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reducing the suffering of farmed animals
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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  August 4, 2010
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Notes from Vegan Outreach

More Voices for the Animals…Because of You!

Thank You!

Thanks so much to everyone who worked so hard and gave so generously to make Team Vegan 2010 such a huge success! Very special thanks go to John and Fany, for making Team Vegan possible! Also to Anonymous, for the double-doubling, and to Steve, Joanna and Kevin for extending the challenge!

Because of all of you, Vegan Outreach will be able to reach many, many more people with the animals’ message this coming school year! This is the necessary work for a world that isn’t just a bit less bad, but fundamentally better.

Every time you see a picture of a leafleter reaching a new person, check out the latest Adopt a College milestone, or read a new piece of feedback, know that you played a key role!

As always, VO will do our best to make sure your support has the maximum impact!

 

From JackNorrisRD.com

 

Product of the Week

Bora Bora bar

Jack: “If you are looking for an alternative to the almost candy-like taste of many energy bars, try the Bora Bora bars.”

Please submit your product of the week via this page; previous entries here.

 

Notes from All Over

Lightning Round

 

Notes from Our Members

Laura Hart
Laura Hart (above) and Todd Lent (below) take the animals’ case to the students at SUNY Albany.

During MFA’s leafleting this evening, one guy came over to talk to me after reading the Compassionate Choices. He said he recently read JSF’s Eating Animals and saw Food, Inc. and stopped eating meat. Now he is interested in becoming vegan and was happy to see us there because he had so many questions about what to eat and how to be veg. He told me, “The thing is, I’m just a regular guy, but I don’t want animals to suffer.” We talked for a couple minutes and he took a Guide and my card in case he has more questions. Talk about being in the right place at the right time! One of the great things about leafleting is being there when someone is ready like that.
—Leslie Patterson, 6/9/10

Exhausting but awesome day of outreach at UC Davis, where Matt (Zavortink), Theo (Summer), and I reached over 1,500 students. A woman told us that nine years ago, her brother had brought home a VO pamphlet he’d gotten at UC Davis, and she’s been veg ever since. She told us it was really nostalgic seeing one of our leaflets.
—Brian Grupe, 6/1/10

Todd Lent

Plenty of interest in vegan meal ideas at Hollywood Beach today. When people ask me, “So what do you eat?” I like to say, “What do you eat?” and then give them the vegan version of all their meals!
—Linda Bower, 5/30/10

I only had a few minutes, but Nick (Kuiper) and I were able to hand out a quick 101 booklets at the Art Walk. The most interesting interaction was when I gave the brochure to two girls, one of whom was non-veg and dropped the brochure. The other girl, a vegetarian, picked it back up and pleaded with her friend to read it, saying, “This is why I’m vegetarian!” Then I met someone who said they went veg after reading the brochure!
—Jeff Boghosian, 6/5/10

The students at Corvallis High School were very receptive. One guy told me that they watched Food, Inc. in his health class. Another came over and asked for a few for friends. I saw the students standing around reading the booklets. Met four kids who were either vegetarian or almost vegetarian.
—Nettie Schwager, 6/10/10

Jenn Adams
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students have their lives changed by Jenn Adams.

Heard from ten vegetarians and five vegans at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Also heard from three people who stated that getting the booklet in the past had moved them to decrease their meat consumption. I seized the opportunity to point out that dropping smaller animals from their diets such as fishes and chickens would spare more animals from suffering and death compared to larger animals.
     The school was prominently advertising the new vegan falafel burger available on a bun, in a pita, or in a lettuce wrap, as well as Amy’s dishes. The student group has done a good job here of getting good vegan foods made available and well announced to the students.
—Joe Espinosa, 6/8/10

Paula von der Lancken
Paula von der Lancken creates more change at Hudson Valley Community College.

Tabling at Sapperton Day was fabulous! We handed out almost all of the Why Vegan? and Even If You Like Meat booklets you sent. We had great conversations with many, many people about veganism and making compassionate choices. There was a group of teenage girls that I spoke to for some time. One of them was vegetarian, and her friends suddenly seemed to understand. One was almost in tears after looking through the Why Vegan? booklet, but in a good way, as if she was enlightened and knew it was her calling to make a change in her lifestyle.
     The funniest was this older man who kept cracking all these meat jokes (not vegan friendly) to a staff person at the shop; after I approached him and said, “Hello!” he said, “You’re vegan? You look healthy!” as if to say all the vegans he has ever met before have been malnourished. He kept making fun of us being vegan, and so we went into details of factory farming, and in the end he ended up asking if he could read Why Vegan? It was a great day!
—Jennifer Jamal, Karmavore, 6/13/10

Erin (Marion) rocked the Indianapolis Pride Festival this weekend! It’s exciting to see more and more outreach springing up and taking hold in different metropolitan regions. What kudzu is to the south, Vegan Outreach is to North America – pervasive, quickly spreading, and impossible to control. But unlike kudzu, we are welcomed by residents with open arms, and not sprayed at with herbicides. Vegan Outreach: The invasive species you’ll learn to love.
—Jon Camp, 6/12/10

 

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All donations are tax-deductible.

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