|Enewsletter • May 5, 2010|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Students, Leaflets, the Animals, and You!
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Notes from All Over
Notes from Our Members
Such an amazing day
at SUNY Albany! Overall, the acceptance rate was
~80%, and I had tons of positive responses and
interactions. A sample:
2,000 students at Virginia Tech
today. One student said she went vegetarian
from getting an Even If You Like Meat
in the past and is now working on being vegan.
Another student wanted to know how she could
get active for animals, so I told her to contact
over 1,000 students at LA Valley
College and Burbank HS. Multiple amazing conversations
– many shocked faces walked back to me
asking what to do. Made headway with a Christian
regarding animals being here for us to “use.”
A girl stopped dead in her tracks reading her
Compassionate Choices – I handed
her a Guide. One couple received their
leaflets and the girl immediately slapped her
boyfriend, holding the Even If You Like
Meat in his face: “See why you need
to go vegetarian??”
encouraging day at the University
of Southern Mississippi! One girl said she just
saw Earthlings; turns out a Spanish
professor had shown it at 8 AM class. I found
the teacher and she let me talk to the subsequent
two classes before the movie started and give
out booklets. Lots of people read the pamphlets
and had questions, and you could hear the sobbing
during the movie. Later, while leafleting again,
three girls said that the film and booklets
worked – they did not eat meat for lunch
and implied they would not again. I’m
sure many went veg today.
happy to finally hit 2,600-student
Taft HS before flying out of O’Hare on a business
trip. Many groups had loud reactions after seeing
the content; I could detect shock and disgust.
However, I was glad to be there to plant the
My friend Alison joined
me at the University of Wisconsin – Green
Bay; she was a natural! One woman said that
getting an Even If You Like Meat in the past
was what made her go vegetarian. She hadn’t
ordered a Guide, so she was excited
to get one. A friend of hers also wanted a Guide,
saying she had been vegetarian before and thought
she would go back to it. One woman said, “I
got one earlier. It was very interesting. I
want to change my eating habits.” Maybe
her new Guide will help.
Anza College, I handed one to
a guy who was standing alone. I noticed he spent
about fifteen minutes reading it, then was joined
by three friends. Of these three, a girl took
his copy and started reading it. Two minutes
later she turned to a page and then threw the
booklet on the ground in disgust, and then picked
it up and resumed reading. When she finished
she handed the booklet to another friend, who
in turn spent several minutes reading it.
more people learned the truth
today. Had one girl say, “I’m going vegetarian
right now.” That makes it all worth it!
Claudine, Amanda, Bernie, and
I reached over 1,300 students at the University
of Washington – Seattle. The biggest highlight
for me today was when a young lady turned around
after walking about 20 feet and told me that
she had been putting off looking into this issue
because she was afraid to change even though
she knew it was the right thing to do. We had
about a five minute discussion (mostly her asking
about how I changed my diet and issues surrounding
free-range animal products) and she eagerly
accepted a Guide and my contact info and walked
away saying, and I quote, “You’ve
just changed a life today.” Truly a moment
among moments for me.
for supplying us
with booklets for our Winter Tour – we
reached a lot of new people! After we got the
booklets, two other members of our band went
vegetarian and I am now vegan.