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Dr. Melanie Joy analyzes the main reasons for the incredible success of Gary Yourofsky’s speech in Israel

We asked Dr. Melanie Joy to specify what are the main reasons Gary Yourofsky’s speech has such an incredible success here in Israel. Dr. Joy is a Harvard-educated psychologist, personal/relationship coach, professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and celebrated speaker. She has written a number of articles on psychology, animal …

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Nick Cooney, Change of Heart author

Nick Cooney, author of Change of Heart, shares his thoughts on the success of Gary Yourofsky’s speech in Israel

I agree that there are certainly some aspects to the speech that – if you look at the research on persuasion – are probably not ideal; my best guess for Yourofsky’s success is that his charisma and personal enthusiasm for what he is saying, and his down-to-earth nature, are just all positive enough to override …

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J. M. Coetzee - on Banning Gary Yourofsky from High Schools

J. M. Coetzee, Nobel Prize winner in Literature, on the decision to ban Gary Yourofsky from Israeli high schools

The ministry of education in Israel ban Gary Yourofsky from lecturing in high schools during his second visit to Israel in December 2013. We asked Nobel Prize winner in Literature, John Maxwell Coetzee, for his opinion on disallowing Yourofsky from speaking in high schools. “Children are naturally sensitive. They can easily be shocked and disturbed …

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יוסי שריד

Yossi Sarid: Gary Yourofsky’s speech strengthened my resolve.

Yossi Sarid, former Israeli Minister of Education and Minister of Environmental protection, said as follows after watching the speech: “A few months ago I decided to follow my daughter and stop consuming meat. I listened to Gary Yourofsky’s speech and it strengthened my resolve: I have made the right decision and regret it didn’t happen …

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אגי משעול

The reaction of Agi Mishol, one of Israel’s most acclaimed poets

“This earth shattering speech demonstrates exactly what I’ve read in Patterson’s Eternal Treblinka (a partial quote from writer Isaac Bashevis Singer, who wrote: “…In relation to them [the animals], all people are Nazis; for the animals it is an eternal Treblinka.“). “Our country’s roads are full of trucks transporting cows with branded numbers on their …

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גל פרידמן

The reaction of Gal Fridman, Israel’s first and only Olympic gold medalist

Gal Fridman, the first and only Olympic gold medalist in Israeli history, said as follows after watching the speech: “A must see till the end!” “There’s no doubt he is right. There’s no reason in the world to abuse animals like that. And there’s certainly no need for meat and dairy… They are only harmful …

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Animal Rights Quotes / Vegan Quotes

Quotes on the topic of Animal Rights and Veganism. “True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power. Man­kind’s true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. …

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