|Enewsletter • August 26, 2009|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
New Studies on Diet and Cancer
Vegan Outreach’s President, Jack Norris, RD, has added new posts to his blog, including “Vegetarians Have a Lower Cancer Rate than Regular Meat Eaters”: “[C]an we now say that vegetarians have a lower rate of cancer than meat eaters? Well, fish eaters are meat eaters, so that might be kind of hard. We could say that vegetarians have a lower rate of cancer than chicken eaters.”
Product of the Week
Michelle: “V-Dog is vegan owned and operated, so we can feed our furry companions without contributing to animal agriculture!”
Notes from All Over
The Mainstream Media’s Version of Even If You Like Meat
Time Magazine’s cover story “The Real Cost of Cheap Food” opens:
And under a half-page picture similar to this one, the caption reads, “On a factory farm, 10,000 or more swine are kept in tight conditions – torture for the animals and risky for us.” Full article.
Decline in Number of Animals Slaughtered
The USDA’s recent report (PDF) shows declines across the board, including, “Over the first half of 2009, the number of broilers slaughtered was 4.2 billion, a decline of 6.2 percent from the same period in 2008.”
Notes from Our Members
Melbourne University as part of prospective student day,
and reached 800 19 year olds. Mario Sos had this exchange:
been a great week leafleting with
Theo Summer. Students at Fresno City College
were AMAZINGLY receptive. Dozens were reading
them while they walked, or they sat down to
read. Edison High School was also full of receptive
and friendly kids. Even though it’s 103
degrees in Fresno, it feels great to be received
Animal Defense League handed out
Vegan Outreach brochures outside screenings
of the movie Food, Inc. this past weekend.
Over three days and about 40 minutes total,
we handed out over 600 brochures. It was a very
successful event and we hope many minds were
changed as a result.
interactions while leafleting
in Chicago today, including a man who said he
and his wife had gone veg about a month ago
after reading the Why Veg? booklet.
Halpern, Lisa Shapiro, and I handed
out over 900 booklets at the Freshman Welcome,
so we reached about 1/5 of the incoming class
at Colorado University, Boulder. A lot of people
sat around reading them – always nice to see.
One young guy came back and recommended that
we hand the literature out near the brat stand,
and said reading the Compassionate Choices
was making him not want to eat his brat. I told
him about vegetarian
brats and showed him the
Tofurky brand in the back of the booklet.
Posted to the Adopt
a College email group: