Vegan comrade Dr. John Duerk arranged for Michael Battey to host a presentation on the environmental impact of animal agriculture at Lone Star College.
Vegan for Life, Vegan Outreach and Rowdy Girl Sanctuary leaflet at UH. Overall, 8000 pamphlets were handed out!
Vegan for Life inspired the "Healthy Eating" class for staff at the University of Houston Health Center. The dishes were prepared by Karoline Mueller.
Vegan for Life, along with Vegans and Vegetarians at UH, tabled at the Houston Pride Festival. We handed out delicious vegan treats and vegan condoms as well as a variety of literature. It was a great turnout and we had the chance to meet many like-minded, compassionate people. We had about 70 people sign up to receive our monthly emails!
Our experience at Earth Day Houston could not have been much better. Although many booths had hardly any action, we regularly had a gathering of folks in front of our table. We also leafleted at multiple spots around the park. One hundred and thirteen people accepted $1 to watch a 4-minute factory farm video by Mercy for Animals, and many put their dollar bills in our donation jar. Thirteen even filled out applications for a VegFund vegan mentoring program.
VFL prepared survey questions for the pay-per-view, Here are the results of the survey.
• 94 people (83%) were not vegan or vegetarian.
• 97 (85.8%) were “disturbed” by the movie.
• 68 (60%) learned at least some information for the first time.
• 69 (61%) said their attitude toward eating meat and dairy products changed as a result of the film. 36 people (31.9%) answered “maybe” to this question.
• 70 (61.9%) would consider reducing their consumption of meat and dairy or even becoming vegan. 35 (31%) answered “maybe” to this question.
• 110 (97.3%) appreciated being shown the film.
• Noting that many gave more than one answer, 70 (61.9%) chose animal protection as their major motivator, 24 (21%) chose environmental protection, and 35 (30.9%) chose human health.