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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  November 30, 2011
This issue is sponsored by The Vegetarian Site:
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I support Vegan Outreach because of their single-minded focus on saving as many animals as possible from the horrors of modern agribusiness. Every day, Vegan Outreach strives to be more efficient and effective; every day, Vegan Outreach activists are out there, creating real, lasting change.
—Rory Freedman, #1 New York Times best-selling coauthor of Skinny Bitch

 

  Carlos
  Carlos: “I’m vegetarian because it’s wrong how they treat animals.”

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Notes from Our Members

Nikki and Nani
John Oberg met Nikki & Nani at Gateway Community College; Nani exclaimed, “I’m never eating chicken again!” More from John’s day at GCC.

I have not stopped crying since I saw all those pics of people who have stopped eating meat because of you (left side here). To me personally, there is no higher calling than to help those who have no voice. I absolutely adore what you are doing and am so inspired by all you guys.
—CE, 10/15/11

Richelle, my host, joined me at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and we got loads of good feedback:
     One girl said she didn’t eat mammals and was thinking about making the switch. A Guide was just what she needed to help her on her way.
     An older guy said, “I know all about that. I left agriculture because of it.”
     As a girl walked away she said to her friends, “This is gonna make me vegetarian.”
     I talked with a guy who said, “You know what is wonderful? All I have to do is stop eating chicken to make the change.”
     A girl said, “I read that, and I’m never eating meat again!” She happily took a Guide.
—Fred Tyler, 9/27/11

Red Rocks Community College was an extremely receptive campus! Some students told me how receiving a booklet previously had impacted them.
—Jeni Haines, 10/3/11

Shannon and Brittany

Shannon and Brittany (right) danced and held signs while I leafleted at San Marino High School. The yearbook committee came out equipped with cameras and voice recorders, interviewing and photographing the whole shebang. BOOM!
—Nikki Benoit, 11/22/11

A 15-minute bike ride followed by two bus trips, but outreach at Florida International University was sooo worth it. Great discussions with curious meat eaters. Favorite comment: “I changed my mind.” (Holding booklet to show me) “Got a salad for lunch today instead!”
—Yuri Mitzkewich, 10/14/11

Good day of outreach with John at Glendale Community College. I met a professor who is in charge of the school newspaper and he wants me to present to his class at the beginning of next semester to see if any of the students are interested in covering a story on factory farming! I also ran into a guy I leafleted last time at GCC and he told me that he has drastically reduced the amount of meat he consumes, and thinks about that leaflet often when he is making a choice of what to eat.
—Kirby Mauro, 11/22/11

Most people who said “I like meat” at Fayetteville State ended up taking a booklet after I showed them the pictures of delicious vegan food. One student told me the booklet convinced her to go vegetarian right after Thanksgiving. Her boyfriend was also interested in making the change after I showed him the vegan food pictures. Another student said she is going to go vegan as soon as she graduates from FSU. A faculty member who works for the student newspaper came back and let me know he read the booklet and it got him thinking about his diet. He gladly took a Guide and thanked me for leafleting. Heard many comments from those who told me how the factory farm and slaughterhouse photos affected them and I gave them Guides to help translate this sadness / outrage into action. Also had a few discussions about how to eat vegan on a budget, where to find vegan food, and how to stay healthy.
—Brandon Becker, 11/21/11

Georgia Tech student
More eyes opened at Georgia Tech, thanks to Eric Griffith.

My favorite chat at Bellevue College was with a young African-American woman. She had leafleted with her church group in Seattle and and was very relieved when we talked about starting with a day a week, or a meal a day. I gave her the CVA booklet, and she was extremely excited to learn that there are Christians who abstain from meat on religious and ethical grounds. I also spoke with an African-American guy who pulled me aside, and told me he’d seen our leaflets before and wanted to know where he could start to fight against the mistreatment we were exposing. I asked him if he ever ate veg or vegan meals, and he said he did from time to time and that he would do this more frequently.
—Caleb Wheeldon, 10/7/11

Amy, her 7-year-old son, Vincent, and I set a new record at Anne Arundel Community College. As soon as leafleting was done, Vincent told Amy, “When I grow up, I want to be a leafleter.” The leafleter is to today’s youth what the rock star was to generations past!
—Jon Camp, 9/27/11

Huge crew for First Friday, with six new leafleters! We reached 4,259 people; super high appreciation rate, with so many great conversations! One girl said, “Your pamphlets really work, I haven’t eaten meat since!” One woman said, “It is so cruel what they do to animals. I’m gonna go vegetarian!”
—John Oberg, 10/7/11

New leafleter Susan joined me at SUNY Purchase. Dozens of vegetarians and vegans on this small campus, which has a veg cafeteria! A lot of students told me they became vegetarian and one vegan since we leafleted here last semester. One student said he had been vegan, but found it to be too expensive; we discussed easy low-cost meals, and he said he would try again. Another student said he received the leaflet from me in the morning, and that he was going vegetarian right away, and would work toward going vegan! Another student said, “This is terrible” as he looked at the Even If You Like Meat. I said that I agreed, and that this was the reason I was here. He turned around and said, “God Bless.” A professor stopped after Susan handed her a leaflet, and said that she was just talking about this in her class this morning, and would use the photos from the booklet in her class. Many other students thanked us for being there. Got the emails of four students interested in starting a veg group on campus. I will introduce them to each other.
—Karen James, 10/4/11

Black Friday shoppers
Three new readers in Pasadena, with a fourth looking on, thanks to Nikki Benoit.

Reached 900 students in less than two hours at the complex for MLK High School. Great feedback and interest; even the fire department employees at the corner asked for a couple copies. A woman asked, “May I help you?” I replied, “Grab some booklets!” Turns out it was the principal.
—Casey Constable, 10/6/11

700 students at Ithaca College yesterday; 1,899 at Cornell today – a huge new record at this Ivy. Walking around, I saw a train of about 30 students, with around 25 of them reading the booklet they had gotten from Mara! Also talked extensively with our hosts, who have committed to going vegan for a year.
—Vic Sjodin, 10/5/11

Darina and I quickly reached over 250 students at Whitney Young High School. On my way to work afterward, a livestock trailer pulled up next to me at a stoplight. It stopped so that I came face to face with one of the steers. As I stared into his eye, I couldn’t answer his questioning gaze. At a loss, the words of Boxer from Orwell’s Animal Farm echoed in my head: “I will work harder.” And so I shall.
—Jon Bockman, 10/6/11

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