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This year's Meatout is heading for outstanding success.
Hundreds of events have already registered, and more are registering
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
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
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
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
For general information, please visit
http://www.meatout.org or call
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