Tuesday, May 06, 2003

Michigan native speaks in homeland

Back on the “weenie” list for a third time this year is Gary Yourofsky. I missed his speaking presentation but Detroit TV WXYZ (view) did a story on one parent who didn’t agree with Yourofsky speaking to his son at Eisenhower High School. Yourofsky, a PETA lecturer, spoke to 600 students in January and I thought you might be interested in a few of his comments from that presentation.

"When you cause misery to animals and take part in their murder, you are causing God misery and murdering his soul."

He admitted his purpose for speaking to the students was to convert them to a strict vegan lifestyle.

“People who eat meat are terrorists”

And the following gem was quoted not to the students but in the Toledo Blade 2001: "Do not be afraid to condone arsons at places of animal torture," he has written to supporters. Matter of fact, if an "animal abuser" were to get killed in the process of burning down a research lab, "I would unequivocally support that, too."

Two teachers requested his speaking appearance at the school and the school principal said they will do a better background check from now on…

Teresa Platt and the Fur Commission have all the information on Gary Yourofsky, click here to get his full profile.

The world is ruled by those who show up

Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT is the first American University to take a stand against factory egg farming. A store at Wesleyan University says it will only sell eggs laid by chickens with freedom. This a quote from a student leader in the school:

Factory egg farms are infamous for their cruel conditions, for both hens and workers, and for the environmental threats they pose. Up to ten hens are forced to live in a cage so small that one hen could not spread her wings," said Matt Montesano, a member of Wesleyan's Environmental Organizers' Network (EON). "Hens are in lifelong pain because up to two-thirds of their beaks are cut off as chicks. Hens in factory farms
are periodically starved for up to three weeks in a practice called force-molting, which attempts to shock hens' bodies into another laying cycle."

What do you think? Maybe the messages that people like Gary Yourofsky are sending to students in schools are working?

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