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June 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: June 2, 2012 4:16 AM
before I heard your lecture I ate meat without thinking. my parents watched it, too, and they become vegan, too.

Sent: June 4, 2012 12:34 PM
I’m becoming vegan thanks to you.

Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 10:14 AM
I saw your lecture online and want to start eating vegan food only.

Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 1:10 PM
keep up the good work man! you changed my views upside down. and I share your lecture and wisdom with every person I run into. good luck in your battles!

Wednesday, June 06, 2012 3:09 PM
I came across your video from an article in our student magazine at Ben Gurion University in Israel. After watching your lecture, you’ve exposed me to new views, particularly on the ethical level. During my military service I was trained as a sniper, and so I’ve thought at length about the question of “who has the right to take another’s life.” I had never included animals in these thoughts, as it is very easy to disregard them as “not human,” but here is the crux of the whole issue. If we disregard them, then why do we feel compassion towards them, and why do we squirm at the sight of their slaughter? There must be a source for this hypocrisy.

Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 9:20 AM
Wonderful lecture. I became a vegetarian just a few months ago, and after watching your lecture vegan feels like the right thing. But this isn’t enough for me. I would like to become active.

Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 10:01 AM
I’m 15 years old from Israel and been vegetarian for 4 years now. I watched your lecture on youtube. It was very convincing and I want to become vegan, but I’m afraid my parents won’t let me. Could you please send me some articles that I can show them.

Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 11:04 PM
I started going vegan on my own, but I had a lot of problems and I was going to give up. I really was. But then I say your video. Now that I know the true absolute force of what’s happening, I can’t go back to meat or milk or eggs EVER AGAIN! I’m so thankful. In a little over a month, I lost 14 pounds. In a little over a month, I became healthier. In a little over a month, I learned about you and started saving both the environment and the animals if not the world you and I care about. All in all, I’m 13 years old and I’ve convinced my mom, my friend’s whole family, and 2 other friends to become vegan. I can’t stand the atrocity anymore. I used to want to be a surgeon. After watching you, I want to copy you. I wanna be a nutritionist and a non-profit speech person like you are. You changed my life.
(Israeli living in the united states)

Sent: Saturday, June 16, 2012 8:10 AM
I’m from Israel and I’m 18 years old. I’ve been vegetarian since I was 9 and then I saw your lecture. Thank you for showing me the truth. I was blind for so long. Now I’m vegan and so is my 12 year old sister.

Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2012 6:45 PM
I’m from Israel. I have seen your lecture and decided to finally begin a new lifestyle by becoming vegan. I understand that it’s going to be a process in which I will have to adjust to new things and I’m looking forward to doing so.

Sent: Friday, June 29, 2012 12:21 PM
I’m 25 from Israel. I saw your whole video and I’ve got to say bravo. if there is anything I never thought I would be considering is becoming vegan. I actually shed a tear during you speech.

Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2012 9:15 AM
I am 25 from Israel and was a combat soldier in the IDF. Your speech made me cry like a baby. You changed everything about me.

Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2012 1:52 PM
I’m 26 years old from israel. I saw your speech by chance while walking down Rotchild Blvd. in Tel Aviv. I can not believe how 60 minutes can change a mans’ life and perspective. Thank you. Keep being strong and keep making the world a better place. All I can say is that evil prevails when good men stand aside.

Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2012 2:03 PM
I wanted to thank you for your wonderful lecture and bringing me information about what I put into my stomach and how much animals suffer. Thanks to you I’m a vegan.

Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2012 7:17 PM
You changed my life and I use you to change others. Thanks for looking after our planet.

Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2012 11:40 PM
I’ve been a vegetarian for some time, but knew that veganism was where it was at. Even before I heard your speech I was planning on going vegan later on in life. You’ve made it painfully clear that the time is now.