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March – April 2011

Gary Yourofsky’s inspiring speech touched the hearts of thousands of people in Israel. Many of them sent a thank you note to Gary.

Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 1:39 PM
I’m a 15 year old girl from Israel. Seeing your lectures online helped me make the decision to become vegan and be aware of what’s really going on in the egg and milk industry. I thank you for that and for encouraging people around the US, and around the world to become aware of animal abuse and exploitation of any kind. I just wanted you to know that you affect people outside the USA as well. Many people will be honored if you come to Israel and other countries, since there are vegans here too and many people that just need to hear the right words in order to become vegan and activists. Since I personally don’t know any vegans here in Israel and there are almost none vegan or animal welfare organizations that actually do something, I’d like to raise awareness to my friends and family. Do you have any tips on how to do so amongst the people I’m close to and in my school? I’m currently trying my best in order to be taken seriously.

Sent: Monday, March 28, 2011 5:40 AM
I’m from Israel. I study nutrition and my final paper work will be about Vegan life. I was watching some of your lectures and read all the articles on your website. you’ve helped me a lot just by reminding me all the time why is it so important.

Sent: Sunday, April 10, 2011 12:58 PM
I just wanted to send you big support from Israel and to thank you for your activism for animals. You are our Martin Luther King.

Sent: Monday, April 11, 2011 2:29 AM
I’m from Jerusalem, and a huge fan of yours. I find your activism inspiring, your lectures fascinating and effective, and I hold you in the highest respect.

Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 7:53 AM
I’m an Israeli 12th grader, and I’ve just watched your lecture on YouTube. I really adore the way you touched most of the issues connected to Veganism and Animal rights in just an hour and ten minutes. I believe that it’s really important for people to watch your lecture. I’ve shared it with many of my friends, and I’m about to make sure that at least some of them will fully watch it. Thank you so much for being the voice of the silenced.

Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 3:56 PM
I’m from Israel, and i just listened to your lecture and wanted to thank you for everything that you do for the animals, this was a life-changing lecture (it was translated with Hebrew subtitles) and during the last 4 days almost 1,000 people have watched it! It really is encouraging to know that change is possible.

Sent: Saturday, April 16, 2011 3:42 AM
thank you for the hebrew subtitles. it’s a tremendous help, especially for my deaf friends.

Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2011 6:58 AM
I am a vegan environmentalist living in Tel Aviv, Israel. Someone translated your talk and uploaded it with Hebrew subtitles. I have reposted it, as has at least one other contact of mine and it has been getting hundreds of hits a day. So you seem to be hitting a spot way out here in the Mid East, where so many people think all social issues are secondary to making peace. This video is a great resource.

Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2011 5:26 PM
I’m from Israel. You do a great work. I saw one of your lectures on “YouTube” and I want to tell you that I wanted to stop eating meat because I love animals so much, but I didn’t have the power or something to push me to do it until I heard you. I heard you yesterday and I stop eating meat immediately.

Sent: Monday, April 18, 2011 8:16 AM
Blessings from the land of Israel. Just saw your lecture on youtube and felt that the timing is very symbolic. Tonight we celebrate the holiday of Passover (also known as the holiday of freedom) when we retell the story of breaking free from slavery in Egypt, thousands of years a ago. May this generation, our generation, be the one to create a new story, a new narrative in this planet history: a reality in which ALL beings breaks free from slavery. Happy freedom holiday to all of us.

Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 8:27 AM
I’m from israel. i just finished watching your lecture on youtube. i am a vegetarian of 20 years since the age of ten, in a meat-eating house. and i always wanted to go vegan but always failed. i just wanted to tell u that your lecture was very inspiring and i am confident that this time i will succeed. even my husband who still eats meat was overwhelmed and is serious about changing his ways, which is something i was trying to do for years! so i just wanted to let u know u are making a big change all over the world. i am going to send this video to everyone i know.

Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 8:49 AM
I saw one of your lectures through face book. my comment was “couldn’t explain it better”. My only pure love is to animals, i do admit eating flesh once in a while but you should know that today (Israel time) one less person will be purchasing animals ingredients.

Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 9:09 AM
I’m volunteering in Shevi, an animal rights organization in Israel. First of all, thank you for fighting for the animals. I was already a vegan before I watched your lecture. But I heard from a vegan friend that your lecture affected people in Israel positively, making them take a step toward veganism. I watched it and I’m still amazed. I would like with your permission to make copies of your lecture with hebrew subtitles to give out in our organization activities.

Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 2:16 PM
I’m from Israel, I saw your lecture on youtube, and it shook me to the core, 10 days ago. I have started to be vegan.

Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2011 5:05 PM
i am from Israel and i am in my last year of vet school. just watched your lecture on you tube and i wanted to say thank you for the knowledge you gave me and that finally someone gave me a mirror in the face and gave all the correct answers for all my excuses.

Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2011 6:27 PM
was hypnotized by the lecture. i am ashamed how people can be so cruel 2 animals. here in israel i will do my best to SHARE your speech. u are my hero.