|Now wants to go veg after being given a leaflet at Central Oregon Community College.|
Boise State turned out to be one of the most receptive, interested, and polite crowds I've experienced on the tour. Right as I got there, between 7:40 am and 8:00 am, I literally had three different people say encouraging things like, "It's great that you're doing this," "Thanks for handing those out. That's really cool," and "Glad you're doing this -- awesome!" Throughout the day I heard more, including "Keep fighting the good fight," and "Keep doing what you're doing, man!" Met a large handful of vegans and even more vegetarians.
A few interactions stand out in my mind. A male student walked by and told me, "Yeah, I got one. I'm probably gonna stop eating meat now." I stopped him from walking away and just gave him a Guide to Cruelty-Free Eating real quickly. He was thankful and walked on. Another female student said, "Yeahhh, you gave me one earlier. It made me so sad. It might've worked." I handed her a GCFE and her friend walking beside her seemed very intrigued. Another female student said that she previously liked to call herself an "accidental vegetarian" but after reading the booklet I had handed her, she might have to start calling herself a "purposeful" one. Also, Guided a group of four students and one (who'd been leafleted earlier), pointed to the booklet in his friend's hands and said "Check out those chickens, man! That's inhumane!"
Stand out interaction: I handed Kristen (above) a booklet earlier in the day and at around 2:30 she came up to me and said "I think I'm going to become a vegetarian now. I feel so bad for the pig [and she pointed to the sow on the front cover of the EI]" I gave her a GCFE and some words of encouragement and she went on her way!
|Tommasina Miller at Portland Community College|
|Susan Collart at the University of Victoria.|
|Biker stopped in tracks to read booklet.|