|Enewsletter • October 20, 2010|
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Notes from Our Members
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
a morning at SUNY Albany! Twice
I was referred to as “You Guys”
(“Oh – it’s You Guys”).