|Enewsletter • December 5, 2007|
This issues is sponsored by Vegetarian Shoes and Bags
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Overall distribution by Vegan Outreach recently passed the 7,000,000-booklet mark. Through the end of November, the total for 2007 was over 1.7 million, with well over 700,000 handed directly to students as part of Adopt a College!
Dean Stanford leaflets Gandhi at the University of N Florida; statue reads, "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
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Notes from All Over
"On Tuesday starting at noon, student Mark Strandquist stood near the clock tower along the North Plaza with a self-made sign and offered to passing students free, home-baked vegan holiday food. He asked that others pledge to have a meat-free turkey day. Strandquist provided recipes for sweet potatoes with apples and walnuts, tofu shepherd's pie with mushroom gravy, cornbread, potato biscuits and pumpkin pie, topped off with a cup of sweet apple cider. The reason for Strandquist's activism is two fold, with the primary motivation being the treatment of animals prepared for the dinner plate." Full article.
11 Workers at Quality Pork Processors Stricken by Neurological Disorder: "Quality Pork Processors has changed procedures to better protect workers, including offering them face masks. In addition, a process to remove brain tissue from animals that used 'air pressurized removal' has been discontinued." Full article; follow-up.
Notes from Our Members
was one of my best days
leafleting ever. Within the
first 5 minutes, I met a student
who had seen Joe Espinosa leafleting
at UIC earlier this year. She said
she wanted to help out with leafleting
in the future. Another 5 minutes
passed, and I met two ladies who
had recently gone vegetarian. The
first had received a leaflet from
Pam Blair just a few weeks ago.
The second had received a leaflet
from me a few months ago. They both
signed up and said they wanted to
learn more about how they could
help animals! Remarkably, just a
few minutes later I met ANOTHER
lady who said she had gone vegetarian
after receiving a leaflet from me.
So literally within the first 20
minutes or so, I saw four concrete
examples of the effects of leafleting.
have the greatest respect
for Vegan Outreach. I believe your
approach is the most effective means
to achieving animal liberation.
Victor Tsou leaflets at De Anza College; photo by Miranda Robbins.
At De Anza College,
I watched a student sit down and
read Even If You Like
Meat cover to cover multiple
times. Another student returned
after reading the booklet and told
me that the EI had truly
impacted her thinking. A funny and
wonderful response was that of a
student who said "I love meat!"
when I handed the EI to
him. After I told him that his love
of meat was why I was there in the
first place, he looked at the cover
and said, "Oh, right! I see
your point. Very clever!" Later
in the afternoon, I leafleted to
a large group of students consisting
of one woman and five men. The female
student saw the EI and
said to her peers, "Oh you
all NEED to see this!" Then
she started taking booklets out
of my hands and shoving them in
the faces of the men and then putting
them in their hands. I heard her
discussing the booklet with her
five friends as they walked away.
A new vegan
told me the third time was the charm.
After being offered a booklet three
times from three different people
on three different days, she finally
read it and let it sink in: she
and her husband turned vegan!
I received the following
response from management
at a shopping mall where I had a
stand a few weeks ago. She almost
cancelled the stand; I managed to
turn her around to the point that
at the end of the day she invited
me to her office; we chatted and
she came to my car to get one of
every pamphlet! This is what she