|Enewsletter • February 27, 2008|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Even before the end of February, volunteers for Adopt a College have already handed out over 190,000 booklets at more than 250 colleges from Mexico to Vancouver. This is far above last Spring's total at this time (123,608). Overall, activists have now leafleted at over 1,000 schools!
Ellen Green leaflets at New Mexico State University; photo by Anne Green.
As we move into March and spring approaches, you can help speak out for the animals. If you've never leafleted before and would like some help getting started, please contact us – info (at) veganoutreach (dot) org.
Real Vegan Kids Updated
And we'll be adding more soon.
One of the new additions to Vegan Outreach's membership roll, Ciera Leughmyer poses with Wiley and Gracie; photo by Heather Leughmyer.
Product of the Week
Abigail: "Dr. Praeger's veggie burgers are delightful. They're totally vegan, not overloaded with soy, and delicious."
Notes from All Over
We'll give the last word to the Houston Chronicle: "[N]o one there took any care to hide it. Like all meat processing plants, the facility was supervised by federal inspectors. And because the plant reportedly was chosen randomly, there's little reason to doubt that what happened there has been repeated elsewhere."
Notes from Our Members
One of the 13-year-old
soccer players I coach
wants to be vegetarian, so I gave
her dad a few booklets. The next
day he said, "Wow! After looking
through them, we are not sure if
we want to
even eat any meat again."
JC Corcoran leaflets at the University of Georgia.
At De Anza College,
a woman told me she
has drastically reduced her meat
consumption since receiving an Even
If You Like Meat in the past.
She said if she tries to eat chicken,
she starts crying and cannot do
it (a very appropriate response,
I might add). Further, her husband,
formerly a big meat eater, has recently
cut down his meat consumption after
they looked through the EI
together. She said she was taking
another EI because she
keeps giving her copy away to other
At Medgar Evers College,
one student asked
for 30 copies for a class presentation.
Another walked by me, saying, "You
already gave me one this morning."
Then she walked another block down
the hill, stopped, turned around,
came back up the hill, and asked
me all about how to go vegan. I
referred her to the website and
gave her a Guide
to Cruelty-Free Eating.
Finally, as I was walking away to
warm up somewhere briefly, a student
ran up the hill after me saying,
"Lady in the purple coat! Can
I have a few more of your books
for my friends??"
At the University of
Texas, one student
stopped to tell me that he agreed
with the booklet. At first, however,
he thought it would be too hard
to change and dismissed the idea.
Yet after being given the booklet
on multiple occasions, each time
a reminder of the truth, he just
couldn't ignore it any longer. He
has now cut down his meat consumption
at the University of Miami told
Casey that a number of classes today
ended up being dominated entirely
by discussions about the pamphlets
he was handing out.
At the University of
Houston, I experimented
with giving EIs to males
Choices to females, whereas
my brother Marc (at right)
loved using the CCs for