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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  October 24, 2007


Notes from Vegan Outreach

Record Growth -- Thanks to You!

On Monday, Vegan Outreach's distribution passed 1.5 million booklets for 2007 -- on track to break last year's record of 1.1 million by more than 50%.

It is only because of your generous donations that Vegan Outreach has been able to distribute this many booklets.

If you would like more people to learn the truth of modern agribusiness, please consider a donation.


Activist Profile: Victor Tsou

Concluding this year's series of profiles, here are some excerpts from Victor Tsou's:

How long have you been involved in animal rights and how did you get interested?

About a year after I first went vegan, I attended a talk given by Erik Marcus where he said, "If you go vegan, you can save thousands of lives. If you become an activist, you can save millions of lives." I knew then that I had to do more. That line has never left me.

What was your most positive leafleting experience this year and why?

Wonderful things happen all the time while leafleting. Today, for example, a female student told me she recently read the book Skinny Bitch and now wants to go vegan. She asked for extra copies of Even If You Like Meat for her English class; they were having a discussion right then in English class about the booklet and all of her classmates wanted a copy. I hear about these conversations between students all the time and these peer group discussions, catalyzed by the literature, lead to thoughtful consideration about the lives and deaths of "food" animals.

What would you say to individuals hesitant about leafleting?

We each have the power to effect great change in the world. Although it isn't flashy, glamorous or particularly sophisticated, leafleting is one of the easiest and most effective ways to save the lives of animals. If you leaflet for just an hour each month, over the course of your lifetime, you will personally be able to keep over a million lives from ending brutally, violently, horrifically in slaughterhouses.

Now let's go out and leaflet!

Read the entire profile here!


Product of the Week

Mindy: Crispy Cats candy bars -- the organic, vegan, and kosher candy bars come in 3 flavors: Mint Coconut, Roasted Peanut, and Toasted Almond. Crispy Cat bars are beginning to show up in natural food stores.

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


Notes from Our Members

I really noticed people are starting to open up to the message. So many more people at this event already knew about factory farming this year than last year. At the SPCA Pet Walk, people were incredibly receptive. One girl turned me down, saying, "I got one already [at USF, Tampa], that's why my family is switching over."
-Jodi Chemes, 10/21/07

At Oni-con, a girl came back and said, "I got one earlier. I have now decided to go vegan."
-Eugene Khutoryansky, 10/20/07

At Diablo Valley College, a faculty member told me she became vegan after receiving an Even If. One student came back to me and said, "This stuff chokes me up. I want everyone to know about it." I gave her a GCFE and 10 EIs. A student received an EI and asked me questions about factory farming and why I was out leafleting. We talked for a bit and then he said, "It brings such joy to my heart to know you are out here because you care so much. Thank you for sharing this with me."
-Miranda Robbins (leafleting at UC Santa Cruz; photo by Victor Tsou), 10/22/07

At Duke today, one student said she was trying to go veg after seeing an EI; I gave her a GCFE and she was grateful. Another student yelled out to her friend, "Hey! Have you seen this? This is why Susan went vegetarian!"
-Eleni Vlachos, 10/18/07

Leafleting at a concert today, one person explained that she'd received one a year ago and it made her go veg on the spot. "Thank you for being here," she said with a big smile.
-Emily Pepe, 10/20/07

Two satisfied customers at UC Davis pose with booklets received earlier in the day; photo by Brian Grupe.

At Kent State today, Carolyn Yane wore her body TV showing Meet Your Meat while I handed out 1,000 WV in only 2.5 hours. It was KSU's college recruitment day so there were high school students walking all over campus. They were SO receptive to the veg literature and asked for more brochures for their friends.
-Jen Kaden, 10/10/07

At Winston-Salem State (where Jeff Boghosian had leafleted in August) dozens -- and I mean dozens -- of students made comments about the effect the Even If had on them.
-Dawn, 10/17/07

At the U of South Florida, one young man turned down the booklet, saying, "No, I already have one, and now I'm vegetarian!" We also leafleted two guys; the first guy took the booklet, looked at it, then smacked his friend with it, saying, "He needs one too!"
-Dean Stanford (with Jodi Chemes), 10/16/07


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