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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  August 25, 2010

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Jack Norris

Link of the Week: Being vegan is the least I can do.

Interview with Jack Norris.


Attention: Illinois!

Vegan Outreach is looking for an attorney to serve as local counsel for a free speech case in Springfield, IL. If the case is successful, the local counsel could recover attorneys’ fees at the conclusion of the case. All costs incurred by local counsel during the case will be immediately reimbursed to local counsel and do not depend upon the successful outcome of the case. If you are interested, please contact Jack at jackn (at) veganoutreach (dot) org.


Products of the Week


Kaitlyn: “Alternative Baking Company cookies are, by far, the best cookies I’ve ever had that are 100% vegan and cruelty free!”

Want to make your own goodies? Amazing activist Ann has a cupcake recipe, with video to guide you!

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


Notes from All Over

Lightning Round


Anthony S.

Notes from Our Members

My husband and I leafleted the local Lilith Fair stop. Here are a few of our favorite interactions:
     “I already went vegetarian because of that,” pointing to leaflet.
     “God bless you for doing this work.”
     A girl took a leaflet from me and said, “Don’t worry. I’ll go over this with my friends.” Turns to friends, “C’mon you carnivores!”
     At one point, a tiny girl pushed through the crowd yelling, “I want it! I want to help animals!” She grabbed a brochure from me, and then hit up Anthony (at right) for one, too.
     One of the parking attendants took a long time reading the brochure. She was disturbed by what she saw, and talked with Anthony for a long time about how to make a change that her family wouldn’t oppose (full report here).
—Caitlin S., 8/2/10

Amber Coon
Amber Coon undermines agribusiness’ attempt to hide the truth.

It rained on and off the entire time Casey and I were at the Dallas Warped Tour stop, but we still reached nearly 3,000 people. We heard from people who had gotten the booklets in the past, and they told us how it changed them.
     I met one girl who said that she still eats meat (chicken in particular), but told me not to worry – she is a member of (another animal group) because she is opposed to animal testing. She said that she thinks meat is OK because Jesus said that this is what animals were made for. I replied that I am unaware of Jesus ever saying that it is OK to torture animals. She said that she is not torturing animals. I replied that we are hiring other people to do it on our behalf. She then said that she can’t give meat up because it tastes too good. But after further conversation, she took a Guide and promised she would now try to go vegetarian.
—Eugene Khutoryansky, 7/3/10

Very light foot traffic at Chaffey College yesterday, but I met four vegans in the first 20 minutes – two of whom are eager to do something about this issue. Then a young man came back asking where he could get the Boca burgers pictured in the leaflet. Then a security guard informed me that he’s cut back on his consumption because of a leaflet from last semester.
     Many hugs and high fives at Pasadena City College today, where I reached over 1,000 students! Reception rate was whoa! One girl was traumatized by the booklet and is now veg. Another opted to skip the leaflet – can’t handle the pictures – and went veg on the spot.
—Nikki Benoit, 7/7/10

Stony Brook mascot
Some animals can stand up for themselves!

It was a great honor to leaflet with Joe on his 39th birthday. We leafleted the summer session at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The reception rate is always quite low at UW, but we’ve heard enough conversion stories from there throughout the years to know that our time leafleting UW is time well spent. A number of people thanked us for being there, and we handed out a lot of Guides. One young man came up to say that Even If You Like Meat was the most tasteful booklet on the subject he had ever seen. He said that by asking people to simply cut their meat consumption, it makes them not feel on the defensive while simultaneously compelling them to make changes to help animals.
—Jon Camp, 6/29/10

Such great interactions at the farmers’ market today! One of the women who came up to thank me said it was a VO pamphlet she’d gotten years ago at a concert that made her go vegan. Another person was very interested and wanted a booklet to show his coworkers. A couple was eager to get involved; I gave them an AML and my email so we can leaflet together.
—Barbara Bear, 7/10/10


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