1. Work as a Humane Educator in area schools.
Humane education examines the challenges facing our planet,
from human oppression and animal exploitation to materialism
and ecological degradation. For more information on Humane
Education training visit http://www.iihed.org
2. Leaflet, leaflet, leaflet! Carry literature
with you and leave it everywhere - at the laundromat, in waiting
rooms, on the bus, and wherever you go. Leaflet a concert
as it lets out; in just 20 minutes, you can pass out hundreds
of booklets to concert-going youth.
3. Wear compassion on your sleeve (or backpack or
shirt). It’s amazing how effective simple activities,
like strategically placing a sticker or an "Ask me why
I’m vegan" button on your jacket or backpack, can
be. You’ll be amazed by the conversations that one little
button, sticker, or t-shirt can start!
4. Set up an information table. A great
way to reach a large number of people is to set up an information
table in a busy area of your town (try the local mall, concerts,
street and craft fairs, middle schools, high schools, colleges,
etc., and be sure to get permission). Stock your table with
flyers and fact sheets and get ready to amaze and educate
5. Make a library display. Public libraries
usually have prominently placed display cases that members
can use to educate others about issues that concern them.
A display with a collage or poster, some leaflets and appropriate
books from the library is sure to get attention and turn heads!
6. Promote animal rights on cable-access TV.
Expose thousands of people to the plight of animals on factory
and fur farms, in laboratories and in circuses by organizing
your own cable-access television show.
7. Get involved with local community groups.
Members of local organizations can talk to their clubs about
offering vegan meals at group functions. Church members can
speak with pastors about veggie options at church dinners
8. Write letters for the animals. The Letters
section is the most-read section of the daily paper and is
well read in magazines as well. Scan the newspaper for animal
issues, then put pen to paper. See Letters
for Liberation in No Compromise issue #26 for more
9. Host a vegan dinner party. Many people
would like to go vegetarian but just don’t know what
to eat. We can’t think of a better way to promote compassion
than by showing your officemates, or non-vegan friends just
how delicious vegan dining can be.
10. Make requests at grocery stores and restaurants
for vegan foods. Give everyone vegan options and
save animals who otherwise would have died for someone’s
plate. Grocery stores and restaurants will bend over backwards
to satisfy their customers, so don’t be shy about requesting