told me that I needed to be more aggressive in handing people the pamphlets. In my defense, I pointed out that these were the first people to turn me down this evening, and that so far everyone else has taken one.
-Eugene Khutoryansky, Houston, 6/11/06

At Freshman Orientation at the University of Minnesota, we welcomed the students with 200 Even If You Like Meat booklets. My younger brother Willy and four friends handed out 300 at Southwest High School, and then headed to Uptown Minneapolis and handed out another box of 300.
     After we were done tabling/leafleting, volunteer Amy told me about an employee at the auto repair shop that her boyfriend works at. He had been bringing vegan lunches and sharing food with the employees there, in what is apparently a pretty hostile environment for vegans. Amy did some sleuthing and found out that he had gone vegan after receiving a Why Vegan? pamphlet several years ago on the University of Minnesota campus!
-Gilbert Schwartz, 6/9/06

Why Vegan is an excellent, startling, and informative brochure. One friend of mine read the brochure and signed up for the vegan diet the same day! Please send me more -- I think others will change their diet with your pamphlet.
-CS, Monticello, FL, 6/8/06

Via Vegan Outreach's MySpace Account:
How Vegan? Ingredients vs. Activism
is a GREAT post. Sometimes people do get caught up in all of the details and make their lives more difficult than need be. I've been a vegetarian for 20 years (today actually) and vegan for 13. Going vegan did take some thought, but wasn't overly difficult. My mother even cooks vegan meals every week for herself and my father, even though I am long out of the house. That's another topic though. I forwarded this post to someone who was kicking around the idea of going veg. You articulated the way I feel in a way that I was unable to fully express to her. Thank you for the thought-provoking post. Keep it up!
-Christine, 6/8/06


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