November Outreach Roundup

Nov 4th – Vegan Thanksgiving Leafleting
Nov 12th – KPFA interviews Warren Jones at KFC Cruelty Protest
Nov 18th – Junior State of America Fair


Nov 4th – Vegan Thanksgiving Leafleting

Adam, Jamie, Warren, Andrew, and Tammy distributed 30 lbs of literature to promote a compassionate and vegan Thanksgiving, including Thanksgiving recipes, flyers about turkeys, and Even If You Like Meat booklets.

Reflecting on her motivation as to why she leaflets, Tammy, the event organizer, says “I like to think the 500 pieces of literature we distributed made a difference. That it brought awareness to someone who was unaware that this was happening, that it solidified vague tendencies towards veg*nism to becoming veg*n. When I reflect on why I wasn’t a vegetarian earlier, it’s simply because I didn’t know. So now I want to share what I learned with others.”

Nov 12th – KPFA interviews Warren Jones at KFC Cruelty Protest

Why do the activists protest KFC? For their Cruelty to Chickens! KPFA News interviewed Warren Jones at the monthly KFC Cruelty protest in San Francisco. Join Andrew, Warren, Candance, Carol and other compassionate individuals in standing up for chickens at the next KFC Cruelty protests happening in San Francisco, San Jose, and Palo Alto (see event calendar for details for protests ).

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Nov 18th – Junior State of America Fair

Very happy to share a report from Ari about the Junior State of America conference in Santa Clara:

This was the second JSA event Nora Kramer and I did in 2006, and it is hands down one of the best events to table at to promote a veg diet. Besides Nora, Ben and I (and Action for Animals), every other group was either from a political group or an anti-gay marriage group. We came prepared, with loads of literature and a laptop computer running ‘Meat Your Meat’ [a documentary narrated by Alec Baldwin exposing the truth behind the factory farm].

I was astounded at the number of veg kids (many vegan), and a good number of them ran their own animal advocacy groups in their school. A number of students said they were looking forward to going veg once they got out of their house. These young people were seriously ready to question everything they have been taught about how animals are only here to serve us and have no feelings (with the exception of cats/dogs). Of course, in any discussions, that fact that we were coming from a very thought-out and researched (not to mention compassionate) point-of-view made our argument pretty convincing to these mostly open-minded people.

By the end of the day, I can honestly say that at least a handful of people were going to end their carniverous ways, a number of other people were going to cut down on eating animals, and a few other existing veggetarians were going to do some more promotion of what is generally not considered even an issue. Yeah Bay Area Vegetarians!”

Thank you to Ari, Nora, and Ben for their help, especially since they stepped in at the last minute to help out.

Please join us for our outreach & education activities this month. No experience is necessary, and it’s quite easy. We’ll appreciate your help, and so will the animals. See event calendar for upcoming activities, and contact us to organize an activity in your area.

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