|SPECIAL ENEWS • NOV. 26, 2013|
Your pamphlet helped turn me vegan
11 years ago. I have absolutely loved Vegan
Outreach’s work since then. I’m
in a position right now to give [to
the matching], so I want to
help you guys help the animals.
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thought I might have brought too
many booklets, but I ended up handing out every
single one long before I had planned to finish!
I plan to go to the University of Minnesota
Duluth next week. After that, I will be ordering
more! There are three other colleges nearby
and a high school I would like to leaflet. Thank
you so much for providing me with these booklets
and for all the information you have on your
website to help make this easier for me as a
new activist. I am really excited to be part
of a larger cause to help fight for the billions
of animals out there still suffering right now
who need our voices! Leafleting is nowhere near
as hard as I thought it would be at first, even
though I am a very shy introvert. It is the
least I can do!
and I met many vegetarians at
UC Davis today. Then I took a deposit to the
bank (thank you to the donors who made this
possible) and, as is almost always the case,
when the teller saw I’m with Vegan Outreach,
she started talking to me about it. So I Guided her!
Yale, Wendy and I reached 669 students. Met
many vegetarians and vegans! At Gateway Community
College, Mike said he will start cutting back
on his consumption of animal products after
getting a VO booklet and our discussion. Janet
told me she does not eat any beef, pork, lobster,
so we discussed the suffering of chickens; she
was surprised and disgusted, and said she would
have to start cutting out eating them, too.
I thanked her for her compassion.
a record 900 students at SUNY
Plattsburgh – take rate was very good!
Met Madeline [right], who went vegetarian as a result
of getting a VO booklet here two years ago.
I received two high fives today; one from a
young woman who’s been veg since 10th grade.
After the high five, she said (almost sang),
“We…don’t need…to eat animallllls!”
spent the morning leafleting at
San Jose State for World Day for Farmed Animals
– I reached over 600 students! The highlight
of my day was when a woman came up to me and
said I had given her a leaflet last year, and
after reading it she decided to become vegetarian.
A couple of months ago she went vegan. She said
she wishes she would have learned the truth
years ago, and that she loves being vegan.
and I had great interactions at
Cal Poly! Ran into Orlando [right] showing his friend
pictures in the booklet as they walked and explaining
the horrors. Orlando wants to go vegan; we spoke
and he got a Guide. Met Courtney and
her friend Mey-Sung [below, right]. Courtney had walked by
and originally not taken a booklet, then heard
it was about animals and grabbed one. Later
I ran into her standing in the shade showing
it to her friend – it turns out she had
been considering going veg. I explained a few
things and gave her encouragement – and
her friend was now interested as well. Then
met Hugo [below, left], who had seen a video on the internet.
He was disturbed by how animals are treated
in society and interested in eating more veg
meals. We had a good convo and he left with
a Guide and encouragement. Then had
a conversation with Melinda [below, left], also now interested
in going veg.
was so great that Team Jungenberg
drove up to leaflet with me at the University
of Wisconsin Eau Claire! We reached 2,647 students,
and had great conversations. Mary, in particular,
met students going vegan after talking with
her. I ran into a girl who took a booklet and
now wants to transition to veg. We talked and
I gave her a Guide!
morning of outreach at the College
of Lake County today! The students were very
receptive! We met two people who had received
booklets earlier and thought that it was sad
– they both wanted to go veg! I gave them Guides.
I also met a professor who had been vegetarian
for 40 years. She got a Guide as well.
Right as we were about to leave, there was a
fire drill so hundreds of students
were coming out of the building and we couldn’t
hand the booklets out fast enough! Great way
to spend World Day for Farmed Animals!
CUNY Hunter College, I was joined
by another new leafleter! Nathan really enjoyed
leafleting. We reached 800 students. I gave
a Guide to one aspiring vegetarian.
Gave another Guide to a student who
was at first very disbelieving of how people
could be vegan. He asked many many questions,
and left with the decision to start eating more
rate was somewhere in the 99% range
at Miami Dade College’s Homestead campus, without
a single throw down. Many students stopped to
talk; the questions included “humane” labeled
meat, dietary preferences of blood types, protein,
and Arian Foster. Two students ending up interested
in volunteering (both got Guides
and promised to visit the AAC site). At different
times, students approached me skeptically, asking
if the point was they had to go 100% vegan;
all were surprised and showed renewed curiosity
when I suggested that just beginning by eliminating
poultry was an entirely respectable place to
start. All left vowing to read the leaflets
and give it a try. Met a vegan faculty member
very happy to see me there. On her way back
later, she stopped again saying how great she
thought VO was.
schools and 900 students in Erie, including Mercyhurst U, a never-before-leafleted
school! At Penn State Erie, I met Bri [below, center], who was happy to see me passing
out leaflets because she had just gone vegetarian.
I was sure to give her a Guide and
thanked her for her compassionate new choice.
Amanda, Sara Beth, James, and I had a
great day of outreach at NC PrideFest in Durham!
Met the executive director of nutrition at Durham
Public Schools, who wants to implement Meatless
Monday in the school system (yay!), and a chef
who wanted a recipe for vegan sausage (provided)
because so many students are veg (double yay!).
Also gathered pages of email pledges from people
wanting to try meat-free one day a week to start.
the steady drizzle at Bethune-Cookman
University, I beat the record by quite a lot,
and reached over 25% of the student population.
Great interactions, including folks who committed
to give vegetarianism a try again after struggling
with it previously. Others promised to reduce
their animal product consumption. Highlight
of the day was a student pledging to go vegan!
and I reached nearly 1,900 students
at Arizona State – a great day for a Friday.
One guy came up to me and said, “This is
crazy.” He was amazed that we do this to
animals. I gave him a Guide. Met other
people interested in getting involved, too.
You can believe it!