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Messages from Supporters, December 2016

Read the praise from thousands of people worldwide who were inspired by Gary to convert to an ethical vegan lifestyle

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Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2016 8:38 AM

If it wasn't for your speech, I wouldn't have had my blinders taken off.

Sent: Friday, December 30, 2016 11:54 PM

You are the reason I am vegan today. If I never came across your speech, I would still be eating the flesh and secretions of innocent beings and supporting the greatest injustice out there. I speak out, educate and fight for these animals every day. There is no sitting quietly as non-vegans try to make excuses, and accusations, about their life choices. You are my hero! I wish I could meet you and thank you for how much you have changed my life. Animal rights is my life now and there is no going back.

Sent: Friday, December 30, 2016 10:13 PM

You have said some crazy stuff in the past and angered quite a few people, even in the vegan community. But the fact that you’re spreading the vegan message in a serious, unapologetic way eclipses every "over the top" statement you’ve made. You’ve inspired me to become vegan and I'll be grateful for that until the day I die. Humans are stubborn creatures but you have the power to change them.

Sent: Friday, December 30, 2016 7:43 PM

I've recently turned vegan thanks to your speeches.

Sent: Friday, December 30, 2016 5:41 AM

You are the reason I'm vegan!

Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2016 4:50 PM

I turned my parents and four friends vegan thanks to your strong arguments.

Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2016 8:09 AM

Thank you for speaking out. Thank you for waking me up. I honestly think of you as a hero for the animals, and for the planet.

Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2016 6:52 AM

Thanks for the eye-opener. I am grateful for what you have done for me and my family. You are now a guru in our home. I wish I had stumbled upon your speech sooner but I am glad it has happened now rather than never. We got our daughters, ages 11 and 14, to watch one of your presentations. As a family, we were able to share the emotion and the enlightenment. Please keep spreading the message as you do, with passion and honesty, because we have been transformed. 4 people in one shot just from a youtube video. I hope we too can make an impact using your teachings.

Sent: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 1:14 PM

I watched your lecture and was immediately turned off by the meat and dairy industry. It’s the best decision I have ever made and, for that, I thank you.

Sent: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 1:14 PM

Your speech turned me instantly vegan. I had been lukewarm in my efforts, not really seeing the full evil.

Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 5:56 PM

My dad asked me to tell you thank you for your speech. He lives with me 3 days out of the week, and anyone who spends that much time with me eventually stops eating animals. Needless to say, my Dad had been a vegetarian for quite some time, until we sat and watched your speech a few months ago. Halfway through your speech, he paused it, and stuck his hand out to shake mine, promising he'd never contribute to that horror ever again. He's ditched dairy and eggs and has been a hardcore vegan ever since.

Sent: Monday, December 26, 2016 12:47 AM

Thank you for opening my eyes. I went vegan on December 9, 2014, after watching your best speech ever. My husband, who grew up believing the notion that eating meat is manly and vital to be strong, went vegan 3 days after me. Our health has drastically improved and we feel so much better.

Sent: Sunday, December 25, 2016 9:26 AM

You changed my life 9 months ago.

Sent: Saturday, December 24, 2016 10:02 PM

I accept you as my lord and savior! I just turned vegan.

Sent: Friday, December 23, 2016 7:33 AM

Awesome speech! I was vegetarian but am now turning vegan!

Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2016 11:41 AM

You're the reason I went vegan about 1.5 years ago and why I will be for the rest of my life. Same with my other half (husband).

Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 2:47 PM

I`m 18 from Slovenia. I first watched your speech on veganism about seven months ago and have been vegan ever since. Your video really opened my eyes. Now I`m trying to convince my family and everyone I know to become vegan. For my graduation, I have to do a research project on any topic I want and have decided to do it on our attitude/behavior towards animals. Are you willing to answer some questions, which I would use as part of the research? I will also do a survey with about 700 people and an "experiment" where I will go to a nursery school because I want to prove that we learn how to mistreat animals through socialization. I will have to present my work and my conclusions first at my school and - if it`s good - then also in front of the ministry of education, science and sport.

Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 7:33 AM

Thank you for helping me see the light and, in turn, allowing me to help others.

Sent: Monday, December 19, 2016 6:08 AM

Thank you for bringing this knowledge to my attention. I think some people would say you just have a gift for speaking, but in reality you are just telling the truth. I don't know how people can disagree with what you say? It's real and people know it, but they are in a state of denial.

Sent: Monday, December 19, 2016 4:45 AM

I watched your speech and Earthlings almost 2 months ago and immediately went vegan.

Sent: Monday, December 19, 2016 1:37 AM

You have changed my life. I have now been a vegan for a month and half since first watching your video. I’m watching it again and it stills makes me cry and reassures why I will NEVER go back. Meat and dairy now disgust me.

Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2016 2:32 PM

You have been a hero of mine since you turned me vegan after I was vegetarian for years but still blinded. Thank you for my sight.

Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2016 6:54 AM

Three months ago today I went vegan thanks to you. I am going to celebrate with a sweet potato feast.

Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2016 4:14 AM

I am from India. I became vegan 1.5 years ago because of you. You are my biggest inspiration, and my hero. Thanks for inspiring me to change my life completely.

Sent: Saturday, December 17, 2016 6:41 PM

Your 'best speech ever' on veganism shaped my view of things 4 years ago. To this day I'm still vegan and I'll never go back. Thank you for everything you've done for me and this world.

Sent: Saturday, December 17, 2016 10:52 AM

I'm an Italian architect who lives and work in London. After watching your videos on YouTube, I completely changed my life and the way I see animals and all other creatures that live on this planet.

Sent: Saturday, December 17, 2016 3:01 AM

I'm 16 years old, and remember watching all these vegan advocates, and I used to hate them until I realized everything they said was 100% true. Your speech is what turned me vegan and made me see the truth!

Sent: Friday, December 16, 2016 10:22 PM

You are a great teacher and guide for humanity as a whole. I feel greatly indebted to the knowledge and enlightenment you've shed upon me and many others.

Sent: Friday, December 16, 2016 10:21 PM

Your speech made me start on the vegan path! Already feel so much better!

Sent: Friday, December 16, 2016 9:30 PM

Thanks to you today is my second anniversary of my awakening to being human. I had multiple food allergies when I went vegan, and now they are all gone. And the best part is how many animals do not have to be bred into captivity, tortured & murdered because of me thanks to your speech on YouTube. As a farm kid, you reminded me that these beautiful souls were, and are again, my friends. You changed my life and I am forever grateful!

Sent: Friday, December 16, 2016 7:27 PM

I’ve learned so much from you. All of my arguments come from you. Thanks to you I have made five people vegan this year.

Sent: Friday, December 16, 2016 2:58 AM

You were the catalyst for me becoming vegan. I can't thank you enough for stripping away all the propaganda and lies and highlighting the incongruities inherent in an omnivorous existence. The reality is overwhelming and crushing. You are such an inspiration to me and without you I would be living without the slightest inkling of what true integrity and congruity of belief and behaviour truly mean.

Sent: Friday, December 16, 2016 1:15 PM

I've been vegetarian for some time now. But after watching your speech tonight, I am vowing to completely skip the cheese and cream in my coffee.

Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2016 8:33 PM

We are a young couple from Greece. We want to thank you for helping us open our minds and go vegan! We became vegetarians because we knew that eating animals was wrong, but we didn't realize that were so many other ways to exploit and torture them. We had no idea about veganism. Since we saw your speech, we decided to dedicate our lives to the absolute liberation of animals. Animal rights is now our life.

Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2016 5:21 AM

Your speeches were instrumental in turning me to veganism, and they're even more important in keeping me sane.

Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 10:32 PM

I am 31 years old from a town called Stourbridge near Birmingham in the UK. Thank you for changing my life from an ignorant self-obsessed one to a beautiful, compassionate and extremely grateful one. After watching one speech and Q&A session, I was converted. Your raw passion literally stopped me then and there. I’m disgusted in who we are; our attitude and ignorance makes me so ashamed. I became a father 3 months ago so I found your work just in time. My son will be raised correctly, knowing what is acceptable to eat and who our friends are.

Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 10:01 AM

4 months ago, I discovered your videos and had a responsibility to watch what happened to animals. I was looking at my two greyhound girls whilst watching the slaughterhouse video and you know those tears that just run from your eyes when you’re not even thinking that you’re crying? Never again will I eat any animal products. My dogs are going to transition onto a vegan diet, too. Shame that you are actually considered a “terrorist” in the UK where I am as I’d love to attend one of your lectures. Thanks for the videos on YouTube and for having the bollocks to do this.

Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 3:41 AM

I’m from Egypt. I saw one of your speeches yesterday and am inspired to do something! I have always been an animal lover and wanted to open a veterinarian center here in Egypt. Thanks to you, the blinders that were put on, regarding the food industry, were removed after I heard your speech! I opened my fridge this morning and all I could see was the brutality you showed me in those slaughterhouse and dairy farms. I was appalled. I couldn't eat or drink anything. I'm a firm believer that we are put on this earth to make a difference and I salute you for promoting your cause and going against the "norm". I am starting the vegan lifestyle. The deception has to stop. I'm willing to do everything and anything to make this information go viral. Thank you for removing my blinders.

Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 11:50 PM

I am a junior at Florida Gulf Coast University. My friend told me to watch your lecture after she told me she was going vegan. I am a huge lover of burgers, chicken, cheese, eggs, etc. but have never been thoroughly informed about the harmful effects it could have on my health, the earth's health, and most importantly, the animals’ lives. After watching your lecture, my eyes are open to the terrible and cruel things people do to animals just to make money. I always thought animal meat and animal byproducts were necessary for energy and proper growth, but as you described, this is a HUGE lie that has been ingrained in us since we were little. We don't need any of it; the meat, the milk, the eggs, the abuse. I want to thank you for your passion for animal equality and protection. I want to thank you for informing me about the problem that I didn't think I could change. But with me not eating anything from animals, it could really make a difference in the big picture. I will stand for kindness with you and all vegans.

Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 3:24 PM

I love your speeches and you are one of the main reasons I went vegan.

Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 3:14 AM

Your speech changed my life.

Sent: Monday, December 12, 2016 11:57 PM

"Vegan Gains" brought me to you. Today I'm vegan because of the both of you.

Sent: Sunday, December 11, 2016 9:41 PM

I cannot thank you enough for giving me the strength – and opening my eyes – to become vegan.

Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2016 11:47 AM

Your lectures have played a great role in turning me vegan. I find your videos to be highly educational and informative.

Sent: Friday, December 9, 2016 10:33 PM

I’m 37 from a small town in Indonesia. 2 years ago I saw your speech on youtube and it blew my mind. Your speech opened my heart. I’ve been vegan for 2 years.

Sent: Friday, December 9, 2016 6:34 PM

I am Brazilian, and became a vegan in 2011 when I heard your speech. You inspired me to be a better person. You opened my eyes to the animal holocaust.

Sent: Friday, December 9, 2016 4:40 PM

I'd be lost if it wasn't for you. You opened my eyes and I'm eternally grateful.

Sent: Friday, December 9, 2016 1:31 PM

I'm 13 years old and when I watched your speech I immediately went vegan. Thank you so much for helping me see the truth and changing my life.

Sent: Friday, December 9, 2016 9:58 AM

I recently watched one of your speeches, and you turned me vegan. Not everyone who tries to educate the masses finds the right words and material to convince others to make compassionate food choices, but you certainly do.

Sent: Thursday, December 8, 2016 12:08 AM

Thank you so much for waking me up, re-connecting me to the animals, and giving me compassion for their well-being. Your YouTube speech was the shock treatment and education I needed to transform to vegan. Feeling inner peace towards the animals and the planet is priceless! I want to help spread the word and get the important message across to as many people as possible.

Sent: Thursday, December 8, 2016 12:01 AM

Your speech made me transition to a vegan in March (2016).

Sent: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:25 PM

I was vegetarian before watching your speech. Now I have been vegan for almost a week. Thank you so much for opening my eyes.

Sent: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 3:07 PM

You opened my eyes. I'm 15 and 100% vegan now.

Sent: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 11:31 AM

You changed my life. I became vegan the same day I watched your speech. 4 months now!

Sent: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:10 AM

Two weeks ago you opened my eyes. I am 15 years old and all my life I was manipulated to believe that eating animals was correct. But thanks to you, to your videos, I made a change in my life, for animals, nature, and for my health. And I am very happy to do the right thing and spread your videos so that other people will realize the truth.

Sent: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 12:03 AM

You can't debate truth. Your speech was truly an eye-opener. I will no longer play an integral part. You’re a resource of epic proportions.

Sent: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 3:24 PM

Thank you for opening my eyes. My passion is film-making and recently quit my job to pursue my passion. I want to use my gift for the right reasons and make as much impact on this planet as I can before I die. I've known since I saw your video and went vegan (immediately after hearing you speak) that I would be making a film on the topic.

Sent: Monday, December 5, 2016 7:29 PM

Thank you for changing my life forever. I was 11 when I first watched your "best speech" and have now been vegan for 3 years. It changed my family’s eating habits, too, including my 3 year old sister, who went vegan and started spreading the message to her friends. You're truly a legend. Greetings from Sweden.

Sent: Monday, December 5, 2016 3:08 AM

Watched your video about a year ago and decided to make the change to vegan. I did this purely because I was convinced that this diet was most conducive with good health and the ethical arguments just made sense.

Sent: Sunday, December 4, 2016 8:43 PM

You’ve inspired me to volunteer at countless animal sanctuaries and be an activist for the voiceless, not to mention being a vegan for almost one year.

Sent: Sunday, December 4, 2016 3:51 AM

I watched your videos. You opened my eyes to speciesism, cruelties to animals and I'm sorry I was a part of it. I had those blinders on!

Sent: Saturday, December 3, 2016 8:28 PM

Thanks to you I am vegan. I shared one of your best speeches on my FB page.

Sent: Saturday, December 3, 2016 1:56 PM

You're the person that made me vegan, and you're the one that still helps me when I need to explain veganism to others. You've definitely opened up my eyes and motivated me. I've been vegan for a little over 7 months now, and I owe you a lot for where I am now. Any chance you might consider coming to Turkey to give a speech.

Sent: Friday, December 2, 2016 4:25 AM

I turned vegan 6 months ago and you contributed greatly to that decision. I'm glad that human beings like you exist.

Sent: Thursday, December 1, 2016 3:34 PM

I'm from Italy. Me and my wife are vegan because of you.

Sent: Thursday, December 1, 2016 10:01 AM

Résistance Animale is a French student association located in Nantes. Our goal is to raise awareness about animal exploitation at our university. We are going to show your famous speech during an upcoming event.

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