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By Eccentric Vegan on
April 8th, 2010
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Please read the accompanying article at the MFA blog here >>
Sections: Vegan Video
Topics: activism, college, leafleting, mercy for animals, MFA, pamphlets, Vegan, vegan outreach, Vegan Video
I am a leafleter’s success story – I was compelled to go vegetarian several years ago because of leaflet I got on my college campus. Hurray for leaflets!
.-= Kayla´s last blog ..Butternut Squash Spinach Ravioli =-.
It’s interesting that the video and the accompanying article are both so unequivocally positive about leafleting. I HATE BEING APPROACHED BY SOMEBODY WITH A LEAFLET! Even when I agree with their cause. I *do* pick up leaflets of interest when out and about — ones that are lying on tables in doctors’ offices or other public places.
But being approached by a person with a leaflet feels like evangelism to me, which, even as a practicing Christian, I avoid in my own faith as well.
I don’t like telling people what to think; I do like blogging and telling people if they’re interesting where my blog is. (Twitter is great for that!) I do like conversations (even with people I disagree with).
But I don’t like leaflets, at least not pushed at me while I’m walking down the street.
.-= elaine´s last blog ..Skin Trade =-.
I have thought about the idea of constantly carrying flyers and leaflets around with me to give out but then I realized how wasteful of paper it is. I am very very environmentally conscious and I’m sure there is a better way of spreading the word than using all that paper.
Leanne, many vegan leaflets are now printed on recycled paper.
The environmental cost of consuming animal products is staggering. The single most significant thing one can do to decrease their environmental footprint is to go vegan. The environmental benefit to be gained by encouraging people to go vegan greatly outweighs the environmental cost of producing the leaflets, whether they are made of recycled paper or virgin pulp.
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