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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  November 21, 2007

 

At Kent State, one guy said he would never consider becoming vegetarian because we are biologically designed to eat meat ("canine" teeth, protein needs, etc.). I explained that I didn't want to get into a debate with him about our "natural" diet, but that he should just look at the information; regardless of how he thinks primitive humans ate, he'd have to agree there's no reason to support the cruelty inflicted on farmed animals now. He shook his head and walked off. About an hour later he came back and said he had read the entire brochure and it was "really good." I think it had a huge effect on him.
-Jen Kaden, 11/14/07

 

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Notes from Vegan Outreach

Giving Thanks

It can be difficult to be thankful at this time of year, with the slaughter and consumption of animals so overtly celebrated (not to mention the family stresses and discomfort that often accompany holidays).

However, those of us at Vegan Outreach are sincerely thankful this and every season. Not only are we able to work with some of the best people in the world -- thoughtful, compassionate, selfless, and dedicated -- but we also know that every day, we are making a tremendous difference. More and more people are making profound and fundamental changes in their lives, and the plight of farmed animals -- meticulously hidden for decades by modern agribusiness -- is being brought to light.

We are thankful for you, and hope that you, too, are proud to be a part of the cutting edge of animal liberation – the moral imperative of our time.

If you haven't already, please see A Meaningful Life, One Possible Future, and A New World.

Stay strong!

-Anne, Brian, Jack, Jon, Lauren, Matt, Miranda, and Victor

 

More from Jon Camp

For my just-concluded, 5,000+ mile tour, a total of 24 schools were leafleted and, with the help of volunteers, 22,637 booklets were handed directly to students.

As always, a huge thanks to everyone who housed me, leafleted with me, and to those who generously give to Vegan Outreach. This work is often slow and a bit arduous, but like others, I continue to see firsthand, everyday, that it is getting a great many of today's students to seriously consider the animals' plight and make changes. We've got a long battle ahead of us, but we are making some very significant inroads.

 

Recipe & Menu of the Week

Don't have access to Meal Starters, Tofurky [web site; in the news], or store-bought seitan? Try your hand at making seitan! See also this COK holiday menu.

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

 

Notes from All Over

Pardon All the Turkeys

By Bill Maher

"Freeing the turkeys might help the president's credibility when he says things like, 'We don't torture.' Take a look at this video, shot just last month at a typical American turkey slaughterhouse, and this one, shot undercover last year at a Butterball slaughterhouse by investigators from PETA, and you'll see that my use of the word is no exaggeration.

"Former Vice President Al Gore should be the first to take the meat-free Thanksgiving pledge. Since raising animals for food generates more greenhouse gases than all the cars and trucks in the world combined, is it too much ask Mr. Gore to stop gazing at his Oscar and his Nobel Prize long enough to read the United Nations report that calls the meat industry 'one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global'?" Read more; see also "Some feast on turkey, some say no thanks."

 

Notes from Our Members

At Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, a student came back and told me she was going vegan
after reading the Even If You Like Meat. Another student came back and said, "I was already vegetarian, but after reading this [pointing to EI] I am not going to eat any more eggs or dairy." Yet another approached and asked how he could get more involved. He was given A Meaningful Life and told about Adopt a College. Finally, I met a student doing his persuasive speech on factory farms. He wanted to persuade his peers to go vegan and was excited to receive the EI.
-Miranda Robbins, 11/17/07

I had a lot of positive interactions and talked to a number of people at CU-Boulder today. The highlight of my day was when a young woman excitedly told me she has been veg since receiving an EI from me two months ago. She's planning on bringing her non-veg boyfriend to a student-sponsored vegan Thanksgiving dinner.
-Barbara Bear, 11/14/107

At TX A&M Galveston yesterday, a girl mentioned getting a booklet at a concert awhile back, and it resulted in her and a friend going veg.
-Casey Constable, 11/15/07

At Wayne State, Don and I met a man who had worked at a slaughterhouse in Eastern Market, Detroit. He described how they slaughtered pigs and how it turned him off of eating sausage for years. He said some of the guys working with him were pretty cruel to the animals. We also had a number of productive conversations about vegetarian meats with people who insisted they couldn't give up meat. One of them did say, "Boca burgers are really good!," and he would try to give up meat and dairy one day a week.
-Italia and Don, 11/17/07

Leafleting at the Hanna Montana concert last week, one of a pair of girls said, "Are you the person who stands outside the Galleria mall all the time?" After I said yes, her friend said, "She is vegan now. I am vegetarian."
     At the mall today, I met a girl who told me, "I am going to show this to my friends. They refuse to believe me." Also met a guy who told me that he was now going to go vegetarian.
-Eugene Khutoryansky, 11/18/07

 

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