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reducing the suffering of farmed animals
by promoting informed, ethical eating.

Donations to VO are fully tax-deductible.
VO’s tax identification no. is #86-0736818.

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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  November 17, 2010
This issue sponsored by Malcolm’s Miracle Skincare
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Notes from Vegan Outreach

VO News


The fall 2010 issue of Vegan Outreach News is now available online. Articles include: Sizzling Summer Distro; Adopt a College Never Ceases to Amaze!; Who Thinks That Is Enough?; An Ex-Vegan’s Interview with Jack Norris; and Team Vegan Rocks!

If you’d like to learn more about Vegan Outreach, please take a moment to peruse this annual summary. To receive a hard copy for yourself, or copies to distribute in your community, please contact us!

The newsletter also has more details about the amazing end-of-year matching challenge. Right now, your fully tax-deductible contribution will be matched, dollar for dollar!

Double Your Donation!

Want the biggest bang for your buck?

Please consider making a special donation to this challenge – your support will go twice as far toward a more compassionate world. In the print newsletter – and below – you can read some of the payoff of the work we accomplish together!

You can use a credit card to make a secure donation online, or send a check or money order to:

Vegan Outreach | POB 30865 | Tucson, AZ 85751

You’ll be glad you did!


What We Accomplish

Leah Wagner
Leah Wagner opens eyes at UNC, Chapel Hill.

When we say, “Together, we’re reaching new people every day,” we mean it! Here’s a recent week of booklet totals entered into the Adopt a College database:

November 5 10,630
November 4 10,816
November 3 11,226
November 2 11,003
November 1 10,306
October 31 12,831
October 30 4,289

Again – this is only possible because of everyone who donates to print and distribute booklets, allowing the incredibly dedicated activists to go directly to tens of thousands of new people every week.

Thanks so much to everyone who is a part of this powerful, necessary work!


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


Products of the Week

Holiday Roast

November is a great month to shop at The Vegetarian Site!

Julia: “Match’s Holiday Roast. Just in time for the holidays. This roast is another alternative to Tofurky and Field Roast.”

Please submit your favorite products; you can view previous entries here.


Notes from All Over

Lightning Round


Notes from Our Members

Long-lasting results! Jon met Matthew at the recent Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival: “He’s been vegan since receiving a Vegan Outreach booklet at Carnegie Mellon University back in 1994, very shortly after VO was founded.”

At Kenyon College, Brian and I saw lots of students reading and had several profound talks. Also overheard that an English class discussed the booklets. Best part of day for me was when three students and a professor were grilling me about sustainable meat, etc. I conceded it was better than factory farming but held firm against killing when not necessary. Compassion is putting yourself in the place of the victim and I’m sure pigs, chickens, deer, lobsters don’t want to be killed. It’s as simple as grabbing from one shelf and not the other.
—Vic Sjodin, 11/3/10

A couple of people were handing out your leaflets at my school, Kenyon College, today. Although I have been a vegetarian for over seven years, your booklets really helped renew my dedication to the cause. I REALLY appreciated that they weren’t polarizing like other organizations. Your leafleters approached the vegan/ vegetarian issue in a very reasonable way. PLEASE keep up the good work – the world needs to know.
—AD, 11/3/10

Karen James
Karen James changes another life at Central Connecticut State.

I’m a military spouse living on an Army base in Germany. My husband, son and I were walking through Prague’s Old Town where I was handed your booklet. I read it, and it haunted me. It took two months, but it percolated in the back of my mind until I became a vegan three days ago. I just decided that I didn’t want to pay people to do that to animals. I am finally at peace with my diet.
     You mention on your web site that everyone likes to be successful. Well, I’m officially one of your statistics. And as the parent and the shopper for this home, I have the ability to influence at least two other individuals’ choices.
—RP, 10/26/10

Laura, Joe, and I leafleted the local no-kill shelter’s “Run for Their Lives,” as we did two years ago. Many people said they had received the booklet before, and we heard from many more vegans and vegetarians this time.
—Leslie Patterson, 9/26/10

Alexis Scherba
Alexis Scherba reaches out to a student at Loyola University; below, a Loyola student is engrossed.

Today was so good! I reached more than 800 students at Everett Community College and 440+ at Skagit Valley College. Good conversations, too. For example, I bro’ed down with two African American students. They were very interested. One woman took a booklet, stopped, quickly flipped through and looked at the pictures. She asked, “Is this real?” and said she loved animals but really, really, really loved meat. I responded that I also loved meat and that taste was not the reason I gave meat up. She then told me she wanted to go veg, and I gave her a Guide.
—Phil Letten, 9/27/10

From the latest batch of online requests for the Guide:

I was recently handed a Compassionate Choices at college and want to learn more about taking another step toward compassionate treatment of sentient beings.
—MS, 11/7/10, Chicago, IL

Loyola student

A friend of mine had a booklet containing photographs of animals in slaughterhouses, and I realized I am supporting a cruel industry by eating meat or products derived from animals. It quickly opened my eyes to reality. While there are many health benefits that come with being vegan, my number one reason for going vegan is to help end animal cruelty.
—SS, 11/5/10, Newark, NJ

I received a booklet at Colbert/Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. Thank you for this great information. It needs to get out there to more people. People need to realize where their food comes from and the price we’re paying environmentally and that the animals are paying personally/ physically. We value profit over life – it’s sad. I appreciate your efforts.
—RM, 10/31/10

I received a booklet at the Holly Springs, NC community festival. I knew bad stuff goes on but I never allowed myself to really think about it. This booklet changed everything and I can no longer support these torture chambers. Thank you for making me aware. I’m really going to try the vegan thing and hopefully make a difference.
—MC, 11/6/10, Apex, NC

Real people, real results – every day!
Please have your donation doubled today – and help create even more change!


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Vegan Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the suffering of farmed animals by promoting informed, ethical eating.

All donations are tax-deductible.

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