|Enewsletter • February 25, 2009|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Boca Campaign Update
You have really stepped up for layer hens and veganism! After last week's call to action, Boca has been flooded with feedback from consumers, and your concerns are being heard! From the ongoing negotiations with the company, headed by COK's Erica Meier:
"BOCA is committed to meeting the needs of our vegan consumers. We are actively working on this matter. While this process takes time, we will be able to share an update by March 20, 2009."
This is truly encouraging news -- and another reason to look forward to the first day of spring! For this reason, there is a temporary moratorium on the campaign. Be sure to also check out BocaEggFacts.com for more campaign information.
Vote for Ari!
Ari Nessel -- a longtime friend and vitally important member of Vegan Outreach -- is up for Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door. He's in the very first bracket -- be sure to vote for him today!
Product of the Week
Michael Greger, M.D., cruciferous king, offers this great news!
Notes from All Over
Notes from Our Members
was a fun day at the
University of Texas, El Paso with
Greg (President of El Paso Veg Society).
We handed the leaflets out in front
of the Student Center. Close to
100% of students who passed us took
the leaflets. A faculty member returned
a few minutes later asking for more
booklets, stating that her students
were discussing the Even If
You Like Meat booklets they
received and wanted to write papers
on why people shouldn't eat animals.
Loren Hart leaflets one of the 2,700+ East Carolina University students he and Jon Camp reached on Feb. 19.
The pictures in your
booklet made my stomach
turn. I never knew anything about
these matters before. After trying
out an almost all-vegan lifestyle,
I have more energy. My husband will
never change, but I've been using
vegan ground beef and chicken substitutes
without him even noticing!
I was so glad to
be able to leaflet Miami Dade College
today -- really good conversations.
One vegan math professor wants to
share info and leaflets in her class.
Another gentleman was a meat eater
but stayed talking for a while and
said that he really wanted to change
his diet because all the information
made so much sense.
We have already handed
out 22,000 copies
of Miksi kasvissyöjäksi
[Finnish Why Vegan]. We
are now preparing the third printing!
The Barkus Parade (part
of Carnival here in New Orleans)
was doggie paradise -- the perfect
day for Angus to wear the backpack
with Why Vegans and Compassionate
Choices. We distributed several
boxes worth, and met many vegans,
vegetarians, and other receptive
The Community College
of Baltimore County,
Catonsville was super valuable.
Four people said they would try
vegetarianism and one guy said he'd
try veganism. Tons of people were
asking questions and everyone was
talking about animal rights.