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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  October 8, 2008


Notes from Vegan Outreach

New Records Daily!

Vegan Outreach's booklet distribution for 2008 recently smashed through 2,000,000, and raced on past 2.1 million!

Adopt a College leafleters have already taken the animals' plight directly to 337,254 students this fall, bringing the total for 2008 to 828,254!

High school animal defender Anna with friend Luna.

Thanks to our dedicated donors and industrious leafleters, every single day, thousands and thousands of new people learn the detailed and documented truth that modern agribusiness fights so hard to hide. But we won't be cowed, and we won't be silenced -- we will be the animals' voice!

This work is changing lives every single day -- just see below!


Request of the Week

Vegan Outreach’s yearly newsletter will be going out by the end of the month. If you have moved since the last print newsletter, or if you'd like to receive a copy, please contact us with your current address. Thanks!


Products of the Week

Big Boss Man Jack: Boca Meatless Chik’n Patties, Original.

Lauren Porsch: So Delicious just came out with a line of coconut milk yogurts (cultured coconut milk). They really are So Delicious! It’s also got a great nutritional profile – it’s fortified with calcium and Vitamin B12. (Also see Coconut Bliss ice cream.)

Leslie Patterson: Year of the Dog is a beautiful movie about animal activism starring Molly Shannon. If you can stop laughing and crying long enough to see the movie, you will love it.

Send your product of the week to info (at) veganoutreach (dot) org; previous entries here.


Notes from All Over

Lightning Round


Notes from Our Members

While leafleting at the University of Colorado, a man told me, "You're going to change the world one person at a time."
-Barbara Bear, 10/3/08

Stephanie Scott reaches another William and Mary student; below, smilin' Vic Sjodin reveals the animals' plight to one of the 54,073 students he has reached already this semester.

I got one of your booklets, and am now giving up all meat. I gave up lamb long ago, but now chickens and all others. Please send me more booklets to distribute!
-LM, 10/2/08

Today when I arrived at Western Connecticut State University, one of the first people I handed a leaflet to was Jenn -- she was very excited to see another vegan on campus and asked a few questions about VO. She later joined me to help leaflet, and brought a friend, Carolyn, to help as well! Security asked what we were advertising, and when I said, "Helping animals," he said, "Cool." Best quote of the day: "I have one of those -- that's what made me a vegetarian!"
-Eileen Botti, 9/29/08

Yesterday, our new group at Middle Tennessee State was out there spreading the message. Everyone was really receptive and we met several students who were once veg and wanted to give it another shot! The best part of the whole thing was the day after leafleting, I walked into my 9am class and found a copy of Compassionate Choices on the desk in front of me with "READ ME" written on the cover!
-Kenny Torrella, 10/3/08

Thank you for coming to Shippensburg University and handing out pamphlets. I have been thinking about going vegetarian recently, and it gave me the extra push to do it.
-SO, 10/3/08

I just wanted to thank you for the brochures. My group hosted a tabling event on Oct 2 and distributed Why Vegan? and Even if You Like Meat to students. We had a great response and have recruited about 15 students (in beef country -- Montana) to be a part of our group. The pamphlets have been most helpful.
-Jen Gross, 10/5/08

We had another amazing leafleting experience at a companion animal event! "A line of thousands of animal-friendly people conveniently lined up for us," as Leslie put it. I took the stragglers, most of whom had already been offered a leaflet, but Joe, who, with Leslie and the others, was in the "heavy flow" of walker traffic, reported, "Really very little antagonism and lots of 'little lightbulbs' going off as people reached for the booklets and seemed ready to think about our treatment of farmed animals. An outstanding use of time."
-Pam Blair, 9/30/08

I took the second of ten vacation days that will be used this semester to help stop animal suffering, and crossed time zones to visit Western Michigan University, where I heard many supportive comments. Also experienced some antagonism, but these no longer affect me negatively, as I understand them to be a defense mechanism of those who realize they are causing needless suffering. Had a male student come up to me to apologize for having been nasty to me last semester. I let him know that the apology was accepted and asked that he seriously look at the intense suffering we are trying to redress. He took a booklet and began reading.
     Earlier at Ball State, Matt McEwen and I encountered over 30 vegetarians and at least 6 vegans. A student let me know that getting a booklet last semester had moved her to become vegan. Another student told her friend in my presence that this booklet had caused her to go vegetarian. Exchange of the day:
     Me - Help stop violence!
2 of the 3 female students take the booklet, then, as they are passing Matt, he hears:
     Student 1 - That was really powerful, what he said.
     Student 3 - What, I don't get it....
     Student 2 - You don't usually think about the animals behind meat, you just think of it as food, but there is violence in it.
-Joe Espinosa (at right), 10/1/08


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