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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  August 16, 2006


Notes from Vegan Outreach

Notes from AR2006

While tabling for VO at the AR2006 conference in the DC region this last weekend, it was extremely heartening to come across numerous individuals who mentioned receiving a Vegan Outreach booklet as the catalyst that got them to go vegan and get active for the animals.

VO's budget is but a tiny fraction of a percentage point of the overall animal advocacy budget, yet I continue to see firsthand that we are making big, tangible inroads. Thank you so much to all of you who invest your money and time in our outreach efforts. We'll continue to give our most thoughtful best to ensure that it goes as far for the animals as possible.
-Jon Camp

Jon (at right, tabling at the Richmond Vegetarian Festival) will also be at Taking Action for Animals next month.


Product of the Week

Matt Ball jumps to the front of the line of products to plug Vegan Sweets Chocolate Spread. "Pass this along to anyone who thinks vegan sweets aren't great!"

Speaking of sweets, Meredith MacCracken adds: "I love the new organic frozen rice cream desserts by Good Karma. Try the Carrot Cake -- yum! Available at Trader Joe's."

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


Notes from All Over

Veggie Awards Open for Voting

VegNews Magazine is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2006 Veggie Awards, the world's largest survey of veg people, products and places. Last year, more than 10,000 readers cast their vote, and this year they expect that number to reach 15,000. You can vote here.


Ramsay Reduced to Tears as Pigs Go under Knife

Via DawnWatch: "Looking pale and shaken, the Glaswegian chef sees the 24-month-old pigs stunned by an electric shock to the brain, before being shackled by the hind legs and hoisted to the ceiling. Their throats are then unceremoniously slit. Ramsay's grisly ordeal does not end there. During the sequence -- which will go out after the 9pm watershed -- the dead pigs begin 'gurgling' as blood pours out of their bodies, and kicking due to an apparent nervous reaction."


Notes from Our Members

I received one of your pamphlets at the Warped Tour. It really opened my eyes to the horrible things these poor creatures endure, simply because they cannot defend themselves against the cruelty of man. I fully support your cause.
-VO, Sag Harbor, NY, 8/11/06

I handed out about 1,600 Why Vegans at the Galleria mall yesterday and today. Yesterday I met a man who knew people who had worked at slaughterhouses. He told me about an accident when a worker cut his arm off, and his blood sprayed all over the meat. According to the rules, this meat is contaminated and must be thrown away. But, they let it continue down the assembly line without stopping it. He also told me stories about how sometimes the cows slip off their chains, and get loose and run around the slaughterhouse. His only complaint about the Why Vegan pamphlet is that it was not thorough enough. I told him that there is only so much information you can squeeze into a short pamphlet, but I showed him a GCFE, which he eagerly took. He also asked for an extra Why Vegan to show to his brother-in-law who works in agriculture.
-Eugene Khutoryansky, 8/13/06

I used to be against this kind of advocacy, but you present it in a fashion that is neither degrading nor pushy on non-vegans. I find that deserving of respect and I thank you for the proper flyers to share with people.
-BS, Prince Albert, SK, 8/13/06

I've been distributing Why Vegan for years in the Portland, OR area, and received amazing feedback when I left a contact number on the back. Recently, my neighbor Roy, who is 80 years old and vegan now, has been leaving Why Vegan pamphlets on our Max trains too; last week someone actually came into the In Defense of Animals office and said it changed his life, and another fellow called the IDA office to say that it changed HIS life! Think how many people have read these pamphlets over the years, and who didn't say anything but became vegan anyway? Could that be the reason Portland, OR is the Most Vegan-Friendly City in the United States?
-Vegan Syd, 8/9/06

Why Vegan convinced me to go vegan six years ago! Thanks so much and keep up the great work.
-Dave, via MySpace, 8/8/06


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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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