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Gary Yourofsky

Data di nascita: 19. Agosto 1970

Gary Yourofsky è un attivista statunitense che si occupa dei diritti degli animali.

Yourofsky è stato sponsorizzato dalla PETA tra il 2002 e il 2005, e ha dato molte lezioni pubbliche promuovendo il veganismo. Nel 2010, la popolarità di Yourofsky è cresciuta considerevolmente in tutto il mondo in seguito al rilascio di un video su YouTube intitolato "Best Speech You Will Ever Hear" , nel quale viene mostrato il suo discorso durante una sua lezione alla Georgia Institute of Technology; il video ha guadagnato milioni di visualizzazioni ed è stato tradotto in decine di lingue. Yourofsky è stato ammirato e ritratto come un eroe da molti, ma criticato da altri a causa dei suoi presunti punti di vista estremi.

È stato arrestato 13 volte tra il 1997 e il 2001, e ha trascorso 77 giorni in una prigione di massima sicurezza in Canada nel 1999, dopo aver liberato 1'542 visoni da un allevamento nel 1997.

Frasi Gary Yourofsky

„If they're not enslaved, then what are they? Free?“

—  Gary Yourofsky

Part of the speech to the students of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Summer 2010)
Contesto: Is slavery - owner, victim, profit, domination - exclusive to the human race? Have blacks, Jews, women and children been the only victims of this atrocity? Have not cows been enslaved? What about pigs, chickens, turkeys, fish, sheep? If they're not enslaved, then what are they? Free? Can slavery have a victim that is neither a human, nor an animal? Have not the oceans, the forests, the earth itself, become victims of ownership too?

„Who taught us to be so mean, and nasty and vicious and hateful, or indifferent towards animals when they used to be our friends? These are innocent beings, who have done nothing wrong to us.“

—  Gary Yourofsky

Part of the speech to the students of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Summer 2010)
Contesto: My goal is simple. All I want to do is re-connect people with animals. Awaken some emotions and some feelings and some logic, that is been buried and suppressed, intentionally, by our society. And the reason why I say re-connect it's because each and every person in this room used to be a real animal rights person at one time, a true animal lover, and a real friend to the animal kingdom. And it's when we were kids! When we were young... When we were kids! We used to be in awe of animals."They used to make us laugh, and giggle and smile. They made us pretty happy! And there was a time in our lives, when we would do just about anything in the world to make them happy as well. To protect them from cruelty! Or to, at least, acknowledge the cruelty they were receiving. I mean, if somebody was mean to an animal in front of us when we were little, we would have screamed and cried. And that's because we all used to understand right from wrong, when it came to the treatment of animals. Until somebody told us, and taught us differently. You better believe that somebody told us to ignore their suffering! To mock and excuse, their pain, and their misery. To make fun of their very existence. And this is something I want you to focus on - today, tomorrow and beyond... What in the hell happened along the way?! Who taught us to be so mean, and nasty and vicious and hateful, or indifferent towards animals when they used to be our friends? These are innocent beings, who have done nothing wrong to us.

„What about pigs, chickens, turkeys, fish, sheep?“

—  Gary Yourofsky

Part of the speech to the students of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Summer 2010)
Contesto: Is slavery - owner, victim, profit, domination - exclusive to the human race? Have blacks, Jews, women and children been the only victims of this atrocity? Have not cows been enslaved? What about pigs, chickens, turkeys, fish, sheep? If they're not enslaved, then what are they? Free? Can slavery have a victim that is neither a human, nor an animal? Have not the oceans, the forests, the earth itself, become victims of ownership too?

„How about a humane holocaust? In fact, what is your definition of a holocaust? Is it a massacre of human beings, or a massacre of innocent beings?“

—  Gary Yourofsky

Part of the speech to the students of the Georgia Institute of Technology, On the subject of humane slaughter (Summer 2010)
Contesto: Exactly what is your definition of humane? Besides psychological and physical abuse, torture, dismemberment and murder, what else do you think happens to animals inside of a slaughterhouse? Do you think they get belly rubs and tushy slaps? And if you think there is such a thing as humane slaughter. I'm curious, do you also think there is such a thing as humane rape? Humane child molestation? Humane slavery? How about a humane holocaust? In fact, what is your definition of a holocaust? Is it a massacre of human beings, or a massacre of innocent beings?

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