|Enewsletter • March 2, 2011|
Notes from Vegan Outreach
Link of the Week: The Girls Gone Green Talk with Matt Ball
“He stands behind the idea that education is power and the more people are educated about factory farm practices, the more they will choose a compassionate lifestyle.”
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Molly: “Gnu Foods Flavor & Fiber bars. They are really good and really healthy!”
Notes from All Over
Notes from Our Members
I had a productive evening at
Harold Washington College. One man stopped to
tell me it was receiving a booklet from us three
years ago that caused him to become vegetarian
– it completely changed his life. Several students
mentioned that they are moving towards vegetarianism.
One student stopped to say she read the leaflet
and thought it was terrible what is happening
to the animals. She wanted to know what she
could do to help and we talked about how we
can prevent the cruelty just by making vegetarian
was a long but good day at Florida
International University and Broward College,
where I reached over 1,500 students. Two different
people mentioned getting a booklet in the past
and thanked me for doing this work. One man
said he’s been thinking about it for a long
time but today was the push he needed. He seemed
thankful. We chatted for a while and he accepted
to meet more receptive people
at the art walk. Heard from two who are almost
vegetarian as a result of receiving a booklet
before. Another guy said he didn’t eat meat
for two months after he got one. Also had many
short conversations – many people want to change
but have setbacks or are taking it slow. It’s
good we’re out there to remind them and support
Adrianna, and I reached over 3,200
students at Cal State, Los Angeles. Heard from
many veggies. One student – Crystal – was
in tears after receiving a booklet; I watched
her morph into a vegetarian right before my
the University of Colorado, a
woman told me it was timely that I gave her
a Compassionate Choices today, as she
was thinking of going “more vegan.”
A number of students thanked me for leafleting.
One of them currently eats animals, but said
he read the brochure and wants to try being
veg one day per week.
state of Indiana had not salted
I-65 yet Monday morning, so my trip to Purdue
was at a snail’s pace. I arrived without spinning
off the expressway like 12 cars I saw along
the way, and was in action from 9:40am to 5:45pm.
A student who had grown up in a pig farming
family at first dismissed the offer of the booklet,
but later came back and apologized for his attitude.
He talked briefly with me about my history with
animal agriculture and the change to my present
work in animal protection. He took a booklet
with seemingly genuine interest in learning
more about the transformation of animal agriculture
that he himself had seen, which had inspired
him to turn away from a future in farming.
419 students at Seattle Central
Community College, Cornish College of the Arts,
and Antioch University. A man who was waiting
for his son to get out of class came over to
see what I was doing. He told me that his son
has been vegetarian since he was four because he
made the connection of not wanting to hurt animals.
He was excited to talk to me and asked for a
booklet to give to his son – and I saw him looking
through it. After taking a booklet during one
class change, a girl came back to talk to me
during the next – she’s working on becoming
vegan and had some questions.
one of my tour: Olivia and I reached
1,100 students at West Virginia University.
One young man told me the booklet made a profound
impact on him and that he was going to take
his first step towards the goals of the booklet.