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17 February 2002
MeatOut Is On A Roll - Jump On Board!

From FARM - farm@farmusa.org 

This year's Meatout is heading for outstanding success. Hundreds of events have already registered, and more are registering daily. (See http://www.meatout.org/html/meatout_events.html)

Headliners include Casey Kasem, Mary Tyler Moore, Ed Asner, Rue McClanahan, James Cromwell, Jennie Garth, and Joaquin Phoenix. Three dozen governors and mayors will issue Meatout proclamations. Hundreds of billboards and bus cards in seven major cities will display Meatout messages. A dozen magazines will carry Meatout ads.

More than 300 guests are expected at the annual Congressional Reception in the nation's capital. Major festivals are planned in Detroit, Huntsville, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco. A number of universities and secondary schools are taking part, including Arizona, Brown, California (Berkeley), Connecticut, Duke, Florida, New Mexico, Purdue, San Diego State, Temple, Texas, and Virginia. Hundreds of communities are hosting information tables.

Health food stores and restaurants are offering Meatout discounts, cooking demonstrations, and displays of meatless foods. Teachers are using the three Meatout Teacher Kits. Meatless food manufacturers are providing product samples. Special events include a New York teachers union 'taste fest' for teachers, a window display in Harvard Square, a feed-in at an Alexandria (VA) homeless shelter, a dance party in Fairfax (VA), and performances by a rock group in Ohio and Michigan.

Countries participating in this year's observance are Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, and USA.

If your plans are not fully underway, do not despair! Three dedicated activists can arrange a small festival in three days. Two activists can set up a 'steakout' (information/food table) in two days. Anyone can pass out fliers in front of a local supermarket, bring vegan lunch to coworkers, write a letter to local food establishments requesting more vegetarian options or write a letter to editor. Always remember: each 1% drop in US meat consumption prevents the suffering and death of 100 million animals each year!

To register your Meatout event, please go to
http://www.meatout.org/html/mo-contact.html
For general information, please visit http://www.meatout.org or call
1-800-MEATOUT.

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