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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.

Donations to VO are fully tax-deductible.
VO’s tax identification no. is #86-0736818.

Vegan Outreach
POB 1916, Davis, CA 95617-1916



Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  December 16, 2009



The brutality of factory farms and industrial slaughterhouses is far from public view, hidden behind walls both physical and psychological. The cruelty to chickens, turkeys, and pigs that occurs on factory farms is every bit as horrible as any act of barbarism that turns the stomachs of animal lovers everywhere. Even worse, the cruelty to farmed animals is done on a scale that vastly exceeds all other acts of cruelty to animals, combined; indeed, ninety-nine percent of animals killed in the U.S. are slaughtered for human consumption.

Since agribusiness won’t bring the public to their factory farms and slaughterhouses, we bring the truth to the public!


Notes from Vegan Outreach

VO Booklet Distribution

Does It Make a Difference?

For years, as donations to Vegan Outreach increased, the number of people receiving booklets increased. With the economic collapse and the subsequent decline in contributions, 2009 reverses this trend (right).

Clearly, your contributions make all the difference.

Your money doesn’t go to an endowment, or to other programs.

Rather, what you give goes right to focused, efficient advocacy for the animals.

To put it another way: You determine Vegan Outreach’s work. You determine how many people learn the hidden truth, how many people stop supporting agribusiness, how quickly we move to an informed, compassionate society.

Double Your Donation!

You make the change happen!

Please join your fellow members of the Vegan Outreach team who have contributed to the matching challenge by making a fully tax-deductible contribution that will be doubled, dollar for dollar!

You can use a credit card to make a secure donation online, or send a check or money order to:

Vegan Outreach | POB 30865 | Tucson, AZ 85751

Please make the gift that keeps on giving –
you’ll be glad you did!


Link of the Week: VegNews Interview

Save the Date! Meet Jack and celebrate Valentine’s Day with VO on Friday, Feb. 12 in Berkeley, CA. Jack Norris

“For nearly two decades Matt Ball and Jack Norris have built Vegan Outreach (VO) from the roots up. Along the way, they – with VO’s legion of loyal volunteers – have handed out, mostly on college campuses, more than 10 million pro-veg pieces of literature. Now that school is back in session, we turn our 10 Questions to the men who might be responsible for keeping more meat off more plates than just about anyone.” Full article (PDF).


Notes from Our Members

Barb Bond
Barb Bond takes agribusiness’ hidden reality to another student at the University of DC.

Thank you for all you do. I would not be vegan if not for your outreach materials. Please accept this donation so you may continue your outreach.
—AD, 11/28/09

I appreciate and admire the work you all do. I credit a leaflet received at Temple University a year ago to my decision to go vegan. The leaflet was striking and informative, and led to a decision I feel good about every day. Your work really makes a difference, and now I want to be a part of it by giving to your matching campaign.
—GS, 11/29/09

The University of DC campus area is notoriously swarmed by canvassers, but your representative simply asked, “Can I hand you some information about animal rights?” I really appreciate this level of honesty and straightforwardness. This approach represents a level of respect for the intelligence and maturity of the audience seldom in evidence from canvassers; your representative acknowledged my ability to see for myself the importance of your organization’s mission by evaluating the materials in my own time without the need to be pressured for support.
—NC, 12/6/09

Raphaella Banholzer
Another UC Santa Barbara student learns the truth from Raphaella Banholzer.

I had a 90% take rate at the College of Mount Saint Vincent. One student stopped to help me leaflet for a while, which was very exciting! I heard one student, after taking an extra leaflet, remark to his friend, “I’m never eating chicken again!”
—Eileen Botti, 11/19/09

Good reception at private Shaw University, with very positive interactions. One student organizer approached and said he was interested in learning more about the topic, so we are arranging a screening/discussion, complete with VO lit!
—Rob Gilbride, 11/16/09

Tremendous response at South Mountain Community College. Almost everyone accepted a brochure, and a few people came back to get one. Three people mentioned recently having done a paper in English class about factory farming, and another two mentioned they were about to. Just as I was giving a Guide to a woman who came back to get one, another fellow came back to get a brochure. Turned out he was a philosophy professor on his way to class and was covering vegetarianism today. He asked if I could speak; I ended up staying for the entire class, and most left with an Even If You Like Meat and Guide. Vegans can be rest assured that no one came up with a good rational reason not to be vegan. The professor asked if I could speak in the future.
—Jeff Boghosian, 11/16/09

Brian Grupe

The first leaflet I offered at Long Beach City College was to a young African American who said she didn’t eat meat. She gladly accepted a Guide. A gentleman approached me to tell me (quite profusely) how much he admired me for using my time to spread this message. All the vegans I met gladly accepted a Guide and A Meaningful Life.
—Brian Grupe (at right, discussing details with a student at San Joaquin Delta College), 11/18/09

I met a lot more vegetarians today at the University of Nebraska – Omaha than in the past: 15 vegetarians and one vegan! I could tell I was causing some discussion on campus because people knew what it was before they got to me. One woman walked by, patted me on the shoulder, and said, “I’m right there with you!” One girl said, “I really wanted Buffalo Wild Wings. Then, after I saw that, I didn’t want Buffalo Wild Wings anymore.”
—Fred Tyler, 11/17/09

Lots of students at Oakton College wanted to learn more about a vegan diet. The five of us (Mikael, Anna, Beata, Bill and I) all received a lot of thank yous for being there. I was also pleasantly surprised by three separate encounters with older adults. Two of them, males in their 50s, wanted to know more. Each talked with me for a few minutes and said they’d try to incorporate more veg meals into their diets. Another was an older woman who had received a booklet before and wanted more to give to her friends.
—Chris Capozziello, 11/16/09

Matt Ball
Matt Ball answers questions from a student at the University of Arizona.

Joe, Darina, and I handed booklets to hundreds of people at the JS Foer Eating Animals talk. The 385-seat theater was full and there were many people who watched the presentation from an overflow room on a video monitor. Great to know there is so much interest in this topic! There were lots of young people in attendance, including many who told us they are veg.
—Leslie Patterson, 11/18/09

Largely friendly, polite and receptive students at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, where I had 49 bike and three skateboard passes. I heard from about 20 vegetarians, most of whom were thrilled to receive a Guide. I was invited to a big vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner held this evening by a newly formed, registered, vegetarian student group, so I helped them cook for a couple hours after I finished leafleting, provided them with some additional literature, gave my contact info to the leader, and ate.
—Rick Hershey, 11/20/09


Prevent suffering!

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.

Vegan Outreach
POB 30865, Tucson, AZ 85751-0865

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