|Enewsletter • December 26, 2007|
This issues is sponsored by Vegetarian Shoes and Bags
I received an Even
If You Like Meat pamphlet
at my university campus today, and
I am SO glad that I did. I have
known about suffering and have wanted
to stop eating meat, but this particular
guide is so incredibly well put
together that I know I can do it
now, and I want to more than ever!!!
Your approach is brilliant, informing
people that they don't need to become
"purists" but that simply
cutting back will help. In addition,
the guide to "what you can
do" toward the back led to
a feeling of resolution, as opposed
to other pamphlets that just leave
the reader hanging and feeling sick
and numb for a while, but ultimately
overwhelmed and feeling like there
isn't much he or she can do. I am
so excited to begin standing up
to factory farming and intend on
sharing it with as many people as
I can. I have already shown my boyfriend
who has jumped on the wagon with
me. This pamphlet is really phenomenal
-- Thank you!!
The accomplishments of Vegan Outreach are the result of the efforts of our members. Donors pay for the printing and shipping of booklets for hundreds of activists to distribute across the country and around the world. In 2007, these combined efforts led to a record of over 1.8 million booklets, with more than 750,000 handed directly to students as part of the Adopt-a-College program.
We are truly grateful for all of you who make this happen. There are, of course, endless urgent demands for our efforts and money. Many causes and campaigns present much more immediate pleas for specific individual animals (e.g., disaster rescues), emotional hooks with the familiar (e.g., dogs and cats), and offer "concrete," visceral measures -- a specific animal cared for, a particular campaign with a finite endpoint and "victory."
Very few people are willing to give to a vegan group doing grassroots, person-to-person education -- with paper booklets, no less!
But there can be no peace for the animals while they are raised and butchered merely for the taste of their flesh. About 99% of all animals killed in the U.S. each year die to be eaten, and even though they are unseen and often unfamiliar, their suffering is no less real and intense.
We work every day to expose these hidden cruelties. As we see at school after school, college students are the ideal demographic for outreach -- where the animals get the biggest bang for the buck. Every booklet handed to a student is a concrete investment in a future where animals are no longer exploited and slaughtered for the taste of their flesh.
Conversely, every student who graduates without being offered a Vegan Outreach booklet is a missed opportunity. Millions of students will graduate this year, and most will be lost to the conformity pressures of jobs and families -- and beyond the reach of leafleters. Every single student who graduates without being offered a booklet is a lost opportunity -- literally, a once-in-a-lifetime investment missed!
The animals canít afford for us to lose these opportunities.
Vegan Outreach's goal is to ensure that each college-aged person -- in every part of the country, on college campuses, at concerts, and at other venues -- is offered one of our booklets.
We can only do this with your continued support!
To bring about a fundamentally new world based on compassion and respect, we must continue to reveal the hidden reality to more and more people. We must expand our efforts to present the public with the undeniable horrors that are meticulously concealed from view by modern agribusiness.
Please join us today -- order booklets to distribute in your area, and make an end-of-year, tax-deductible donation to print and distribute more booklets. You can make a special, tax-deductible gift securely on-line, or send a check or money order to:
Thank you for your belief in Vegan Outreach's efforts to create a fundamentally different world. Your commitment to our work is vital and appreciated more than we can say. We will continue to do our very best, every day, to make your support go as far as possible for the animals.