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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  April 4, 2007


Notes from Vegan Outreach

Not an April Fools Joke!

A very generous donor is seeking to expand booklet distribution and has agreed to a matching donation challenge for the month of April. All one-time donations marked "Matching" will be doubled. The initial amount of a new quarterly recurring donations will be tripled, and the initial amount of a new monthly recurring donations will be quadrupled!

At right, Matt Ball leaflets at West Virginia University; photo by Jon Camp.

For those of you who already make recurring donations, the amount of any increase of quarterly donations will be tripled, and the amount of any increase of monthly donations will be quadrupled! (New recurring donations can be set up here; to increase a current recurring donation, please send us an email.) Up to $20,000 will be matched.

    You can donate securely online.

Checks may be mailed to:

    Vegan Outreach
    P.O. Box 38492
    Pittsburgh, PA 15238-8492

All donations must be market "Matching" and dated in April to qualify. Thanks!


Speaking of Distribution...

By the time you read this, Adopt a College distirbution will have reached a quarter-million booklets handed directly to students and faculty on college campuses across North America. This is nearly 100,000 more than at this time last year!

For the first three months of 2007, overall distribution passed 425,000 booklets -- an annual pace of 1.7 million!


Attention VA Activists!

Jon Camp will be doing a mini college leafleting tour next week throughout Richmond, Norfolk, and Williamsburg. If you'd like to help leaflet with him, please email jon (at) veganoutreach (dot) org.


Morningstar Campaign Continues

If you haven't already, you can still contact Morningstar Farms regarding their use of eggs. You can learn more here, or go right to the contact form. Please pass this along to every compassionate person you know -- thanks!


Product of the Week

Lauren: Wildwood's Organic Unsweetened Plain Soyogurt. I love to add soy yogurt to smoothies!

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


Notes from All Over

The Industry's Take

Excerpt: "Food producers who produce dairy, meat and poultry are facing a significant threat from animal activists opposed not only to certain production practices but to farm and food animal production.... [P]roducers were challenged by animal activists in the 1980s and '90s but succeeded in putting aside attacks then because animal activism was a fractured, leaderless movement of some 150 groups. Today, it has coalesced into a movement with direction and very well-funded strategies, he said, pointing specifically to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).... Kopperud said the animal rights agenda is clear: 'no animal use for any purpose whatsoever. This must be understood. There is no middle ground.'"

The Onion's Take

"Burger King announced that it would begin buying pork and eggs from farms that do not cage or crate their animals. What do you think?"


Feedback from Our Members

I recently received one of your pamphlets on my way to a college class and was highly intrigued. Though an admitted lover of meat, I am now convinced that I will be able to live a meat-free lifestyle. Thank you so much for opening my eyes and reaching out to the community at large.
-Jessica C, San Lorenzo, CA, 3/27/07

After I handed a brochure to a woman, she told the 5 people she was walking with: "I got this last week and showed everyone in my house it, so they could see what the animals go through!"
-Aashish Bhimani, 3/28/07

I joined Brad King again to table at the Lincoln Road Mall. We have a video showing Meet Your Meat and we leaflet. One young lady came up to me in tears with a Why Vegan in her hand. I asked her if she was vegan, she said, "Well, I am now. I am from Southern California and I have a lot of friends who are just vegetarian but not vegan. I plan to go back home and show them all of this."
     Brad also had these exchanges:
     1. "No, we don't want a Why Vegan -- thanks. We were here a few weeks ago and we're vegan now. We'd just like to pick up some vegetarian starter kits for our friends."
     2. "No thanks. I've just brought my son to see your video, so that he understands why we don't eat meat any more."
     3. "We don't need a flyer. We're vegan. Well, we were here a few weeks ago and what else could we do?"
-Linda Bower, 4/3/07


Every Donation Prevents Suffering

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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