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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  August 12, 2009

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Link of the Week: Tips for Promoting Veganism

“Living one’s life as a vegan is a clear first step for many, but then what? There are countless ways in which motivated individuals can use their gifts to reduce animal suffering each day. The possibilities are limited only by our creativity.” Read more.


Reminder: Silent Auction Ends Tomorrow!

Jenna Weed
Team Vegan runner Jenna Weed.

You can help give the animals a voice by taking part in our silent auction of remaining Team Vegan 2009 running jerseys!

The shirts are Brooks Podium SS Tees – light, wicking jerseys – printed front and back. Seven unisex sizes are up for bids: 4 M, 1 L, and 2 XL (sizes run large).

Please send your bid and shirt size to teamveganshirts (at) gmail (dot) com. Tomorrow at 11:59 pm, we’ll close the bids and contact the winners.

Thank you for helping Vegan Outreach prevent the suffering of more farmed animals!


Products of the Week

Field Roast sausage

Selange: “Field Roast sausages and roasts. As a former carnivore chef and sausage maker now turned vegan, chipotle flavor is my favorite.”

Colleen: “VegNews Gift Packs are on sale in August for $40.”

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


Notes from All Over

Lightning Round


Notes from Our Members

Kyle, Twila, Derwin, and Lucius
Kyle Tveten, Twila Hoyle, Derwin Wilright Jr., and Lucius Wesson reach out to thousands of teens at the ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans.

Leafleting Food, Inc. in Des Moines, IA, I met three vegetarians, one mother of a vegan, and someone who may leaflet with me in the future. People were very receptive, as they were depressed after the movie. The manager let me sit in the lobby all day and evening and leaflet people as they came out. They had vegan granola bars for sale at the snack bar, and there is a vegan on staff.
—Trish Sutton, 7/26/09

Super reception rate at Food, Inc. in Tampa. People waited to get a booklet!
—Nikki Benoit, 7/28/09

I recently read The Animal Activist’s Handbook and enjoyed it quite a bit. I think your book does a great job in addressing a lot of pressing concerns for AR activists and effective ways in which to pursue those goals.
—JA, 8/5/09

Rainbow Gathering
One of the happy Guide recipients encountered by Rick Hershey at the Rainbow Gathering in Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico.

At Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC, I had almost 100% of people I approached take a leaflet. I also had a security guard approach me and take a leaflet. He talked to me about trying to cut back on meat, and I gave him a Guide to help him make cruelty-free choices. He wished me luck with my leafleting before he left. A second guard approached me a minute after the first one left and took an Even If You Like Meat.
—Kelly Bergen, 7/28/09

Handed out 428 booklets at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign – not bad for a second summer leafleting. Within the first 20 minutes of starting, I heard from a woman who let me know that getting a booklet from me last semester is what moved her to become vegan. Heard from 3 other vegans and 10 vegetarians as well.
—Joe Espinosa, 7/31/09

Brian, Jack, and Stewart
Brian Grupe, Jack Norris, and Stewart Solomon at the AR2009 conference in Los Angeles.

No Doubt was an excellent concert to leaflet, lots of young and/or thoughtful people. We reached 6,825 people in four nights and almost no one tossed them to the ground. In fact I remember one young lady last night who took a leaflet from me, pointed straight to the ground in front of my feet, and told her two friends, “Right here, in this very spot. This is where I went vegetarian.” You know it happens all the time, and once in a while, we’re in earshot to hear it. And so, we are now closer to the moon than we were just a few days ago.
—Stewart Solomon, 8/5/09

No Doubt was a great show to leaflet. I watched one young woman take a leaflet from Rebekah Sinclair and head toward the trash can. Just as she was about to drop it in she stopped, flipped it from one side to the other, paused over it for a second, and said to her friend, “Let’s read this one.” Perfect.
—Brianne Donaldson, 8/1/09

Nick, Vic, and Linda
Adopt a College leafleters Nick Cooney, Vic Sjodin, and Linda Bower meet up in Florida.

Lots of good interactions today at the Boulder Farmers’ Market. A number of people approached me for a brochure (I love when that happens). I especially enjoyed meeting two young girls who are interested in going veg/vegan. Thankfully, in both cases they had supportive parents. Two adorable little boys asked for a brochure, but I told them they needed an adult’s permission. They scrambled all over looking for their guardian so they could have one. The guardian had already gotten a brochure, but they were insistent that they needed one of their own. Another enthusiastic interaction was with a woman who walked away with the Compassionate Choices, then came back later to thank me for being out there, said she had no idea this happened to animals, and she was proud of me for leafleting. I thanked her and gave her a Guide.
—Barbara Bear, 8/2/09


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