Days: 215. Events: 400. Lives Saved: Countless.
On Saturday, PETA’s DC Outreach Team, which is based at the Nanci Alexander Center for Animal Rights in Washington, D.C., held its 400th outreach event of 2010. No, that’s not a typo! To mark the occasion, PETA volunteers and interns helped hand out almost 1,000 copies of PETA’s vegetarian/vegan starter kit (VSK) and The Kids’ Guide to Helping Animals magazine.
One volunteer estimated that 90 percent of passersby took a VSK. Many people said that they had been thinking about going vegetarian and were impressed by the numerous vegan dining options in the D.C. area. Since a whopping 45 percent of people who pick up a VSK kick the meat habit—and since every vegetarian saves more than 100 animals a year—the Outreach Team is making some tracks!
To be a lifesaver for animals wherever you go, please join PETA’s Action Team so that you can order literature, get tips, and get started helping animals right away.
Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post