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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  January 28, 2009


Notes from Vegan Outreach

Jack Norris: Does Veganism Spread Itself?

Vegan Outreach's Co-Founder and President Jack Norris' famous talk, "Does Veganism Spread Itself?" is now available on YouTube!

For all the advances and changes of late, we know that, if there is to be a truly better world, there have to be many, many more vegans. Watch the video and learn more! (Our thanks to Armaiti May and Stewart Solomon for organizing Jack's talk.)

Unable to watch YouTube? You can review Jack's History of Vegan Outreach.

Also, don't miss Erik Marcus' podcast with Vic Sjodin!


Product of the Week

The Office nominates Liz Lovely's vegan cookies. One of the many great things about Liz Lovely's cookies is that they come in a package of two, so it is easy to share (or to save one for later, or mash together and say you only had one cookie). The Cowgirl Cookies are like eating delicious cookie dough, the Ginger Snapdragons are spicy and remind us of Grandma's cookies, and the Chocolate Moose Dragons are moist, fudgy, and deliciously chocolate-y. (Anne didn't share those, though, so you'll have to take her word alone. Trust us, though, she knows her chocolate.) Order some vegan cookies today for your favorite leafleter!

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


Notes from All Over

"Happy" Meat

Two links that just came to our attention (both now linked at VO's Free Range page):

Related: Niman Ranch going under.

Lightning Round


Notes from Our Members

While leafleting at Northwestern University, I went inside to warm up. At the Student Affairs Office, I noticed someone had made a display of Vegan Outreach booklets, including those I hadn't been distributing that day.
-Leslie Patterson, 1/24/09

Michelle Cehn and I had a big day at Diablo Valley College today. A professor told me he had found a leaflet and was grateful that we were spreading this information to students. He grabbed my arm and said, "I really admire you and what you’re doing, young man." Christian, a semi-vegetarian, was really impressed with our work and wanted to help out. We were grateful for his help and told him that a non-vegan doing activism can do a lot for the animals.
-Brian Grupe, 1/22/09

Katherine Groff (above) and Jon Camp (below) reach more students at Shepherd University.

Tough crowd at Berkeley, which we anticipated due to the amount of information these students are exposed to generally. Along these lines, one man refused the Even If You Like Meat, then paused, and asked, "Wait ... what is this?" I explained how the information was from industry sources and just stated the facts without additional hyperbole. He took one and said, "This is what we need. We get inundated with information, so we need something not trying to be sensational. Something like this actually does get our attention. I'll take a look at this." Saw many students reading the EIs as they walked through campus, and met some vegans/ vegetarians as well.
-Eleni Vlachos & Rob Gilbride, 1/24/09

At Irvine Valley College, I heard some good comments, including, "I read was interesting ... and a little scary. It makes me think I need to be vegan." "These images ... I see them and I don't agree with this cruelty. When I see them I have to make a change."
-Brianne Donaldson, 1/21/09

It was great leafleting Grant High School. Highlights:

  • A girl took a booklet and then said to her friends, "Yay! Check this out."
  • A group of 3 girls took a booklet and one of them told me, "That's funny, we were just talking about this!"
  • A girl said to her friends, "Don't read it. It will give you nightmares."

-Jessica Dadds, 1/21/09

Instead of attending a local inaugural ball, we had a leafleting ball instead. Leslie [Patterson] met high schooler Lola and her Mom, and they joined in to leaflet for 1/2 an hour. They left with 50 Why Vegan to distribute at Lola's school, Lane Tech. They also said that they would be joining us again in the near future.
-Mikael Nielsen, 1/20/09


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