Activist says friends, not food
Animal rights protestor speaks out
By Jennifer Dorval
University of Central Florida
Published: Sunday, September 20, 2009
Gary Yourofsky is very familiar with the inside of a prison cell.
His passion for animal rights has landed him in jail 13 times and banned him from five different countries.
Yourofsky, the founder of Animals Deserve Absolute Protection Today and Tomorrow, a non-profit animal rights organization, asked students to “remove the blinders” from their eyes while giving a two-hour presentation on what he described as the “worst Holocaust in human history.”
The event, hosted by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Sigma Alpha Pi, gathered more than 100 students in the Student Union’s Garden Key room on Friday afternoon.
Yourofsky asked students to place themselves in the position of animals and start to view the issue from their point of view — as victims.
“If you are not a victim, don’t examine it from your point of view, because when you’re not the victim, it becomes really easy to rationalize and excuse cruelty, injustice, inequality, slavery and even murder,” Yourofsky said. Read More
It’s always interesting to see what the most radical animal rights activists are saying about animal agriculture. I really wish more people could hear just how crazy and irresponsible these people are. The real concern about an event like this is the fact that the University of Central Florida is presenting a speaker, who has been jailed 13 times, as an expert in animal agriculture. If they want to learn about animal agriculture, there are plenty of hard working, honest family farmers and ranchers that would be happy to visit with them.