|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!"
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
-Stewart Solomon, 9/1/06
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
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