Joe Espinosa: Fall 2014

Joe Espinosa is this semester’s most prolific Adopt a College volunteer. He’s traveled to 13 different schools this fall, directly handing Vegan Outreach booklets to more than 17,000 students!

Joe Espinosa at DePaul

Despite his full-time job as a social worker, Joe has consistently put in long hours on his days off in order to inform people of the plight of farmed animals. Earlier this month, Joe spent 7 continuous hours (his record is 14 hours straight!) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, handing out 666 Even If You Like Meat booklets:

My third run at this school for the semester yielded about what it always does, about 100 booklets per hour. I heard from 4 vegans and 10 vegetarians. Early on I spoke with a student who stated that she does not eat beef and pork. I delivered the tough news that due to their smaller size, birds suffer in the highest numbers (and intensity), so dropping chicken and turkey flesh was a very impactful move to spare animals from suffering. She got a Guide to Cruelty-Free Eating.

—Joe Espinosa, 12/2/14

Through December 31, Your Donation to VO = 2x More Booklets = 2x More Vegans = 2x More Animals Spared!