|Enewsletter • February 4, 2009|
This issue sponsored
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Be a Part of Adopt a College!
House an Activist
Also, Jon Camp starts his three-month leafleting tour on Monday. He still needs a place to stay in or near Auburn, Montgomery, Athens, Florence, and Huntsville, AL; and Potsdam, Oswego, Buffalo, and Fredonia, NY.
If you'd be willing to house either of these courteous young men for 1-3 nights, or if you'd like to leaflet with them, please email info (at) veganoutreach.org. Thanks so much!
Why Vegan Outreach in Six Minutes
Amateur video of Matt Ball's "Vegetarian Campaigns" summary at AR2006.
is now available in French (pdf).
Recipe of the Week: Unbeatable Game Cookies
Office: Matt grew up rooting for the Steelers; Matt and Anne lived in Pittsburgh for 14 years; Ellen was born there; VO was founded there; and Jack lived there with all of the above for longer than he likes to remember. Thus, we became part of Steeler Nation.
During both of the Steelers' recent Super Bowl runs (and, importantly, not during any other year), we made these cookies before each playoff game.
Coincidence? We think not!
Notes from All Over
Why Does a Salad Cost More Than a Big Mac?
Breakdown of federal subsidies, with meat and dairy receiving 73.8%; from PCRM.
Stephen Colbert Interviews Paul McCartney
And mentions his beef with beef.
Notes from Our Members
leafleting at MiraCosta
and Palomar Colleges. One student
said, "I got a booklet 2 years
ago and I no longer eat meat."
One student said, "I read that
and it's very compelling."
To my standby offer "Information
to help animals?" I got several
"Absolutely!" or "Heck
yeah!" or "Right on!"
It seemed everywhere I looked someone
was reading a leaflet.
Inga Ambrosia waits for the next student at FIU Biscayne Bay; below, Matt Ball makes sure University of Arizona students learn the power of compassionate choices.
Thanks for coming
to DePaul this month
and handing out your pamphlets.
It was what finally helped me make
the decision to go vegetarian, and
I am also making an effort to cut
back on dairy products. It's been
over two weeks and I have no desire
to go back. Many of the things in
your pamphlet I have never heard
before -- I have shared them with
my friends. Thanks for getting that
information out there.
So many great responses
at John Jay! Heard several students
telling their friends, "You
gotta read that!" / "Take
one -- its really sad." One
student said she was thinking of
going vegan and was very thankful
to receive a Guide.
A professor stopped to get a few
extras, saying that he stopped eating
meat because of receiving an Even
If You Like Meat booklet last
I was driving by
a community center when I saw a
group of teenagers just hanging
out. I pulled into the parking lot,
walked up to them, and started handing
them pamphlets. Before I even finished,
one girl said, "Oh I want one,
I want one." A guy said, "So
you want us to go vegetarian...,"
and before I could reply another
girl said to him, "At least
you could cut down on your meat
I went down to the bus station at
University of British Columbia and
handed out 250 pamphlets in about
1 hour and 10 minutes. A bus driver
asked me for a bunch to leave on
his bus. One student said he was
vegan and asked for pamphlets to
give to his friends. Another student
said, "Thank you for being
one student said "I read your
flier and it's gross. I'm going
to stop eating animals." I
then gave her a Guide.
A few students said they are going
to reduce the number of animals
they eat, and I also gave them Guides.
I even met a student who is vegan
and was thrilled to see information
being handed out on campus. I leafleted
a health instructor, who said "Perfect,
just the information I wanted to
share with my students." Eleni
[Vlachos] had a long conversation
with a non-veg student I had leafleted,
who then said to his friend, "I
learned more in the last few minutes
than I have in all of my classes!"
It was a good day of
outreach at Truman
College, DePaul University, and
the University of Illinois at Chicago
today, despite the weather -- many
students were reached and productive
conversations were had. One woman
said "This is so right!"
when she saw the booklet and heard
my request to "Help stop violence."
Another woman stopped to tell me
she read the booklet and it was
disgusting what is happening to
animals. She said, "'I really
did not know this was going on."
Great leafleting at
Encinal High School today. Students
sat around me and read the leaflets.
One sat totally engrossed and read
it cover to cover.
Lynn [Halpern] and
I had a number of
good conversations and comments
at the University of Colorado today,
including, "What are you going
to do with all that good karma?"
Toward the end, a student came up
and asked how she can get more involved.
She had been veg in the past, but
"did it wrong" and got
sick. After receiving a VO brochure
recently, she decided to go back
to being veg and sticking to it.