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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  May 6, 2009

Notes from Vegan Outreach

  Leader of Ellen and the ’Rents finishing 6:03 mile.

Wow! Huge Opportunity to Help Animals!

The most wonderful J & F, who matched all of Team Vegan’s fundraising last year, have agreed to do the same this year—matching, dollar for dollar, everyone's contribution to Team Vegan—up to $75,000!

This means that your donation to any of the Team Vegan runners will go twice as far for the animals!

Please take a few minutes to meet the team (including Alex!) and read the profiles and messages from these dedicated people running for the animals.

Your support of these hard-working activists will mean a lot—and will print and distribute more booklets, leading to more vegetarians! You can even make a donation to the entire team.

Look at the feedback below for just a sample of the impact Vegan Outreach donors and activists have every day. Help us continue making a difference!

Thanks so very, very much!

Attention, Handbook Readers!

If you are reading (or have finished) The Animal Activist’s Handbook, please consider posting a review at and/or Barnes and Noble. Thanks!

Recipe of the Week

Joe: From the fertile mind and skilled hands of Leslie Patterson, I present bean bowls: simple, delicious, and filling. Boiled beans (pinto, black, chickpeas, lentils) topped with chopped green pepper, green onion, and tomatoes. Other toppings, limited by only your imagination, could be vegan cheese, nutritional yeast flakes, croutons, crumbled tortilla chips, salsa, seasoned rice.

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


Notes from All Over

Swine Flu Updates

From Dr. Michael Greger:

National Egg-Free Month!

Help counter the industry’s promotion of National Egg Month by promoting COK’s 2nd annual egg-free pledge!

Lightning Round


Notes from Our Members

  Vinia Vongchareun promotes informed, compassionate choices to another Syracuse University student; below, an SU student studies the truth.

A member of my vegetarian meetup group is a high school teacher who offered me the opportunity to give a presentation. It was a great day of outreach! She and her husband got a VO booklet in 2001 and went vegan.
-Nikki Benoit, 4/22/09

Surprisingly consistent reception at Victor Valley College. Twice I got to practice a line from the new Animal Activist’s Handbook when I told two students that they could reduce much of their support of factory farms by not eating fish or chickens. “Do you think you could eat fewer chickens?” I asked. “Yes,” they both answered. One fellow declined the leaflet saying, “I don’t want to hurt the environment,” to which I told him it was “printed on recycled paper with soy-based ink and there are few things that can help the environment more than changing your diet.” (My tongue worked as fast as my brain!) “Oh? Thanks, I’ll check it out,” he replied, taking the leaflet.
     Sunday, we had a great tabling event at Cal State Fullerton’s Social Justice Summit; there was even a full vegan lunch provided for everyone. Stewart [Solomon] spoke on “Animal Cruelty in the Farming Industry” and his session was full. I tabled and had lots of interest, questions, people taking literature, sign-ups for the e-newsletter, and positive responses about Stewart’s presentation. One woman said, “I think Stewart just convinced my husband to stop eating meat.” He and I also had the chance to set people free from the myth of vegan “purity” by telling them they don’t have to police every ingredient in labels.
-Brianne Donaldson, 4/22/09

I took time out from running Youngstown State’s Earth Day event to leaflet two class changes. Tonite, we are having a vegan dinner at one of the dining hall’s restaurants, and over 200 people have reserved.
-Dan Kuzma, 4/22/09

Emily Looby and I leafleted a Hispanic church two weeks ago. As a result of that, we received a call from Estella, a Spanish-speaking woman who told us that this changed her life and she wanted to help bring this info into the Hispanic community.
-Darina Smith, 4/22/09

Highlight of the day at Hofstra University goes to the two men working on the lawns -- one of them mentioned that he was a vegetarian and his wife was a VO member. The other said, "Sorry, I eat [animals].” A few minutes later, I heard the second man shouting to the vegetarian man (over the roar of the lawn mowers), “I really don’t like how they treat those animals! Look at this—it’s terrible!” The conversation went on for quite some time.
-Eileen Botti, 4/22/09

At the library festival, a woman (around 50 years old) doubled back to tell me she’d gotten one of the booklets from us before and it had caused her to go vegetarian. Right after that, a college-age girl took a leaflet then remarked to her friend, “I can’t believe it! I have one of these on my refrigerator.”
-Nick Cooney, 4/21/09


With Russell Maddock in the background, Lisa Forzley promotes a meaningful ethic at the Rochester, MI Earth Day Expo.

I heard from over 20 vegetarians at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee last week. One student, after accepting a booklet, said to her friend, “This is the booklet that made Lisa become vegetarian.”
     At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I thought and hoped that we would get a few hundred out, and might even reach 1000, but never thought we would hit 1800! Much better reception at this school to the idea of being decent towards animals than 5 years ago, and very much better than 10 years ago.
-Joe Espinosa, 4/22/09

At SUNY Fredonia, one guy initially declined a booklet, saying, “Don’t worry, I don’t torture animals.” I said that while this is undoubtedly the case, we often pay others to do this for us and we should know what we are paying others to do. He took a booklet.
-Jon Camp, 4/24/09


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