|Enewsletter • April 25, 2007|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Last Days – Don't be Left Behind!
Thanks to the generosity of our members, Vegan Outreach has raised $13,613.89 towards April's $20,000 matching donation challenge.
You can help Vegan Outreach receive more of this challenge and put it towards printing and distributing more booklets. These booklets have been changing lives every day on college campuses, preventing misery for just pennies an animal. In fact, the USDA has forecasted (see below) that poultry meat production will decline in 2007 for the first time since 1973!
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At right, Stephanie Klempner leaflets at New York University; photo by Jenna Calabrese.
Where Your Donations Go
Overall distribution for 2007 has already passed half-a-million booklets, with more than 275,000 handed out directly to individuals on college campuses. (At this time last year, Adopt a College had barely passed 150,000).
Thanks so much to everyone who is out there, every day, reaching new people. You can see the full list for the term here.
At right, Chris Roberts leaflets at Columbia University; photo by Jenna Calabrese.
Product of the Week
Notes from All Over
Excerpt: "Economic Research Service (ERS) of the US Department of Agriculture has revised its estimate of US broiler production downward for the 2007. ... According to the Service, this will be the first decline in production since 1973."
The host of This American Life discusses his experiences with David Letterman (video; first half).
As part of their Healthy School Lunches Program, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is seeking nominations for its fourth annual Golden Carrot Awards for outstanding school food service professionals. Learn more here.
Via DawnWatch; excerpt: "'I don't understand. You eat fast food two to three times a week. It never occurred to you that animals were involved?' 'Because they don't make it look like an animal - they are very clever that way.'
The master explains. (Video)
Feedback from Our Members
While leafleting at
the International Festival today,
a teenager told me that she got
the pamphlet earlier in the day,
and that she is now definitely going
to go vegetarian. I replied, "In
that case, you will also need one
of these", and handed her a
Her friend then said that she needed
a GCFE too. This scenario
repeated a number of times today.
I have now been vegan
for one year, thanks
to you. Turning vegan really surprised
my family. But with your starter
guide and other info, it made the
transition easier. So now I am 20
pounds lighter, healthier and celebrating
ALL life to the fullest!
At American U today,
a professor I spoke with last time
I was there told me that he uses
the Even If booklet in
his classes on a regular basis.
That's the second day in a row in
which a professor mentioned using
EI in his or her class.