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February 2012

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: Monday, February 06, 2012 6:32 AM
you are not real. you are not real. you are not real. you are not real. you are not real! you are an angel. i thank god for creating you. i thank you for unbrainwashing me. i thank u for opening my eyes. i love u.

Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 1:38 PM
I saw your famous lecture. It had a huge impact on me. My appreciation to you and your work is beyond words.

Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 6:45 PM
u change my life 4 ever and ever.

Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 7:20 AM
Today I saw the speech you gave at Georgia Tech. it truly inspired me to get totally rid of the addiction/habit of eating meat. I believe that most ”meat eaters” also love animals, and don’t mean to hurt them. The big problem is that people just don’t realize how meat came on their plate. You are doing a great job waking up people, and I am forwarding the word to people around me.

Sent: Monday, February 13, 2012 11:47 AM
I live in Israel. I came upon you after a friend sent me a link to your lecture. I was vegetarian for 8 years and vegan for two. but a couple years ago I started eating meat again. Your speech took me back home to where I really want to be. A day after listening to you I went back vegan. It’s been a couple weeks since and I’m really proud of my choice. I get questioned a lot so I basically quote you and eventually refer them to your speech. I think your activity is outstanding and you’re doing an amazing thing. Thank you for what you are doing, I know the animals appreciate it, and so do I.

Sent: Friday, February 15, 2012 4:32 AM
Today there was an article/mini-project in a very popular financial newspaper in Israel – Calcalist.
This newspaper has few sections, the article was the cover story of the Leisure section.
The article name is “10 stops on the way to veganism” and the first stop is your speech.

Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 9:53 AM
I’m 19 and live in Israel. The day before I saw your lecture I had my night meal of pork steak, which was my last. It’s been 3 days. I have health issues, I was born with SMA type 2 disease (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) and am currently in a wheelchair. I’m used to going against the world. I had to. When I was a kid, the doctors said I would die by the age of 8 and If I didn’t, I would be hooked up to a breathing-machine. Everybody thinks that SMA is a death sentence. And everybody thinks that killing animals is right. THEY DON’T KNOW SHIT. I want to be a part of the real world. Nobody has to kill a cow or a chicken or a duck to survive. It’s 2012!

Sent: Friday, February 17, 2012 3:40 PM
I live in Israel. A few days ago I watched your lecture on YouTube annd I can definitely say that I am a new person. You totally changed my life! All my friends in school are going to see your lecture in class in a couple of days, and I’m sure that there’s going to be a big change in all of our lives! Thank you so much for making me a better person.

Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2012 4:02 AM
big love from Israel. I was blind but now I see. just wanted to say thank you.

Sent: Monday, February 20, 2012 8:06 AM
You’re a genius! I became vegan a few month ago, and everybody looked at me weird. Then suddenly there was an “epidemic” at my work place in Israel; 5 more people went vegan. And its all because of you and the best lecture we all ever heard! Please keep up the good work and we will too.

Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 4:33 PM
I watched your lecture on youtube and saw the truth. Now I’m vegan. Thank you for opening my eyes.

Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 9:54 AM
I’m 25 years old from Israel. My diet was based on meat and dairy products every morning, noon and evening. Vegetables were a sort of a “sin” to me. However, around 2 years ago I started to realize that I didn’t like the fact that I was always tired after every meal. My mother, father, brother and sisters – like me – always dropped to our beds out of tiredness after most meals. Around 3 months ago I saw your lecture and it really did change my life. I have never connected the dots before. I want to thank you for 3 things: 1) for doing this out of belief and not for monetary reasons; 2) for doing something good for other people even though all of the problems it causes you (police, big corporations, etc.); 3) for helping me rid these habits that were destroying my body slowly but thoroughly. Your lecture is inspiring my mind and soul and please know that you made one soul on the planet happier, healthier, and more merciful to other humans and animals. You are changing the world around us.