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Do one thing more in 2019

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Besides the actions you take every day — your food choices, the clothing you wear, the care and respect you show your animal friends, your everyday activism — make a New Year’s resolution to take one action more for the animals and the planet in 2019. Large or small. I’m new to this — how do I get started? If you’re new to activism — or maybe you’ve volunteered but never organized an event — get your toes wet with a simple food-sampling event. Most...

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Healthy Life Expo – Minneapolis

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10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Animal Rights Coalition will have a booth at the Healthy Life Expo at the Minneapolis Convention Center where we will have information about how to transition to a vegan diet and vegan food samples — and, we’ll be showing individuals our 3D virtual reality video about the lives of farmed animals.

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Divulgación en UNAM – Mexico City

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10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Divulgación vegana en la UNAM – Vegan Outreach, Mexico Ayúdanos a compartir información impresa sobre la explotación de los animales en la industria alimentaria en CU, cubriendo las entradas del metro Copilco y Universidad a partir de las 6:30 a.m. Además se instalará una mesa informativa en el área del Auditorio Alfonso Caso a partir de las 10:00 a.m., donde se regalará comida vegana y se utilizarán los visores de realidad virtual iAnimal (Proyecto desarrollado por Igualdad Animal) que muestran...

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Volunteer spotlight

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You may not know this, but VegFund offers Paid-Per-View grants to activists all over the world, not just in the US. The only difference is that viewers in the US receive $1 cash reimbursements, whereas viewers outside the US must receive non-cash reimbursements (usually a delicious vegan treat) costing $1 or less. One group that has done some great pay per view events is French organization L214, which does events called Vegan Place, sometimes assisted by other vegan or animal rights organizations, where they set up...

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Video nation

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Here at VegFund, we’re sometimes asked why we put such a high percentage of our limited resources into video outreach. It is important to remember what was cutting-edge in we could do for the animals 20 years ago is no longer the best we can do today. It is important that we evolve with the times, to give the animals the biggest bang for the buck. This New York Times article — Video Nation — explains a bit of how things have changed: “We are roused to action...

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Tips for running a successful Paid-Per-View event

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By Rachel Curit, 2014 Spring Intern Have you ever heard of Paid-PerView (PPV)? No? Let me explain. Essentially, you offer to pay people one dollar to watch a four-minute video on factory farming, such as Mercy For Animals’ Farm to Fridge or FARM’s 10 Billion Lives. These events are extremely successful on college campuses, but there are plenty of other places you can do them as well. PPV is great for anyone looking to have meaningful conversations surrounding veganism and animal rights. If at the end...

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Video Efficacy Comparison Study

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By Kimberly Dreher, VegFund Program Director An increasing number of activists and animal rights groups are using videos to educate the public about the benefits of veganism. Despite this trend, research comparing the effectiveness of different types of vegan videos is minimal. VegFund recently partnered with the Humane Research Council (HRC) to conduct a study that explores this important topic. Over 500 respondents, aged 15 to 23, viewed one of four vegan videos and provided their feedback. Each video was approximately four minutes long and...

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