Activism meatout

Published on January 16th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan


Meatout — Coming to a City Near You



Meatout activists are looking to help more people dump the cause of at least 51% of our global warming pollution emissions this March. These activists are organizing events around the country and around the world for March 20. All 50 U.S. states and at least two dozen other countries will be participating.

More info from Meatout: “Last year, Meatout activists served thousands of vegan food samples; this year we’re shooting to reach 30,000 people! We’re partnering with several vegan food companies that can provide samples to you directly, or you can apply for a grant through VegFund.”

“All activists planning to hold food samplings will receive a new handout, which, in addition to information about a vegan diet, gives recipients a chance to enter to win movie tickets in exchange for participating in a short online survey about their dietary choices!”

As the image above (a screenshot of the site Live Vegan) indicates, eating vegetarian or vegan is not only good for animals — it’s also good for your health, the climate (see the link at the top of the page), and more components of the environment.

Opportunities for action:

To help out with Meatout 2012, you can:

  1. Register to organize a meatout action.
  2. Learn more about organizing a feed-in.
  3. And, as stated above, you can apply for a food-sample grant.

Hope you join in the fun this year, by either organizing an event or at least participating in one. As I often say, Mike Tyson has even gone vegan — you can give it a shot, too! (Also note, on this MLK day, that Martin Luther King, Jr.’s wife and son are now vegan.)

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  • Zachary Shahan

    Agreed, on all fronts. Thanks for this.

    Sorry for the delay approving the comment!

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