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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  September 6, 2006


Notes from Vegan Outreach

Beyond Adopt a College

Adopt a College activists are back in the swing of things. But most copies of Why Vegan, Even If You Like Meat, and Try Vegetarian are distributed in other ways: from stocking displays at natural food stores, libraries, at work, etc., to handing them out to friends, to tabling at concerts. There are many different ways that you, too, can take the animals' case to new people!

For example, World Farm Animals Day is right around the corner -- October 2! If you are going take part in this, or want to pursue another form of outreach, you can order from our catalog today. Thanks!


Product of the Week

Diane in Canada: "I've just discovered Tofutti sour cream substitute, absolutely delicious!"

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


Notes from All Over

More on Kids and Veganism

Last week, we introduced the page of Real Vegan Children. Since then, there was a news story: Vegetarianism Is Healthy Exploration for Teens, which starts, "For Whitney Belaski, the decision to become a vegetarian was an ethical one."

Also, Harvard Graduate School of Education published a paper: Why Do Young Children Choose to Become Vegetarians?, which points out: "As with Alejandra, for most children Hussar studied, the decision has more to do with morals than with personal choice. This is contrary to the theories of famed psychologists Lawrence Kohlberg and Jean Piaget -- both pioneers in moral development -- that children aren't capable of making independent moral decisions at this age."

Finally, here is an essay from a lifetime vegan about growing up in a meat-eating society.


Welfare and Liberation

With Satya's new issue, the question of how the state of animals in our society will advance is back in discussion. This earlier article presented one Vegan Outreach view. Erik Marcus discusses welfare and liberation in part of a recent episode of the Diner; and Peter Singer and Bruce Friedrich offer a somewhat different perspective, with their combined many decades of campaigns and working for the animals.


Notes from Our Members

At Cal State, Long Beach, I handed out 2,540 EI* and some GCFEs and AMLs.
     Merlin, my German Shepherd companion, died on Wed. Thus, I am dedicating this semester's leafleting to him. Today, feeling him with me, I was calm, kind, and soft-spoken, yet a formidable presence. One sample exchange:

Him, taking a leaflet: "I like steak."
Me: "You like snakes. How cool!"

-Stewart Solomon, 9/1/06

*Note -- 2,540 is a new Adopt A College program record for handing out pamphlets at a college in one day.

At Florida International U., I quickly handed out 150 booklets. Some guy totally made my day when he came up to me and said that I gave him one a couple of years ago and he has been vegetarian ever since. He said he loved the way the VO literature just logically touches on all the reasons why it makes sense to go veg. He took some contact info because he said he would like to get involved in local activities.
-Linda Bower, 9/1/06

I got a brochure when I was leaving college today. I read it and started crying right away. I love animals, and I do eat meat. After seeing this brochure and watching some of the clips and info on this site, I will never eat meat again! I would love to give a brochure to everyone in my town.
-SV, Northfield, MN, 8/31/06


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