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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  March 31, 2010

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!

VO Blog

We’re excited to announce Vegan Outreach has launched our initial group blog! You can subscribe via email or through the feed, or just come by occasionally to see what’s new. Feel free to drop us feedback and comments.

A recent post shared this quote from George Thorndike Angell, founder of the MSPCA:

We must never forget that the infinitely most important work for us is the humane education of the millions who are soon to come on the stage of action.


Nutrition Updates

Speaking of blogs, VO’s President, Jack Norris, RD, has several new posts covering vitamin D and mineral absorption.


Product of the Week

Tasty Bite

Leila: “I highly recommend the vegan Tasty Bite Indian entrées. My favorites are the Bengal Lentils and Channa Masala – both high in fiber and other nutrients. The meals are heat-and-serve and come in microwaveable pouches (can also be boiled). I’m addicted!” Also available at Amazon.

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


Notes from All Over

A Night Out with Alicia Silverstone

A Vegan in Word and Deed: “At one point I looked at my dog, who was my best friend, and I thought, If I’m not going to eat you, then how can I eat these other creatures who have the same capacity for love and joy?” she recalled. Full story.


Upcoming: Camp & Bake Sale

  • YEA Camp – vegan-friendly summer camp (in Portland, OR and Santa Cruz, CA) for teenagers to learn advocacy – is now taking registration applications.
  • Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale has been set for April 24 through May 2!


Lightning Round


Daniel Earle
Daniel Earle helps an Eastern Michigan University student learn the truth; below, another EMU student studies a booklet received from Leah Wagner.

Notes from Our Members

Written to Nikki Benoit:
Do you think I could join you the next time you leaflet in my area? I’ve never done it before, but truth be told, I became vegetarian five years ago because a girl in my class gave me a Why Vegan? when I asked her about her lifestyle. Now a vegan, I’m interested in activism.
—AT, 3/23/10

Written to Jon Camp:
I just read your profile and wanted to let you know that I became vegan after you handed me a pamphlet while I was a student at the College of New Jersey in 2006. I have since graduated but I continue to be a vegan. You changed my life and I hope you continue to leaflet campuses around the country. Job well done.
—BR, 3/10/10

EMU student

I know working for a nonprofit can be an unrewarding job, so I wanted to let you know that your Guide to Cruelty-Free Eating is really amazing. It totally changed the way my wife and I look at the world.
BR, 3/26/10

At Polk State College, an animal science student sat at a bench and read the leaflet. When she left she thanked me for the information. I saw others reading it as well. A student said receiving the leaflet was timely because animal cruelty is the current subject in her ethics class.
     I also heard the following comments today:
     “Now I won’t be able to eat my lunch!”
     “Oh Lord…” (then the student seemed speechless).
     “This is so relevant!”
—Lana Smithson, 3/11/10

Darina Smith
Darina Smith reaches the incoming students at Roberto Clemente High School in Chicago.

Many students at the University of Illinois, Chicago reported having gotten the booklet in the past, and one came up to let me know that getting the booklet from me two years ago is what moved him to go vegetarian. He had not gotten a Guide, so I gave him one. I overheard another trio of students talking after one took the booklet and stated that this was the booklet that moved her other friend to become vegetarian.
—Joe Espinosa, 3/11/10

Leafleting the University of Colorado in the evening, one woman refused a Compassionate Choices, saying, “I like my greasy chicken.” I told her she could eat less meat and still help that way. I asked if she had tried the veggie chickun at a local Chinese restaurant, then showed her the website address I had jotted on the back for vegan dining options in Boulder and Denver. Suddenly she changed her tune and said she had been trying to eat less meat and was happy to get the Guide!
—Barbara Bear, 3/9/10

Kate St. John
Kate St. John makes the animals’ case at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Reached over 1,000 people at UC Santa Barbara. I met two people who are vegan for Lent. One guy said it’s his second time doing it, and after last time, he remained basically vegetarian/ vegan for the rest of the year. He was glad to get a Guide, and I encouraged him to try and stay with it again after Lent.
—Brian Grupe, 3/8/10

I had mostly positive responses at Rowan and more than a 90% take rate! A few students who were interested in going veg took Guides, and I had some positive experiences talking to a few small groups of students who were standing around and asking me about the booklets. One vegetarian wanted to know if there was a group on campus, so I explained to him about getting involved with VO leafleting.
     I was in town visiting my grandma, who took me out to dinner, asking, “So I hear this vegan thing is pretty popular now, huh?” Awesome!
—Eileen Botti, 3/10/10


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All donations are tax-deductible.

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