Wednesday, July 9, 2008
You've probably heard of PETA -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals -- and I'm sure you've heard of the Humane Society of the United States. But an important, yet small, organization that does a lot to spare animals from suffering is Vegan Outreach.
Their methods are deceptively simple: Volunteers leaflet at colleges around the United States (and at festivals and concerts during the summer). They pass out brochures about the lives of farmed animals and the benefits of veganism, and they target young adults, people they have found to be the most receptive to questioning the status quo and making lifestyle changes.
This month every donation to Vegan Outreach is doubled, up to a total of $30,000. Please help them continue to their work to end animal abuse. (In the Comments section in the online donation, please write "matching drive.")
And if you want to be inspired and filled with hope every week, subscribe to their newsletter.
I haven't yet leafleted, but I know my time is coming. I want to get out there and do more, and when I'm ready, Vegan Outreach will be there with moral support and pamphlets.
(Photo of Jon Camp leafleting courtesy of VeganOutreach.org)