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The E-Newsletter of Compassion Over Killing October 4, 2012

COK's Ad on HULU: How Are Viewers Responding?

It’s just been a few days since we launched our fall 2012 Side of Truth online ad campaign, and HULU viewers are already responding: traffic to our website,, has nearly tripled and requests for more information are pouring in. We’re also receiving encouraging emails, including this one:

“My wife saw the TryVeg commercials on TV and asked me to take a look. I did, and it convinced me to … give vegetarianism a try.”

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In the News: COK’s Cheryl Leahy Teaches Farmed Animal Law at UCLA

Article by Alexia Boyarksy, The Daily Bruin, Sept. 23, 2012

Excerpt: “Before she was out of middle school, Cheryl Leahy was giving presentations on animal law without even knowing it. When the current UCLA School of Law adjunct professor decided to become a vegetarian at the age of 11, her parents took some convincing. But after three years of Leahy’s presentations and research … even they were convinced.”

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A Record Turnout at the 2012 DC VegFest!

More than 8,000 people joined us on September 22 during the fourth annual DC VegFest to celebrate all the benefit and joys of vegetarian eating. The sun was shining, festival-goers were smiling, and canine friends were wagging their tails. From the dynamic speakers to the delicious vegan food, the event was a huge success and we’re already making plans for next year!

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Event: Try Beyond Meat at COK Benefit Day at Judge’s Bench

Join us on Fri., October 12 in historic Ellicott City, Md. for an evening of live music and vegan specials at The Judge’s Bench Pub. The menu includes a BBQ tofu sandwich and spicy black bean burritos as well as new dishes featuring Beyond Meat! The best part? 100% of the proceeds from the vegan menu will benefit COK!

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"Professor Cheryl Leahy's New Class to Educate Students on Animal Law" The Daily Bruin, Sept 23, 2012
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"DC VegFest" Newstalk with Bruce Depuyt, Sept 20, 2012
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" Petitions Targeting Restaurants Gain Steam" Huffington Post, Sept 10, 2012
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"DC VegFest: Meatless Saturday" Huffington Post, Sept 9, 2012
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Sat., Oct 6: Tabling at the World Veg Festival in San Francisco, CA

Sun., Oct 7: Table at the Abbot Kinney Festival in Venice, CA

Sun., Oct 7: Table at the Takoma Park Street Festival in Takoma Park, MD

Fri., Oct 12: Leaflet at the ACL Music Festival in Austin, TX

Fri., Oct 12: COK Benefit Day at the Judge's Bench in Ellicott City, MD

Sun., Oct 21: Texas State Veggie Fair in Dallas, TX

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