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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  October 20, 2010

Notes from Vegan Outreach

  DaVel Walker
  DaVel Walker provides information and a positive example at Riverside Community College.

PDF of the Week

Jon Camp has developed a new trifold brochure (PDF) to promote Vegan Outreach! Feel free to contact us if you would like to receive some!


Hey, Have You Moved?

Lauren’s latest masterpiece – VO’s 2010 newsletter – is at the printer. If you have moved in the past year, please contact us with your updated address. Every forwarded or returned newsletter costs Vegan Outreach money – money that could instead go to helping animals!

Thanks so much!


Planning Ahead: Stock Donations Save Animals and Taxes!

If you donate appreciated stocks or mutual funds to Vegan Outreach by the end of the year, you can save on your taxes and help Vegan Outreach activists reach more people! Please contact Vegan Outreach if you have any questions.


From “Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach!” & Jack Norris RD Blogs


Sunshine Patty

Product of the Week

Paul: “I’d never seen this flavor of Sunshine Burger until this past week and I’m already addicted.”

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


Notes from Our Members

Naimah Abdullah
Naimah Abdullah helps expose modern agribusiness at Clemson.

Today I received your booklet at the University of North Dakota. I have always been a meat eater; however, after seeing and reading the disturbing things in your pamphlet, I have decided to consume far less meat, if any at all. It is hard to believe that animals can be treated as cruelly as this. It really sickens me to see something of this nature. What are we doing to God’s creatures? We are killing them in such a manner for what? Food? It is wrong! There is perfectly good food out there that does not require this! So thank you for your work! I am going to start my changes today!
—DB, 10/11/10

Bismarck State University, University of Mary, and Dickinson State University were all small but worthwhile. At BSU, I had only one person reject me – everyone else took a leaflet. I had one very excited vegetarian stop and talk to me. From the way she was talking it seemed as if I was the first veg person she had ever met; I gave her a Guide.
—Phil Letten, 9/7/10

Darina and I heard from dozens of vegetarians at Indiana University at Bloomington – good reception and very little antagonism. We reached over 2,600 students. The very first person I offered a booklet to was vegetarian, and one of the last let me know that getting the booklet last semester is what moved him to become vegetarian.
—Joe Espinosa, 9/6/10

While leafleting at Daley College and the University of Illinois, Chicago, I heard from a number of students planning to change their diets. One woman told me, “That’s the magazine that made my daughter go vegetarian!” One young man took a booklet, then came back a couple minutes later upset. He said, “This is disgusting! I don’t think I can eat this anymore. How do vegans get protein?” I told him about some options and gave him a Guide. He said, “Thanks, I think I’m going to try this!”
—Leslie Patterson, 9/3/10

Guide reader
Pull up a chair! A student at California’s Canada College is Guided by a booklet received from Brian Grupe.

A long but productive day of outreach at East Carolina University, where I reached over 2,500 students. Saturating the campus created a buzz and increased interest as a number of students and even some faculty members stopped and asked for booklets while I was leafleting others. Also had productive interactions. For example, one guy who initially wasn’t interested at all and proclaimed his love for “steak” ended up leaving with a Guide after I told him that cutting back makes a difference, to think meal by meal, and encouraged him to try Gardein and other great-tasting vegan versions of foods he normally eats. As he was leaving, he said, “You did good; you got something going on up here now,” while pointing to his brain.
—Brandon Becker, 10/14/10

Lots of vegetarians at SUNY Purchase – one of whom told Aleta he went vegan as a result of receiving an Even If You Like Meat booklet. They even have a veg cafeteria! Aleta had students line up to get a booklet. The second vegan student I met said she went vegan at college, as she has no support at home. Two students came up with questions, and after a great conversation, one of them – Jessica – stayed to leaflet!
—Karen James, 9/4/10

Great outreach at the First Friday artwalk, where we showed video and leafleted the passersby. We had excellent interactions with people and heard many lines such as, “I didn’t think that’s how the animals were raised” and “This is changing my life.” People were eager to get the Guide “how-tos.” The take rate was about 90% for both people watching the video as well as passersby.
—John Oberg, 9/3/10

Chris Murphy
More Floridians learn the truth from Christopher Murphy.

What a morning at SUNY Albany! Twice I was referred to as “You Guys” (“Oh – it’s You Guys”).
     One student said he tried being vegan for two weeks but it wasn’t for him. I said that every meal without animal products is a little victory, and that back when I was a runner I used to find that if I could just talk myself into getting into my running clothes and doing a block, I would find myself exceeding my initial goal by a few miles.
     Another student commented that we shouldn’t be condemning people for eating meat when we use up all these resources to eat vegetables. I managed to get him to stop to talk about it by expressing an interest in his point of view. Then I explained that it takes more plants, not fewer, to feed an omnivore. It was wonderful to see his arguments fade into the air and his disdain turn to admiration as he discovered that Vegan Outreach is not about taking the moral high ground, but about the prevention of suffering.
—Laura Hart, 9/3/10


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