|Enewsletter • September 3, 2008|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Since August 1, 2003, Adopt a College activists have handed Vegan Outreach booklets directly to 2,317,448 students at 1,111 schools. Based on our theoretical estimates (details), these efforts have led to over 57,000 new vegetarians, who, over the next 50 years, will spare more than 100,000,000 chickens, turkeys, pigs, cows, and lambs from the horrors of factory farms.
This incredible accomplishment is the result of a wonderful -- and growing! -- team of dedicated activists and donors. Everyone who has contributed should be incredibly proud to be a part of this powerful campaign. Thanks so much for your commitment to creating fundamental, lasting change. All of us can make this school year the best yet for the animals!
Activist Profile: Eric Paul
This week's profile is Eric Paul, Vegan Outreach's Sacramento-based leafleter, who recently handed out over 2,500 booklets at Sacramento State. Here are some excerpts:
How long have you been involved
in animal rights and how did you
What made you decide to start
What was your most positive
leafleting experience and why?
Advertise Compassion While Shopping
Thanks to Becky's generosity, Vegan Outreach now has cotton tote bags for sale. You can order them from our Catalog.
Product of the Week
Eric: "Vegan American soy slices by Galaxy Foods -- kinda tastes like Kraft cheese."
Notes from All Over
Notes from Our Members
I have been vegetarian
for a year as of this November,
and recently ordered some of your
leaflets. I handed them out all
over my high school, and, for only
being 15, I had a lot of positive
responses. There were three teachers
who hung posters in their room about
becoming vegetarian and helping
animals. All the jokes were ignored,
all the questions were answered,
and the best part is I got three
people to go vegetarian! I even
got a teacher to abandon fur and
leather always and go vegan for
At the Warped tour,
I got your booklet.
After reading it, I couldn't bear
to eat meat anymore.
Will Fisher leaflets at SUNY New Paltz.
Excerpts of an email
sent to Jodi Chemes:
From a member of the
military in Iraq, confirming
she received her order of booklets:
I had good interactions
at the Portland City
Fest. A girl took a pamphlet and
screamed after looking at the cover,
"Are they killing the animals?"
I explained what was happening and
she immediately said, "I'm
going vegetarian right now."
Her three younger siblings all grabbed
a pamphlet and started looking through
them, asking me questions, expressing
disgust by what they saw. Their
parents approached us a minute or
two later and the girl held up the
pamphlet to her mother and said,
"Mom, this is animal cruelty."
I gave the girl a Guide
to Cruelty-Free Eating.
Later, a man stopped and said he
had seen the pamphlet before. He
looked through it and said, "It's
awful what we do to sentient beings...."
We talked for a while and I gave
him a GCFE. He said he
was interested in getting copies
for his conscious living center
(which I'll deliver). He also said
he was interested in having someone
a presentation on vegetarianism.
I received your pamphlet
at Portland City Fest and am now
a newly made veggie. Your organization
is awesome -- keep up the good work.
Leah Wagoner leaflets in Kansas City.
At Cal State Northridge,
a girl took an Even
If and walked back past me
20 minutes later, reading the leaflet
and saying into her cell phone:
"This is horrible, really really
awful. I never really liked meat,
but now I'm a vegetarian."