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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  November 26, 2008


This issue sponsored by VegE-News


Notes from Vegan Outreach

A Thanksgiving Question

Many of you have probably seen this Sarah Palin interview where turkeys are being slaughtered by hand at a "family" farm. The turkeys struggle to break free, but of course are unable to do so (uncensored video).

Although reforms will be a necessary part of society's evolution, no matter which laws are passed and agreements reached, brutality will occur as long as animals are viewed as meat.

This is why Vegan Outreach gives the animals a voice every day. We promote vegetarianism and veganism to remove demand from an inherently cruel system. Every person we persuade takes us closer to a kinder world for animals.

Do you share our goal?

If so, please consider a special Thanksgiving donation for the animals -- your contribution will be doubled, dollar-for-dollar, as part of our end-of-year matching opportunity!

You can make a secure, tax-deductible donation here, or send a check or money order to:

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

We are deeply thankful you are part of these efforts for a better world for all, and will continue to do our best to make sure your support goes as far as possible for the animals. Thanks!


A Thanksgiving Podcast

Vegan Outreach Co-Founder and Executive Director Matt Ball joins Erik Marcus to talk about Vegan Outreach and Adopt a College as part of Erik's Thanksgiving VegTalk Podcast, which you can listen to online. The show opens with news of Erik's new, just-released book.


Notes from Our Members

Here's my contribution to the matching campaign. I'm a relatively new vegan and still shy about leafleting, but wanted to help support the effort for all the compassionate souls getting the message out.
-AL, 11/14/08

At Kennesaw State University [in Georgia], 14-year-old Katherine Kekel [at right] and her mom Lori made their leafleting debut today -- they rocked! Twice, I was engaged in dialogue with people interested in going vegan; I think my suggestions will further cement the transition. One young woman was doing a talk on veganism today and took some booklets to hand out to students; the woman behind her asked for a few booklets to put in her office.
-Jon Camp, 11/20/08

It was cold and windy at Marquette University [in Milwaukee], but a few students stopped to tell me that they are veg or want to go veg. One guy came back a little while after taking an Even If You Like Meat, pointed at the cover, and told me he was going to try the bean burrito today.
-Leslie Patterson, 11/17/08

There was a very high acceptance rate today at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. I met a lot of vegetarians and a few vegans. I met several people who got fliers when Rob [Gilbride] and Eleni [Vlachos] were here [in October]. One student said it was really good and she had ordered the Guide off the website. I even met two people who got fliers when Ben and Karl were here [Fall 2006]. One man said, "I just read that and it was powerfully moving. I have never seen anything like it."
-Fred Tyler, 11/13/08

Eric Griffith helps another student at the University of Georgia learn the animals' plight; below, neither rain nor the gloom of Michigan weather stops Don Hughes from reaching more students at Wayne State University.

This evening we went to the K.D. Lang concert in Mesa, Arizona and were surprised to encounter a woman [Dawn] handing out your brochure on Compassionate Choices as we approached the venue. It had a real impact. Thanks so much for all that you do -- you are making a difference.
-KT, 11/11/08

I had lots of great interactions today at Berklee School of Music [in Boston]. The very first gentleman I offered a brochure to declined, and then immediately came back to get one. He told me he had been thinking about how we treat animals raised for food, and that he was thinking of going vegetarian. He gladly took a Guide. As he was leaving, a friend of his walked by and he told her to take my brochures: its really important and you need to read it!
-Brian Grupe, 11/8/08

The students were receptive at Lewis and Clark College [in Portland, OR]. One woman said, "This is good information." Another took a booklet and handed it to a friend, saying, "You should read this."
-Jessica Dadds, 11/11/08

What an ideal leafleting experience today at Mountain View College [in Dallas]! High acceptance rate, and saw many students reading them as they walked away. Had way too many good conversations to post, would take up too much room! Hooray!
-Leah Wagner, 11/12/08

At the Latin Grammy Awards [in Houston], I overheard one woman telling her boyfriend that this pamphlet is what caused her to stop eating meat.
-Eugene Khutoryansky, 11/13/08

At Montana State, Bozeman, I had some good interactions, including one student who read the brochure, then came back and said it was a good cause, and thanked me. Some students were sitting around joking about "people eating tasty animals." When I did not engage (and continued to leaflet and be polite) one student from this group came over and got a couple of brochures, and they all sat there reading them.
-Rob Gilbride, 11/17/08


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