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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  March 18, 2009



Dear Friend,

In this winter of freezing temperatures and icy winds, Vegan Outreach leafleters have been braving the weather and handing out booklets to thousands of college students every school day. As of March 16, they have handed booklets to 233,369 students at 391 schools this term. Off-campus leafleting has also been impressive with over 49,000 people given a booklet already in 2009.

This work is having a real impact. As you can see from the sampling below, we receive daily reports from students changing their diets and viewing the case for animals in a new light. For some, it was the second or even third booklet that persuaded them to change.

There is no question that creating a vegan world will take time. And in this unpredictable economic climate, it would be easy to decide you cannot help for now. But now is when your support is the most crucial for veg outreach to continue. Now is when we cannot let up on the momentum we have created at colleges throughout the United States and Canada.

Please support Vegan Outreach today and put booklets into more students’ hands!

You can use your credit or debit card to make a secure on-line donation, or send your tax-deductible contribution to:

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

Thank you so much for supporting the spread of veganism.

Jack Norris, President

P.S. I have no doubt that years from now, when we look back on this critical time, we will do so knowing that when things got tough, we did not falter in continuing our work to create a better world for animals.

P.P.S. Please consider a monthly recurring donation via GiveDirect, which really helps us in planning.


  Above, Lindsay Parme lets another Howard University student know the realities of modern agribusiness; below, Joe Espinosa helps stop violence at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.


The students were incredibly receptive at the University of North Texas today. Two ROTC uniformed men took a look through the Even If You Like Meat, and, to my surprise, one sadly said, “I hate to see this." He was very disturbed about how farm animals are treated and asked for more information, so I gave him a Guide. He said, “But what’s this on the front?!” pointing to the veggie burger. I told him what it was and said how easy it was, nowadays, to find alternatives. He asked for an Even If and Guide for his friend, too. They walked away reading the brochures. In another misguided “leaflet profiling” incident, I assumed this tough-looking man would say “I like meat!” when offered an Even If, but instead said, “Thanks! I just went vegetarian a few months ago.” One student walking by said to her friend, “That’s why I am vegan,” pointing to the brochure her friend received. Rob [Gilbride] and I both met students interested in leafleting, one vegan, and one vegetarian who told me, “People need to know about this.”
-Eleni Vlachos, 3/2/09

I received your pamphlet about the treatment that pigs, chickens, and cows get right before they're killed and boiled for us. It got me really upset, and now that I see how those poor animals are treated, I do not want to eat meat again. I am a college student and want to help you to stop this cruelty.
-RY, 3/12/09


Above, 10-year-old Devin and mother Linda Bresser let more Kennesaw State students know the compelling case for vegetarianism; below, Timmy Pakron spreads compassion at the College of Charleston.

It was right around freezing most of the day at Augsburg College, with a misty fog hiding the sun. One student said, "I grew up on a farm like that, so I know how bad it is. I'm glad you're out here. People need to know where their food comes from."
-Fred Tyler, 3/9/09

The highlight of leafleting today was meeting Linsey, who became vegan (from being a meat eater who only ate two vegetables, according to her mom) after reading an Even If You Like Meat she found at Whole Foods. She is now going to college for animal law, and is going to help us with future outreach!
-Twila Hoyle, 3/12/09

Jessica [Dadds], Yvonne [LeGrice], Nettie [Schwager], and I played hooky today to leaflet Oregon State. Outside the library, a young man told me that he remembered receiving a leaflet while standing in the exact same spot 12 months ago. He said he became a vegetarian shortly afterward, and he is now working toward becoming vegan.
-Emily Pepe, 3/4/09

Leslie [Patterson] and I handed out over 1,000 booklets today at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and heard from dozens of vegetarians/vegans. One student told her, “You won me over with that booklet last time. I have been clean for six months.”
-Joe Espinosa, 3/7/09

Had some awesome responses at Iona College, including a student I met who wants to start an AR group on campus. A student receiving a booklet said, “Damn straight! I’m on board with your cause -- I’m totally against any cruelty to animals.” One girl asked, “Hey are you a vegan? Because I think I’m headed that way too!” (She got a Guide.) A security guard approached me: “Excuse me, miss? Can I get a few of those? I want to give them to the lady who runs the animal group at the high school.”
-Eileen Botti, 3/5/09

It was slow at West Virginia State University -- only 121 booklets -- but the person who made my day was a student who said she was going veg after reading the booklet in class. We talked for about 10 minutes.
-Vic Sjodin, 3/6/09

I used Compassionate Choices for four humane education presentations at a Philadelphia high school. The students were really, really moved by the booklets and many said they wanted to go vegetarian. It was very positive.
-Nick Cooney, 3/4/09

Great acceptance rate today at Reedley College. Met even more folks who were excited and surprised to see me. They said things like, "Wow, it's so weird that you're here, I was just thinking about this / talking about this with a friend / writing about this in a report," etc.
-Brian Grupe, 3/11/09

Alabama State is an historically black school; the receptivity was pretty great. One guy who plays on the school football team told me he has been thinking a lot about this issue. He had a number of questions about which plant-based foods were good for building and maintaining muscle mass. His friend came up about an hour later with similar questions, saying he heard about me through his friend. I got both of their email addresses and will contact them with more information.
-Jon Camp, 3/10/09


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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.

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