Resolve to Go Vegan in 2011Your 2011 New Year's resolution can help end animal exploitation, preserve the natural environment, and improve your own personal health! How is that you ask? It’s simple: GO VEGAN!
On average a person switching from the standard American diet to a vegan diet will prevent the abuse and killing of over 100 animals per year (some reports put the figure as high as 200 animals)! Going vegan has been widely reported as one of the best things you can do to go green. And eating a zero-cholesterol, low-saturated-fat, plant-based diet drastically reduces your risk of heart disease, stroke, and many types of cancer.
If you are not already vegan please resolve to eliminate meat, eggs, dairy, and other animal products from your diet. If you don’t feel you can go vegan “cold turkey,” resolve to reduce your animal product consumption by a set amount every week until you are completely vegan.
Help animals even more by avoiding leather, wool, and down and by purchasing cruelty-free household or personal care products and avoiding products that are tested on animals. (Products and clothing you already own could be used up or worn out; no need to toss out these items. Remember, as far as the animals are concerned, future choices are what matter.)
If you would like more information on why and how to become vegan, you can request a free vegan starter pack from AFA.
Visit our literature page for PDF versions of several Veg Starter Kits, recipes, flyers, fact sheets, and more.
Resolve to Get Active in 2011If you are already a vegan, or on your way there, please resolve to become more active for animals. Being vegan yourself is essential, but unless we educate others by promoting a vegan diet and lifestyle, billions of farmed animals and billions more fish will continue to be exploited.
It is very likely your decision to become vegan, or to start on the path towards veganism, was the direct result of someone else’s outreach and education efforts.
If you are interested in getting more involved in vegan activism please contact AFA. We can provide leaflets and videos that you can share with your friends, family, students, coworkers, or random people on the street.
Here are some great ways you can take action for animals:
- Set up an info table at your school, at a local college, in front of a grocery store, at a Sunday Market, or at a concert, festival, or other event.
- Leave our flyers in the free literature section of your local library, animal-friendly restaurants, stores, cafes, etc.
- Post videos, articles, fact sheets, etc. on your Facebook or link to them on your Twitter. You may use or link to any of our flyers and use any of the videos on our YouTube. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and repost or re-tweet things we send out.
- Have a vegan bake sale at your school and pass out flyers and videos to people who stop by.
- Host a vegan potluck and introduce non-vegan friends to vegan food and information.
- Start a weekly vegan lunch outing with your coworkers.
- Host a feed-in: Get some vegan “chicken” patties or nuggets (Boca brand are tasty and widely available, as are Trader Joe’s Soy Nuggets) or Tofurky Italian Sausages or some other fake meat product. Cook and cut them into sample sizes with toothpicks in them and pass them out in a busy public place (downtown, near a school, outside a grocery store, in front of a KFC, etc.) and offer people who take a sample some vegan literature.
- Pass out flyers about the cruelties of dairy and eggs or the myths of free-range and humane farming at your local Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, etc—where people might be conscious but might not yet be vegan.
You can get started right away by printing flyers yourself or by downloading and emailing them to your friends.
You may also buy materials from our online store. We only charge our printing and shipping costs for AFA flyers, and for other organizations’ materials we only charge to cover shipping.
If you can’t afford to cover costs we are happy to mail you materials for outreach. Just email us with your name and address and a list of what you need and how you will use it.
If your actions save just one animal’s life or prevent the abuse and suffering of a single individual, it is well worth your efforts. However, the outreach you do will almost certainly save hundreds of animals’ lives and prevent thousands of hours of suffering. What else can you do with your time that can help so many?
We are here to support you. If you need help going vegan or getting active for animals please email us. We are here and ready to work with you to make this a more just and peaceful world for all animals!
Thank you for caring!
P.S. You can help even more animals by supporting our vital work to stop animal cruelty and exploitation with a generous year-end donation. Your support makes it possible for us to educate and inspire people to make positive changes in their lives for animals!
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