|Enewsletter • December 12, 2012|
This donation is to acknowledge
the person who passed out leaflets at Temple
University. I was inspired to start eating vegan
then, a choice I feel good about every day.
Here is my donation to the matching.
It really is basic: The more people who receive
a booklet, the more lives are saved.
Just One Word: RESULTS!
As you know, Vegan Outreach’s singular focus is to reduce as much suffering as possible.
Our work together may not get glitzy media coverage, but it does get results!
And as our good friend Harish has documented, the consumption of and demand for animal flesh has been in striking decline, starting when VO’s distribution first hit a million booklets in 2006.
We can literally see the arc of history bend!
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This is why activists across the continent work with Vegan Outreach: Results!
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For the animals,
Matt, Jon, Jack, Anne
single dollar you can give is
the perfect gift: real
action and real results!
and I set new records at Victor
Valley and Barstow Community College! An ag
student asked for extra booklets so he could
show his class. Boy oh boy, is he in for a surprise!
Still can’t believe how
many vegans / vegetarians I met at College of
the Redwoods. So awesome. Chatted at length
with a new mother who had gone back to eating
meat when she got pregnant but was now thinking
of going veg again. Very productive chat. There
are at least two classes on campus that are
requiring students to do projects on this; many
students commented that the booklet would be
a good resource. An ag professor told me how
important it is that I am getting this information
out to students.
today: SUNY Canton, SUNY Potsdam, Clarkson University,
and St. Lawrence University. Good interactions,
including one woman at Potsdam who said, “I
have to go veg now,” and her friend encouraged
her, “Yes, I’ll help you!”
love Winston-Salem State. Too
many great conversations to share but highlights
include a conversation with a woman who is legally
blind (can read leaflet very close up) and was
thrilled to get a Compassionate Choices
and Guide, as she is interested in
going vegetarian. I recommended that she try
some of the frozen Gardein chicken and she happily
told me that she had tried one of the Gardein
meats from Whole Foods and really liked it.
the University of Tampa, one religious
professor was covering the topic in class, so
I gave her 30 to distribute. I also heard from
three students who said they discussed it in
and I reached 800+ students at
Augustana College. After reading the booklet,
one student came back and said, “It’s good
literature. I feel like it’s very accessible,
even for people who might not want to think
about this sort of thing.”
many vegetarians and vegans at
the University of Cincinnati. One woman told
Phil she had a booklet stuck on her refrigerator.
One told me she hadn’t eaten meat since she
had been handed a booklet previously.
my short time at Governors State, three
students stopped by to say they remember me
from two years ago, and the booklet changed
the way they eat. Wonderful!
always have a great time leafleting Appalachian
State – just a ton of great feedback. For example,
a student said, “I support you fully. What
a very logical and constructive way to make
Mikael, and I got lots of feedback
at Oakton Community College. Sometimes we think
that people already know what happens, but these
students were truly shocked by how animals are
treated, and many were willing to make changes
to stop it. We had many great conversations
with students who were at various stages of
Reached 1,750 students at Oklahoma State, and I probably spoke with more ag students than during all the leafleting over the last year combined. Some of the main points I always hit are:
I was pretty amazed
by some of the constructive discussions I had.
Some of these ag students gave me more respect,
courtesy, and open-mindedness than I sometimes
get from those in the vegan and animal advocacy
community who disagree over certain tactics.
Western Washington University,
Andy and I heard lots of morale-boosting feedback,
like “Keep up the great work, I appreciate
what you’re doing.” Also heard from a professor
who yelled to us, “Because of YOU I ate
a vegetarian lunch!” Another non-veg student
raved about how good soy chorizo is. One student
said, “My friend got one and I read it
all the way through. It was awesome.” Another
said, “Read it. Liked it. Thanks.”
Each got a Guide.
more results per dollar!