|Enewsletter • July 25, 2007|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Spring and Summer
Spring semester of Adopt a College was very successful, with 456 different schools leafleted, breaking the previous record by 71! See details here.
Summer distribution is continuing to proceed at a great pace, with over 170,000 booklets handed to individuals at more than 150 concerts, festivals, and other events.
Concert-goers read and discuss booklets handed to them by Eugene Khutoryansky; photo by Casey Constable.
Thanks so much to everyone who has made this possible!
Activist Profile: Casey Constable
In 2005, VO profiled some of our top leafleters (see links to the previous profiles here). In the coming weeks, we will profile more of our leafleters. Here are some excerpts from a profile of Casey Constable:
How long have you been involved
in animal rights and how did you
What made you decide to start
What was your most positive leafleting experience this year and why?
The most positive experience for me was leafleting the University of Austin, with over 30,000 students. I handed out several thousand booklets in just one day, and likely influenced dozens to go vegetarian. I even helped the vegetarian restaurant across the street.
What would you say to individuals hesitant about leafleting?
Join the Adopt A College Yahoo email group to read about and learn from others. You can ask questions of experienced activists. I guarantee you'll be motivated to become a more effective and efficient activist.
Product of the Week
Sarah: I am in love with new vegan ice cream Temptation, especially their chocolate chip cookie dough! Not only are their products unbelievably yummy, but they are a private company that runs its own dairy-free and nut-free equipment!
Notes from All Over
Via DawnWatch.com, from the Baltimore Sun: "We're getting "greener": Recycling, energy-saving light bulbs and fuel-efficient hybrid cars are now a part of our culture and economy. But most people are neglecting one of the most important steps toward stopping global warming: adopting a vegetarian diet." Read more.
From HSUS: "The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture [removed] a little-known but far-reaching provision that had threatened to nullify dozens of animal welfare and food safety laws ... as well as removing a $12 million subsidy for the veal industry." Read more.
Via DawnWatch.com, from Newsday: "Listen to animal advocates' viewpoint, and you'll be forced to confront what we normally prefer to leave hidden and forgotten: the ultimate destiny of farm animals, namely (dis)assembly-line slaughter. If you have the stomach, you can visit a slaughterhouse or else watch the recent documentary 'Earthlings' (at isawearthlings.com) to reacquaint yourself rather graphically with the gruesome details.... it's a wonder that we don't close the slaughterhouses and wind down the livestock industry in a massive display of collective shame or gustatory grief. And yet we don't. Instead, we usually suppress the knowledge and keep a tight lid on our conscience." Read more.
Feedback from Our Members
Leafleting at the Warped
Tour events in Atlanta
(where Eric Griffith, Wendy Moore,
and I distributed 3800 EI)
and Jacksonville (2400 EI)
was really worthwhile -- both days
we were able to reach lots of high
school and college students. The
reception was great & we met
many vegetarians and people interested
in reading the booklet. Many people
thanked and supported us for being
Liza Calhoun (far right) has a conversation with two Warped Tour attendees in Texas; photo by Casey Constable.