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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  December 5, 2007


This issues is sponsored by Vegetarian Shoes and Bags

Notes from Vegan Outreach

More Milestones

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."


Product of the Week

Matt R: Nutritiously packed with 14 essential vitamins and minerals (including almost 50% RDA of calcium) and a good source of omega-3's, you can't get any better than Living Harvest Hempmilk. It has become the sole non-dairy beverage allowed in my dwelling.

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


Notes from All Over

Student Passes Out Vegan Alternatives for Thanksgiving

"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.


Modern Agribusiness

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

MacCormac College 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.
-Wayne Hsiung, Chicago, 11/27/07

I have the greatest respect for Vegan Outreach. I believe your approach is the most effective means to achieving animal liberation.
-Patrick Battuello, Food for Thought, Albany, NY, 11/28/07

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.
-Victor Tsou, 11/20/07

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!
-Star Sevadar, Santa Cruz, CA, 12/3/07

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 wrote me:
     "I did have a chance to read the pamphlets, that same evening in fact, and I'm happy to say I've been a committed vegetarian for two and a half weeks now and that I've never slept better. I initially thought I could gently phase out the free range chicken or something and make what I referred to in my head as 'educated compromises,' but I'm delighted to say that I can't stomach meat. :-) I was at a braai [barbecue] about a week after we spoke, and I tried to do the chicken thing. And I couldn't. I felt grossly ill afterwards. That's probably been the biggest surprise."
-Karen Johnson, South Africa, 11/26/07


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