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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  September 27, 2006

 

Last days!

Shop at TheVegetarianSite in September, and 10% of each purchase
goes to distribute more booklets!

Notes from Vegan Outreach

More Records

In just the past week, activists have distributed more than 22,000 more booklets at colleges around the country (see below), bringing the semester total to over 94,000 booklets. Every day, many new people are learning of the hidden horrors of factory farms and industrial slaughterhouses, as well as what they can do to help bring this cruel system to an end.

At right, Jason Ketola leaflets at Boston College; photo by Jenna Calabrese.

Thanks so much to everyone whose hard work and donations have made this possible!

 

Products of the Week

Susan K writes: "I just discovered the best vegan chocolate ice cream ever made by a company called Temptations. They also had Cookie Dough that my friend had and said it was equally as yummy."

And for around the kitchen, Tawnya R endorses "the 'Magic Bullet' blender. I use my Bullet for fruit or soy based, stevia sweetened, frozen desserts. I prefreeze ice cubes of Silk Soy Beverage in a variety of flavors and place them in a freezer Zip bag. When I want a treat I fill the small canister with cubes and add Stevia and just enough fluid Silk to cover."

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

 

Notes from All Over

Help Make Veg Easier

The open-source VegGuide.org gives everyone a chance to help create a guide to veg eating around the world. The more complete and well-known this site becomes, the easier it will be for people interested in eating veg to explore their areas, as well as eat veg on the road.

 

For Once, the System Works

Egg Industry to Drop Logo, from SFGate.com; excerpt:

"The egg industry has agreed to permanently drop 'Animal Care Certified' logos on egg cartons, after state officials and animal rights groups said consumers were being misled.

"The industry has already replaced the logos, which now read, 'United Egg Producers Certified.' The industry also agreed to pay $100,000 to states for attorney fees, consumer education and other costs."

 

Butterball's House of Horrors

New PETA investigation.

 

Notes from Our Members

Third time was a charm at TX Southern (an African-American College). I had several group conversations during breaks, and gave out lots of GCFE and information on the local vegetarian restaurants. I am confident that a few people are going to go vegetarian. It seems that it was new to many and now after a few trips and some time to think about it, it is sinking in.
-Casey Constable, 9/22/06

At Cal Poly Pomona today, several students said they were deeply moved by our literature in the past and said that it profoundly changed their lives.
-Stewart Solomon, 9/21/06

U of Idaho is a great place to leaflet: large class changes, big ag school from what I could tell. One student came up to me and told me that sometimes, when they remove layer hens from the cages to be slaughtered, their feet have become glued to the cage and the legs detach from the body. One woman, a Dane, said, "I can't take this, I'm a farmer." I pointed out that eating less meat is a means, not an end, and she took an EI and promised to read it. She said she would never work on a farm like those pictured in EI and that the USA is way behind Europe in animal welfare.
-Victor Tsou, 9/20/06

At the Shakira Concert that Casey and I leafleted, I met a teacher who took a whole bunch of pamphlets from me to give to her students. She also wanted to know how to volunteer to help leaflet. I overheard one girl say to her friends, "I love these. Everyone should read them." I gave her a GCFE and a pack of pamphlets to distribute at her school. I encountered one woman who exclaimed, "I love you! Give me a hug!" Unfortunately, I dropped my pamphlets while she was hugging me.
-Eugene Khutroyansky, 9/20/06

At Sacramento City College, a guy came up to me saying, "How much do these cost to make? This is very effective. Have you ever thought about doing something like this for the Iraq war. I'm against animal cruelty but don't you think it's idealistic to think everyone will be vegetarian some day." I gave him my spiel of how 300 years ago someone would have argued that we'd never get rid of slavery and he said "That's a good comparison." I didn't have a chance to point out that every animal who doesn't have to suffer through factory farming is a victory in itself.
-Jack Norris, 9/19/06

At SUNY Cortland today, Amber Coon came across a man wearing a camouflage hat with a fish hook through the brim. He asked her what Ted Nugent would think of the booklet. Amber told him that Nugent was not a fan of factory farming. That got the man's attention and he read it quite intently as he walked off, almost running into a bus.
     Two days ago at SUNY Oneonta was perhaps my favorite leafleting session in ages. SUNY Oneonta hosts 5.6k students so roughly 1 out of every 6 students got a booklet today. The acceptance rate was very, very high. One young seemingly athletic guy came up to me and said, "I read it and I'm very interested in this. Do you have more information?" I gave him a GCFE and he was very grateful for that.
     One professor came up to me stating that he just wrote a book on "new ethical vocabularies" which deals with AR activism and anti-tobacco activists. He told me that if I ever come up to the school again that he'd gladly be of service in any way he can. I gave him an AML, took his info about his book, etc.
     A young man came up asking some questions about if this was in the animals' best interests/ consumers' best interests. I talked to him about efficiency, etc., and how we've rejected certain things in the past regardless of if it benefited our immediate economic interests. He shook hands with me and walked away. A minute later, he came up stating that he runs a local radio show and asked if I'd do an interview via phone within the next few weeks.
     Quite a few told me that it was moving, a LOT of people mentioned reading it, and it seemed like about everywhere I looked, someone was reading the booklet. As I drove away after my day of leafleting, I broke away from my normally calm demeanor and gave a jubilant yell. It contained some expletives, but they were joyous expletives. A very good day.
-Jon Camp, 9/20/06

 

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