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reducing the suffering of farmed animals
by promoting informed, ethical eating.

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VO’s tax identification no. is #86-0736818.

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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  April 14, 2010

Notes from Vegan Outreach

You and Team Vegan 2010 – More Opportunities for the Animals!

Team Vegan 2010

Get ready for Team Vegan 2010!

This year’s Team Vegan offers more opportunities for anyone, anywhere to get involved!

That means you!

Don’t want to run? You can train for a walkathon, or set a biking goal, or swim to get in shape. You can plan a leaflet-athon, walk dogs, cat-sit, etc. You can have a bake sale or do other fundraising.

If you do want to train and race, we’ll be developing various training programs for different levels and distances, and we can help you find a race in your area.

Team Vegan 2009

The Team Vegan website is now live, so you can set up your page! We’ve also set up a Team Vegan blog, where we are already posting training tips, schedules, and links of general interest – please join up and post your questions and insights. The Team Vegan Facebook page is back, allowing people across the country to interact.

Again this year, our incredible members John and Fany will double the money you raise, dollar for dollar to $75,000! Donations to any Team Vegan member or to the General fund from May 1 through July 31, 2010 will be matched up to $75,000.

This is a great opportunity for everyone to get involved with Vegan Outreach, work together towards a goal, and help the animals! Be sure to come by the Team Vegan blog and Facebook page for more updates, and feel free to contact us with questions or comments – thanks!

 

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

 

Notes from All Over

Lightning Round

 

Notes from Our Members

Lesley Parker-Rollins
Lesley Parker-Rollins promotes the animals’ message at Towson University; below, a University of Maryland student studies the truth.

My husband, a friend, and I went to dinner last night. They wanted to dispute veganism. For example they brought up how Jesus ate meat. But I remembered your bottom line; my response was, “I don’t want to fight. I don’t know about God’s reason for allowing this; the reason I am doing this is because I want to reduce suffering.” That was the end of the conversation. Your message/ focus is extremely effective.
—VN, 4/10/10

While leafleting at the Justin Bieber concert, I overheard one girl telling her friends, “This is the booklet that Scarlet and I got before, and it is what caused both of us to go vegetarian.” Later, I overheard another girl also telling her friends that she is a vegetarian because of this booklet.
—Eugene Khutoryansky, 3/21/10

At Polk State, the highlight was when a girl told me, “Oh I love you for handing those out! I am SO glad you’re here! I just had to find you to tell you that!” She gave me a hug and lamented that some of her friends and family are not at all supportive. I gave her some encouragement and an AML. I also told her a little about AAC and suggested she check out VO’s website. She said she would and then she gave me another hug.
     At the University of South Florida, a pregnant student quickly looked over the leaflet then exclaimed, “This is why I’m vegan!” It warms my heart that her child will be born into a compassionate atmosphere.
Lana Smithson, 3/23/10

UMD student

Here’s my donation. I received my tax refund today and thought you guys deserved a piece of the (vegan) pie!
—CS, 4/7/10

SAR and I reached nearly 1,500 students at Sacramento City College today. Met quite a few vegans and chatted with a number of people interested in going veg or reducing their animal product consumption. Also met two VO supporters who were excited to meet someone leafleting. Talked with a woman who had worked at a chicken factory in Arkansas. She said it was really disturbing what she saw and also very unfair to the immigrants who were hired to work in the factory. She said she worked in the “tub,” where they had to mostly clean out maggots and dirt that had accumulated during transport. She happily accepted a Guide.
—Brian Grupe, 3/17/10

High reception rate at Indiana University at South Bend, where I handed out 666 Even If You Like Meat booklets and seven Guides. Had two harm reduction conversations with students, highlighting the point that it takes about 190 chickens to make the same amount of edible flesh as just one beef steer. Also was informed by a student that there is a Facebook page for the “Help Stop Violence” guy, which apparently is me.
—Joe Espinosa, 3/23/10

At West Connecticut University, I spoke with a woman who said that her husband turned vegan as a result of the Even If You Like Meat leaflet that we handed out three weeks ago!
—Karen James, 3/23/10

Roy Taylor
Roy Taylor spends his lunch hour helping animals at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.

Reached over 400 people at Northeastern, and 300+ at MIT. At NE, one guy was new to vegetarianism and he was super-excited about the Guide. Good discussions at MIT, including a young man who came back with a vegetarian burrito to let me know that getting the booklet earlier in the day made him really confront the suffering of farmed animals, hence his vegetarian meal.
—Jon Camp, 3/17/10

Becky, our six-year-old, is on spring break this week. Monday, she came to school with me. One high schooler asked her if she was vegetarian. Then another asked why. She replied, “Because meat is made of animals.” Simple enough. Today, I offered to take her to a movie or do whatever she wanted. She wanted to go leafleting. She was incredible, holding a pack of 50 at once, running up to everyone on the walk. She reached 600 students at Cal State Northridge.
Stewart Solomon, 3/18/10

 

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All donations are tax-deductible.

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