Vegan Outreach is a fantastic animal rights group that hands out leaflets promoting veganism at university campuses and they have recently published a new leaflet, What is Speciesism?, to be used in Australia.
Here is a video where Sam Tucker, Coordinator of Vegan Outreach in Australia, describes the new leaflet and why it is a powerful way to educate young people about veganism.
Sam is currently touring Australian universities and is looking for volunteers to help him hand out the new leaflet. Please contact Sam at firstname.lastname@example.org or at facebook.com/samtuckervo to see when he will be visiting a university near you.
Here is the schedule for the next few weeks:
- Tuesday 12 March: University of Newcastle
- Wednesday 13 March: Macquarie University
- Thursday 14 March: University of New South Wales
- Friday 15 March: University of Sydney
- Monday 18 March: University of Technology, Sydney
- Tuesday 19 March: Macquarie University
- Wednesday 20 March: University of New South Wales
- Thursday 21 March: University of Wollongong
- Friday 22 March: University of Wollongong
Vegan Outreach coordinators hand out hard-hitting informational booklets to millions of people each year in several countries around the world. Leafleting is one of the most effective ways to move people away from eating animals. It's estimated that 1 in 50 people who get a leaflet will go vegan or vegetarian or drastically reduce their consumption of animal products. Considering the average meat eater will consume 7,000 animals over their lifetime, and that hundreds of leaflets can be handed out in just an hour or two, just a couple of hours of activism could save thousands of animals from being born into a factory farm and killed in a slaughterhouse.
Sam says "Virtually every single day I'm leafleting, people will come back and tell me they're going vegan or vegetarian after receiving a booklet. Leafleting works, it's effective and it's easy. We usually leaflet from 8am until 4pm, although you don't have to stay the whole time, even an hour or two is enough time to hand out a lot of leaflets."
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