|Enewsletter • May 21, 2008|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Thanks so much to everyone leafleting late-running colleges and high schools! Vegan Outreach's 2008 distribution has now passed 930,000! (It wasn't untl late-July that we reached that number in 2007.) Overall, we've distributed 8 million booklets since our founding!
Vegan Outreach would like to continue our outreach during the summer. We have put together this list of what we hope are outreach-friendly concerts. If you are available to leaflet one (or more), please contact us.
Product of the Week
Office: Ideal for a quick meal or entertaining, Starlite Cuisine's Taquitos and Soy Tacos are vegan and delicious. Winner of PETA's Golden Bun award, all six varieties can be microwaved in a flash, but are even better when crisped up in a frying pan or a few minutes in the oven. Quick, delicious, vegan -- perfect!
Notes from All Over
Can't get enough info on Oprah's 21-day vegan purge diet? In addition to other news and recipes, Erik Marcus has all the latest on Vegan.com
Your Tax Dollars at Work
"What they were looking for, Carroll says, was an informant -- someone to show up at 'vegan potlucks' throughout the Twin Cities .... The effort’s primary mission, according to the Minneapolis division’s website, is to 'investigate terrorist acts carried out by groups or organizations which fall within the definition of terrorist groups as set forth in the current United States Attorney General Guidelines.'" Full story.
Veg in Britain
Via Farmed Animal Watch, a new survey reveals that one in ten Brits are either vegetarian or vegan, with nearly the same number having tried but failed to switch to a meat-free diet. The vast majority became vegetarian on account of the way animals are kept, treated and killed for food, or because they are morally opposed to killing animals. Full story.
Notes from Our Members
While leafleting today's
one of the traffic
control officers accepted an Even
If. He went back in the street
and started reading the booklet.
No cars passed for a little while,
and he became completely engrossed.
Eventually, a couple cars came,
but he was so distracted that he
didn't even see them -- they had
to swerve around him. He looked
over at me with a dazed look on
his face. I just offered him a Guide,
which he was eager to take. His
friend got curious and asked for
At Kingsborough Community College, one student doing a photo project stopped to take several pictures of me leafleting. Also, a rep from student government asked if someone from VO could come give a speech sometime. I heard many positive comments throughout the day, including:
Also had two longer conversations
with students who stopped with questions
and were super interested in going
Adam Durand leaflets at Monroe Community College; photo by Jenna Calabrese.
At the University of
Delaware, one young
woman said, "I'm down to eating
meat only one day a week and it's
because of stuff like this,"
as she pointed to the booklet. One
young man said he had received a
booklet last week. He now has misgivings
working at a deli that sells meat,
and is thinking much more about
his food choices. I thanked him
for considering the information
in the booklet and he replied with
a heavy, sincere, "Believe
me, I have been." Inside the
student union, I saw a man deeply
engrossed in an open Even If
inside across his open textbook
-- the suffering of farmed animals
took precedence over studying for