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Vegan Outreach Enewsletter  •  January 25, 2012

Notes from Vegan Outreach

Is “Better” Good Enough?

Girl & rooster

Earlier this year, Matt had the opportunity to address Australia’s Animal Activists Forum (via Skype). Here is an excerpt:

[A]sk yourself – why is it better to be a vegetarian than someone who, say, eats only “free-range” animals. Obviously, eating animals that weren’t factory farmed is better.

But as vegetarians, we don’t make our food decisions based on what is better. We want to make the best choices we can for the animals.

Well, that is exactly how Vegan Outreach looks at advocacy: We don’t want to make things somewhat better. We want to make the best choices we can for the animals.

Thanks so much to all the donors and leafleters who are doing their best for animals every day!

 

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

 

Notes from Our Members

Emma Tamayo
Emma Tamayo spreads sunshine and compassion at UC Davis.

So very worthwhile to leaflet at the Chandler-Gilbert Community College! Michael, Marisol, and I encountered many awesome, receptive students and reached 750+ in such a short amount of time. Also a number of already veg. Fantastic! I very much look forward to reaching out to more students on this campus. Such a great experience!
—Veronica Soto, 1/19/12

Kara, Tiana, Javier, Vic, and I brought our positive attitudes and smiles to UC Berkeley, and the rewards were great! Despite the cold and rain – and it being a Friday – we reached over 1,000 students. I met a young man who received the brochure last semester and has significantly reduced his meat consumption. We had a quick chat and he was excited to receive a Guide. Vic met a young lady who read the whole Even If You Like Meat booklet and said she is going to go vegan!
—Brian Grupe, 1/20/12

An incredible day at Bronx Community College, where I reached over 800 students! I saw so many students reading the booklet and met numerous people who were interested in finding out more information, which I gave them! One girl said she has been meaning to try to go vegan. One student wanted more booklets for a paper he was doing. Another student wanted more booklets for a presentation she was doing on this topic. It seems like at almost every school I encounter students who are not only learning about factory farming, but are also presenting this information to their classmates! Amazing.
—Katie Pryor, 11/3/11

A woman at the College of Southern Idaho asked me for a copy of Compassionate Choices, having seen other students with it. She was in Future Farmers of America, and we had a nice chat about how awful factory farming is. She plans to be veg once a week now.
—Caleb Wheeldon, 10/31/11

Christine
Christine at Chaffey College: “I got one of those last semester. It changed my life.”

Reached over 2,000 more students at Rutgers. I met a nice young lady who got a booklet last year, is veg and now heads up an animal rights campus group. She said that “most people just don’t know,” as was the case with her.
—Casey Constable, 11/14/11

Quick but good leafleting at the University of Chicago, where one of the vegetarians let me know that it was getting a booklet from us in the past that moved her to stop eating meat.
—Joe Espinosa, 11/4/11

Great week in Canada with John, Ali, and Dave, where we reached 11,152 students at the University of Ottawa, Carleton University, York University, Ryerson University, and the University of Toronto!
—David Coman-Hidy, 11/5/11

Reached 2,150 students at Towson University, Howard Community College, and CCBC Essex. We met so many students who are already veg, including three who went veg from receiving a leaflet last semester, two of which are now vegan.
—Aaron and Kate, 11/4/11

Parade attendee
After reading the booklet he got at the MLK parade, this man told Nikki, “Yeah, we wouldn’t like being abused and eaten, either.”

Wendy and I had 80%+ reception rate at Southern Connecticut State. A biology professor accepted one, took five steps, turned back, and asked for a bunch to give at the biology department. Katie and Melissa received pamphlets on their way to class, and came back when it was over to help.
—Eitan Fischer, 11/8/11

Cassandre joined me at the University of South Carolina, and we reached 2,100 students. I gave a talk that evening that was well attended and well received. I’ve been floored by how little antagonism I receive these days and how much interest there is for this issue. The times they are a-changin’!
—Jon Camp, 11/9/11

Teresa and I met many vegetarians at the University of Hartford, where we reached 1,482 students. Great, great discussions, including a professor interested in having us speak to his class. Best part was when a group of four students said they had already received a booklet, and I asked what they thought. One of the girls turned back and said she just turned vegetarian!
—Karen James, 11/8/11

 

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