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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  December 23, 2009

 

Piglet

This donation is to acknowledge the person who passed out leaflets on the Temple University campus in the summer of 2008. I was inspired to start eating vegan then, a choice I feel good about every day.
—GS, 12/16/09

Here is my donation to the matching. It really is basic: The more people who receive a booklet, the more lives are saved.
—MS, 12/18/09

 

The Facts Speak for Themselves: You Are Changing the World!

Fresno State student
Learning the hidden truth at Fresno State.

The past few months have seen a lot of great news!

Vegan Outreach recently distributed our 11 millionth booklet!

And everywhere, people are talking about factory farming, the downsides of meat, and the benefits of vegetarianism.

From new ballot initiatives and legislation, to Meatless Mondays in schools, to investigations of brutality and exposés on E. coli, to Time’s cover story “The Real Cost of Cheap Food,” more and more people are considering their food choices.

The effects are incredible: a new poll indicates more than a million new vegetarians a year!

As Vegan Outreach’s Adopt a College leafleting campaign continues to reach thousands and thousands of new people every single week, change is growing!

In their latest poll of 100,000 college students, Aramark (a major food service company) found that fully 30 percent of students said that it was “very important” to them to have vegetarian food options on campus. This is up four points in just two years!

The more people know, the more people choose veg!

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

Your donation will fund immediate action for the animals by helping us continue to provide new people with persuasive reasons for making compassionate choices.

So far, hundreds and hundreds of dedicated individuals have contributed more than $70,000 towards the matching challenge.

But we need your help today to put the entire $180,000 to work for the animals!

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

VO Booklets Save Animals: Donate Today!

Vegan Outreach | POB 30865 | Tucson, AZ 85751

Please be a part of the progress: make the gift that keeps on giving – you’ll be glad you did!

For the animals,
Anne, Jack, Jon, & Matt

P.S. Your contribution today is critical, and will directly determine how many new people are reached – and how many new vegetarians there are – in 2010. Please take the opportunity to be a part of this efficient, effective, focused outreach and have your donation doubled, dollar for dollar, today! Thank you so much!

 

Notes from Our Members

Thank you for handing me this booklet – it has opened my eyes. As I was reading it, I decided that I want to become a vegan. I see that there is a wide variety of vegan foods that I did not know about. Keep doing what you are doing and opening the eyes of people about what is happening to these animals.
—HS, 12/15/09

Gary Loewenthal
Gary Loewenthal takes the animals’ plight to students at the University of DC.

Lots of good interactions today at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. After having read the booklet, one guy commented, “There’s some disturbing (stuff) in there.” One girl stopped to tell me that the booklet had inspired her to go back to being vegan. One girl said, “Oh yay, you guys are here again!” She said she hardly ate any meat, but was worried about protein. I gave her some advice and a Guide for nutrition info. She left saying, “Keep showing people what’s going on.”
     I had a longer conversation with a guy who works two days a week at a nearby slaughterhouse doing computer automation. He said some people who worked there were (messed) up, particularly the “knocker” and the “sticker.”
—Fred Tyler, 11/18/09

Positive responses at Lehman College, including, “Wow, this is really important. It’s so messed up because the animals can’t speak up for themselves.”
—Eileen Botti, 11/22/09

The Revolve Tour (a Christian event aimed at teenage girls) was, once again, awesome to leaflet. I targeted the young people I came across, but one of the women I accidentally leafleted came over to me a few minutes later (with her daughter) and said, “This is evil, evil, evil!!” I was worried she was mad at me for distributing veg info, but she actually wanted to know where to shop. The booklet, she said, made her realize why she shouldn’t be eating meat. We talked for a little while and I gave her a Guide and a local veg dining guide.
      Earlier, my sister-in-law told me that she watched a woman on the light rail talk about vegetarianism with two girls. The woman asked them, “Do you want to know why I’m vegetarian?” then pulled out a Compassionate Choices booklet! The woman explained to the girls that animals are sweet and they aren’t treated well. My sister-in-law watched them look through the booklet together.
—Jessica Dadds, 11/14/09

SJDC student
Engrossed at San Joaquin Delta College.

At Cal Poly Pomona, one girl said we should just try to change the laws. “But think about how many more vegetarians there are today than just 10 years ago,” I told her. I think we are still a civilization in its infancy and the dark ages are only now starting to come to an end. Equal access to things like education and health care are only barely becoming realities, for women, for minorities, and for the poor. And we still send great armies to kill “enemies” in faraway places, and they us. And as far as our treatment of animals is concerned, the word horrific does it no justice. But, in time, we will overcome.
—Stewart Solomon, 11/25/09

In addition to leafleting the Thanksgiving Day parade with Casey (Constable), I leafleted at the annual Thanksgiving Feast downtown, where I overheard a girl telling her friends that she got a Why Vegan? at this same event last year, and that it caused her to go vegetarian.
—Eugene Khutoryansky, 11/28/09

Rebekah (Sinclair) and I heard some good comments at CSU Northridge, including one fellow who said, “I know this is going to make me think twice about eating turkey this week.” Because I was off to the side, I could hear people’s comments after they received leaflets from Rebekah. I heard one student ask her friend why she was a vegetarian and I was reminded that leaflets can get conversations started among people, extending their impact and providing a stage for veg-friendlies to talk to their friends about their own transformation and journey.
—Brianne Donaldson, 11/24/09

Spoke to a student who read the Compassionate Choices booklet during lunch and said she ordered the Guide and will be going vegan. Another person also said he is going vegan. He couldn’t believe how horrific they treat the pigs here in NC.
—Rob Gilbride, 11/30/09

I confess I was nervous today because Wichita State is smack in the middle of several small farming towns. I feared James (Brennaman) and I would have poor reception. In reality it was the opposite. I’ve never had such good response! I talked to a group of students who were preparing a presentation on oppression for a sociology class. They took a stack of pamphlets because they were including animal cruelty. Then towards the end of our day, a couple of students filmed us. They did a short interview with James about what we were doing for their campus news station.
—Eva Helsel, 12/1/09

Lana Fuerst
While tabling at a “Green Day” event at the local mall, Lana Fuerst reaches out to another shopper.

Five productive class changes at De Anza College. Some good quotes:
      To friend: “Dude, this was the pamphlet that guy got in trouble for reading in class!”
      “I totally didn’t eat turkey this Thanksgiving, this is just too sad.”
      “I was looking for you! I really wanted one of these.”
Chatted for a few minutes with a guy when I asked him what he thought of the pamphlet. He said he really didn’t know much about what was going on and it really opened his eyes. I told him the same thing happened to me nearly three years ago and I’ve been veg ever since. He was really excited to get a Guide.
—Brian Grupe, 12/1/09

I had been woefully inadequate as an advocate for the last few years because I feel so much grief for the animals. Six months ago I decided to work through my feelings. I typed a list of some of your quotes from your articles, and reading it is how I start each day. You not only save animals, you save advocates too. Thanking you feels inadequate. You are doing the best thing possible for animals. Your weekly newsletter inspires me. Thanks for all you do.
—BK, 12/7/09

Even after doing this work for years, I’m still continually overwhelmed (in a good way) by the great sense of urgency and elation that comes from doing this, even if it’s for three hours at a low-populated school on a Friday afternoon. It only takes one interaction to create the next Joe Espinosa or Brian Grupe. Each day and each leaflet counts! What an awesome opportunity we all have to push the ball forward for such an important cause.
—Jon Camp, 11/20/09

 

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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.

All donations are tax-deductible.

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POB 30865, Tucson, AZ 85751-0865

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