World Farm Animals Day at UTA
by Barbara DeGrande
We offered hundreds of Field Roast Sausage samples (Apple Sage and Chipotle) and had not one complaint. Most students seemed impressed with the taste and texture. Ann Mai brought mini cupcakes with chocolate topping – they disappeared before our eyes! We had 46 students watch Pay Per View and many donated their earned dollars right back to Vegan Club. We gave out about 2,000 pieces of vegan literature and every student that watched Pay Per View was given a Vegan Starter Kit. One of the most rewarding aspects of UTA outreach is that the students may well read the offered literature cover to cover. Discussions at the table included Fair Trade, vegan nutrition, animal use, and transitioning to veganism. Those watching the Pay Per View also admitted they were surprised at what they witnessed.
Thank you to VegFund for supplying some of our outreach materials and food; thank you to MFA for providing the Compassionate Choices booklets, too. Thanks to every ARRNT member who helps make these kinds of important educational opportunities happen.