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Vegan Outreach is a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organization dedicated to
reducing the suffering of farmed animals
by promoting informed, ethical eating.

Donations to VO are fully tax-deductible.
VO’s tax identification no. is #86-0736818.

Vegan Outreach
POB 1916, Davis, CA 95617-1916



Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  July 2, 2008


July Matching Donation Drive

UPDATE: The goal has been reached!

A very dedicated, generous member writes to the Vegan Outreach community:

Dear Friends,

Like many of you, I became a vegan when I learned of the suffering that animals endure on factory farms. I know many more people would change their diet if they only knew how animals are treated and considered the impact of their food choices. Fortunately, Vegan Outreach's efforts give people reason to consider these issues.

But VO needs our help to continue this work.

I am lucky to have a good job, and I try to live simply so that I'll have more money to donate to Vegan Outreach and allow the many dedicated activists to get more booklets into more people's hands. I have seen how effective and efficient VO's work is, and I know that every dollar I can give prevents a great deal of suffering.

I know you share my determination to save as many animals as possible. I would like to offer you a challenge and an opportunity:

For the month of July, I will match your donation to Vegan Outreach, up to a total of $30,000.

When you contribute to Vegan Outreach this month, our combined donation will prevent the suffering of twice as many animals who would otherwise be raised to be eaten. Our contributions will allow many more new people to learn about the hidden realities behind what they eat, and discover the steps they can take to bring about a more compassionate world.

Please join me in supporting this powerful and vital work.

A Vegan Outreach Supporter

To have your tax-deductible contribution doubled, please make a secure donation on-line via this page, or send a check or money order to:

Vegan Outreach
P.O. Box 30865
Tucson, AZ 85751-0865

Please indicate that it is for the matching drive.

All of us at Vegan Outreach will continue to do our absolute best to make your contribution go as far as possible for the animals. Thank you for your support!

Photos courtesy of Compassionate Action for Animals, East Bay Animal Advocates, Farm Sanctuary, Animal Place, Animal Acres, and Bay Area Vegetarians.

Talk of the Week: Jack Norris in Seattle

Vegan Outreach co-founder and President will be speaking at the University of Washington on Monday, July 7. His will be discussing: Does Veganism Spread Itself? A History of the Vegan Movement in the United States: What's been tried, what's worked, where should we go from here? More details.


Notes from Our Members

The many problems that face the environment, the country, and the universe at large seem intractable. For so many problems, I don't even know where to begin. But when it comes to helping animals, I know exactly what to do. I get in my car with a few boxes of Vegan Outreach literature and go to a conference, festival, or concert. In a few hours I can spare thousands of animals a life of suffering. I may not change the whole world, but I know I've changed a piece of it. I leaflet because I know it makes a difference.
-Nick Lesiecki, Seattle, WA

Susan Bury leaflets at the University of Alaska; photo by Alex Bury.

At Chicago State University, one student took a booklet and stopped to tell me he had recently begun reducing his consumption of animal products. Later, a student told her friend that her sister had become vegetarian after getting this booklet. Another student heard my plea to "help stop violence," looked at the booklet cover, and declared she was not interested in being a vegetarian. I asked her if she was interested in being decent to animals. She said yes and took the booklet.
-Joe Espinosa, 6/27/08

Thank you so very much for the wonderful information you sent for my Teach Kind program! About 25 students came, and I offered copies of Even If You Like Meat and Why Vegan, explaining the levels of "graphicness" in each and letting them decide if they wanted to see them. I also passed out the Guide to Cruelty-Free Eating and A Meaningful Life (which I absolutely LOVE, by the way!).
-YS, 6/27/08

Emily, Yvonne, and I found the Death Cab for Cutie concert to have a pretty receptive crowd. A lot of people seemed genuinely interested in taking a "pamphlet against factory farming." One teenage girl excitedly told me, "I'm already vegetarian!" and the guy she was with said, "Actually, vegan." Two young guys asked if I could give them a few more Even Ifs -- "I have some friends to give them to."
-Jessica Dadds, 6/26/08

Matt McEwen leaflets at Union Station, Chicago; photo by Leslie Patterson.

This is just a quick note to say thank you. I've been "pescatarian" for a long time, but recently started considering veganism. Vegan Outreach has the most thoughtful and informative site on the Internet that I have found.
-LH, 6/25/08

I love the "Adopt a College" approach because unlike protests, the activist is not accusing the individual while they are "in the act." This simple distinction is important because people are much more likely to respond openly when they do not need to defend what they are currently doing. Most people are naturally compassionate, and repeated reminders of the connection between their culinary choices and the animals suffering for their food are needed to advance their ethics into action.
-Eleni Vlachos, Durham, NC

At Laney College today, everywhere I looked, students were reading the booklets.
    One student said: "Aww man, you're going to make me feel all guilty every time I eat something."
    Me: "You have a choice every time you eat. The power is all yours."
    He: "OK." (reads the booklet)
-Miranda Robbins, 6/26/08

Jennifer Greene leaflets at Madison Square Garden; photo by Eileen Botti.

It saddens me beyond measure to contemplate the suffering of billions of innocent animals. However, thanks to Vegan Outreach's leaflets, I have a powerful tool to help others see the truth. During last semester, I leafleted one university, two colleges, and three secondary schools in southern Ontario. I've been a vegan for 10 years, and I feel there's no more important work being done on the planet than the work of Vegan Outreach.
-John Sakars, 6/2/08

I think what you're doing is commendable, brilliant, empowering, and enlightening. You are my heroes!
-JM, 6/22/08


Every Donation Prevents Suffering

Vegan Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the suffering of farmed animals by promoting informed, ethical eating.

All donations are tax-deductible.

Vegan Outreach

POB 30865, Tucson, AZ 85751-0865