|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.
Checks may be mailed to:
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!
Notes from All Over
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.'"
"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.
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!"
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."