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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  March 25, 2009

 

This issue sponsored by Vegan Essentials

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Thank You!

 
Bryan Wilson reaches out in Orlando.

All of us at Vegan Outreach greatly appreciate everyone who contributed to last week's request. Our activists distribute thousands of booklets every week, and we will soon need to do more printings, so your contributions really help!

If you haven't had a chance to support these outreach efforts recently, please consider making a special donation to help Vegan Outreach activists reach even more people with the animals' plight and the case for compassion.

Activity of the Week

Now that it is officially spring, it is time for some cleaning! Do you have Vegan Outreach booklets under your bed, in a closet, or in your car's trunk? Pull them out and get them in circulation -- the animals need you to be their voice!

Unable to leaflet or put booklets in a display? Please contact us if you won’t use your VO booklets this semester – we’ll help them find their way to new people!

Products of the Week

Fred: Teese, the new vegan cheese from my friends in Chicago, is great! We used to have to get it mail order, but now the local co-op is carrying it.

Dan: Whole Foods has added a vegan pizza to their prepared foods section in all Midwest stores this week. It features Upton's Naturals Italian sausage-style seitan and Teese vegan mozzarella. Both are vegan-owned companies.

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

 

Notes from All Over

Great News for Hens!

 
Photo courtesy of Farm Sanctuary.

Following up on our call last month to join the campaign, Compassion Over Killing, along with Mercy for Animals and the Animal Protection & Rescue League, has this announcement from Boca:

I am pleased to let you know the BOCA brand will be eliminating eggs in all of its products by the end of this year. We anticipate all BOCA products will be egg free in 2010.

Combining this with the recent campaign successes with Morningstar Farms and Lightlife, it has been a great few weeks for hens and for veganism -- congratulations to all who took part! You can contact Boca at boca (at) casupport (dot) com to thank the company for making this smart move!

Lightning Round

 

Notes from Our Members

 
 

Above, Scout Kilbourne works for the animals at Cape Fear Community College; below, Edric Figueroa promotes vegetarianism at Kennesaw State U; bottom, a student learns the truth at the University of Central Florida.

As soon as I handed a booklet to a guy at Northeastern University, he literally stopped in his tracks and said, "I can't believe animals are treated this way." That reinforced the importance of doing vegan outreach, and made me happy to know that another person is now aware of the truth and hopefully won't turn their back on it.
-Corey, 3/19/09

Some cool chaps were handing out booklets on campus today, and I'm reading them right now while I should be studying for a quiz. I'm going to start leafleting for you guys now -- your stuff is so positive and gung-ho, not filled with weirdness and doublethink.
-FD, 3/17/09

Written to Joe Espinosa:
You changed my life! You gave me a Vegan Outreach pamphlet (Even If You Like Meat) four years ago at Northern Illinois University, and I've never looked back. Now I leaflet and advocate as much as I can. Thanks so much.
-JB, 3/10/09

We are working on a project to provide our Buddhist centers with the best information available on vegetarianism. Your advocacy literature is very helpful and inspiring, and also exceptionally well written. We feel very strongly that Vegan Outreach exemplifies an ideal approach in acting on and promoting principles of honesty, credibility, clear-thinking, and compassionate ethical concern informed by many years of experience.
-CI & SH, 3/15/09

Students were friendly at Texas Southern today. One student said, "I can't stand the way people treat animals. That stuff makes me mad and that's why I won't eat them." She was happy to receive a Guide.
-Rob Gilbride, 3/13/09

After leafleting at North Carolina State, Michelle Risley commented, "Leafleting is so easy! And fun! Why didn't I start doing this sooner?!"
-Loren Hart, 3/14/09

The vegan librarian [Hingham HS, in Hingham, MA] and I keep a brochure holder stocked with Compassionate Choices in the library. I've been told many kids have looked at / taken the brochures and discussed them! We are making progress!
-Evan Martinez, 3/15/09

Two pieces of feedback from the last two days: "I am a vegetarian now because of your pamphlet, sir." "One of the members of our volleyball team has now been vegetarian for a year because of the pamphlet she received at last year's game."
-Eugene Khutoryansky, 3/15/09

While leafleting at St. Mary's College [Moraga, CA] today, I found out the cafeteria manager wants me to give him vegan cookbook recommendations since he plans on turning the smaller vegetarian section into a larger vegan section. Woohoo!
-Brian Grupe, 3/16/09

Mark leafleted with me today at Middle Tennessee State U. He worked at a Tyson production plant this summer for 8 dollars an hour eviscerating contaminated parts, infections and other nastiness from birds so they could go back on the line during 10 hour shifts. That got him cured of chicken. He was very gung-ho and friendly. One student came over to let me know she went almost vegan after getting a pamphlet last semester; and two people I met last semester, one went veg, and Charley, who also leafleted today, went vegan on New Year’s!
-Vic Sjodin, 3/16/09

 

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