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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  January 20, 2010

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Vegan Nutrition: What Does the Science Say?

Thanks to the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii, you can now watch a video of Jack Norris’ talk Vegan Nutrition: What Does the Science Say?


Product of the Week


The Animal Activist's Handbook: Maximizing Our Positive Impact in Today’s World, coauthored by Matt Ball, VO’s Executive Director, is now available for the Kindle! (You can still order the print version from Vegan Outreach for 1/3 off the cover price.)

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


Notes from All Over

Number of Animals Killed for Food Drops!

Via FARM: “The total number of land animals killed for food in the U.S. in 2008 was down 0.6% from 2007, at 10,279 million, despite a 1% increase in U.S. population, according to data extrapolated from the USDA.”


Erik Marcus Reviews Last Year

Why the number of animals killed will continue to decline: The Year in Meat, 2009.


Notes from Our Members

Aaron Ross

Leafleting at the Galleria Mall, I just happened to overhear one woman tell her friend that she had gone vegetarian because of a booklet she received from me. Later, after talking to a guy for several minutes, his mother chimed in that it was receiving a booklet from me that had convinced him to go veg. So our conversion rate is a lot higher than one would think from just listening to direct feedback.
—Eugene Khutoryansky, 12/21/09

It was freezing, but Wesley College was great. One student said she had received a booklet in the past and, after receiving it again today, is considering going vegetarian. Having read Even If You Like Meat, another student came back and said he will try vegetarian.
—Aaron Ross (above, at George Washington U), 1/11/10

Good interactions at Linn-Benton Community College. One woman said that after getting a booklet last term, she and her fiancé have been eating more meatless meals. Others commented on how sad the pictures and info are. One person was really shocked and asked in disbelief, “Is this still going on?” Had a couple of people ask for extras for friends, and saw other students reading the booklets and talking about it.
—Nettie Schwager, 1/4/10

Met some vegetarians and engaged others in dialogue at Mott Community College. Some told me they wanted to try going vegetarian or at least cut down on meat. At one point I went inside a building to warm up and noticed a bunch of people intently reading the leaflets while sitting down in the lobby.
—Phil Letten, 1/12/10

I saw a lot of kids engrossed in their booklets today at Boulder High School, which is always great to see. One young woman recognized me from a few days ago while I was out dog-walking. At that time she had said, “I like your vegan pin.” I didn’t wear my pin while leafleting today, but when she saw me on her campus, she said, “Hey, I saw you the other day. You’re a vegan – that’s the way to be!” She and her friend happily accepted leaflets.
—Barbara Bear, 1/12/10

Theo Summer

Awesome day of leafleting at the University of California, Davis. Theo Summer (right) and I were in action for six solid hours, and we were joined by Matt Zavortink making his leafleting debut. Students seem to take this issue very seriously. One student reported that they had spent a portion of her comparative sociology course discussing the booklet. A teacher said to me, “Ah! I saw my students with these in class today. You know I teach about this in class.” I heard a number of people remark to a friend/ group, “I can’t look at those pictures!” or “Don’t look at it or you won’t be able to eat meat!” As much as people would like the issue to remain “out of sight, out of mind,” we leafleters will keep on truckin’ until justice is served up in the form of a vegan meal on every plate!
—Brian Grupe, 1/5/10


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