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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  August 3, 2011

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Link of the Week: Be Three Times More Effective!

Vegan for Life

By Matt Ball; excerpts:

Jack’s experience is backed up in this new Psychology Today article, which indicates 75% of people who go vegetarian in the U.S. eventually go back to eating animals. 75%! In other words, if everyone who went vegetarian had stayed vegetarian, there would be three times more vegetarians in the U.S. today!

And what is the leading cause of people going back to eating animals? The existence of “happy meat”? Ha! Peer pressure? Nope. Missing the taste? Not even close.

You guessed it – the leading reason most vegetarians go back to eating animals is because they didn’t feel healthy.…

The latter is why Jack and Ginny’s book – and their work in general – is of vital importance.

It is an absolute moral imperative that we learn and present the reality of vegan nutrition, so we can stop throwing away 75% of our efforts. The animals deserve no less.

Full article, and links.

 

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

Video and audio this week:

 

Product of the Week

Vegan calamari

Gerry and Sue: “Today, we tried Sophie’s Kitchen Vegan Calamari from Whole Foods. Delicious!”

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

 

Notes from Our Members

Chicago Warped Tour stop
Arathi Jayaram helps open eyes at the Chicago Warped Tour stop, with David Coman-Hidy in the background.

While reading Adopt a College posts, I saw Jon’s recommendation to leaflet shows by the Decemberists. I clicked on the link he provided and, to my great surprise, saw that they were playing at that very moment just 10 miles away! I jumped in my car immediately. The folks I found were friendly and I had good conversations. Someone gave me a high five after getting a leaflet. A few commented on how “messed up” factory farming is. Several young men wearing “Environment Maine” T-shirts seemed very interested in the info.
     Today at the Michael Franti concert, I heard from a family of vegetarians and a family of vegans. I also heard from a woman who said she had been a vegetarian but developed a severe B12 deficiency. She said she would prefer to be vegetarian and to raise her three children veg, but the deficiency really scared her, and her doctors (plural) told her she must eat meat (which she now does). I told her about Jack’s website and she seemed interested to check it out.
—Lana Smithson, 6/16/11

At Golden West College, a buff athletic man eagerly accepted a booklet when offered “Info to help animals?” When he passed by later, he was still buried nose-deep reading it! I thanked him for doing so and he stopped to say, “I was driving on the freeway yesterday and saw a truck with chickens crammed in the back…that pissed me off!! So THANK YOU for being out here doing this. I WILL read this!”
—Nikki Benoit, 6/13/11

Borough Hall in Brooklyn is a great spot! The people who pass by are very friendly and receptive to the cause. Meredith and I had loads of people ask us questions on what to eat after reading the pamphlet. We handed out 500 in only an hour, and will definitely bring more next time!
—Danielle Amodeo, 7/1/11

Fiesta del Sol
At Chicago’s Fiesta del Sol, ¿Por qué vegetariano? has captured another mind.

Great day leafleting the Boulder Farmers’ Market / Yoga Festival. I had so many conversations with people who were in transition from flesh-eating to vegetarian and vegetarian to vegan I can’t recount them all. I also met loads of vegans today. One guy told me he’d gotten a Compassionate Choices on campus a year or two ago and since then had really embraced the ideas in it. A woman told me that since getting a Compassionate Choices and our conversing then, she’s decided to go vegan after being on the fence for years. She asked me all kinds of questions about dairy substitutes, etc. and read the Guide from cover to cover.
—Barbara Bear, 6/18/11

The summer school and prospective students were receptive at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, even though it was very hot! Best conversation:
     “I got that before.”
     “What’d you think?”
     “KFC is off the menu now!”
—Elaine Vigneault, 6/20/11

 

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