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Messages from Supporters, January 2017

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

To protect the privacy of students and other non-educators, all names and email addresses have been removed.

Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 4:19 PM

You started it all for me for nearly 2 years and I'll never look back. The most important decision I've ever made. Thanks for the wake-up call.

Sent: Monday, January 30, 2017 6:31 PM

Your video was one of the main reasons I went vegan. Thank you so much for changing my life.

Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2017 2:29 AM

After watching your earth-shattering Georgia Tech speech on YouTube three weeks ago, I walked away a devoted vegan after 33 years of eating meat. Animal rights, ethics, health, and environmental issues have now become my passion thanks to you. You are a gigantic inspiration to me. You're my hero. Thank you for changing my life forever.

Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2017 1:46 AM

I am from the island of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. I am sixteen years old and have always loved animals and was always skeptical of eating meat. I went completely vegan at the beginning of 2017 after I came across one of your speeches on YouTube. I was really touched and awakened and decided to stop contributing to such a horrible industry. Any chance I get I always bring attention to the horrendous things that happen to these animals to my friends and family members. I admire your passion and your way with words.

Sent: Friday, January 27, 2017 3:36 AM

You are my hero and part of the reason I am vegan so thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Sent: Friday, January 27, 2017 12:30 AM

I'm a Ph.D. student at Technion in Israel and I turned vegan 7 months ago after talking to a vegan colleague of mine and watching your speech. I can't believe I lived non-vegan before and how much society brainwashed me and everyone I know. Now I'm involved in a vegan organization on campus that actively holds lectures, distributes fliers, and hosts awareness events and booths on campus. Now that my blinders have been removed I just can't thank you enough for your dedication and sacrifice to compassion, equality, and altruism in the face of brutal Injustice.

Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2017 5:19 PM

Thank you for opening my eyes, and turning me vegan. You are a mentor and a role model. Love from Chile.

Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2017 1:27 AM

I am 16 years old and live in Ecuador. Since the beginning of July 2016, I stopped eating meat and animal products and decided to be vegan because of you.

Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 11:13 PM

You were a huge motivator for me to go vegan.

Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 4:29 PM

I am from Mexico and my family just saw your conference. We are all vegetarians since birth but after seeing your video we have decided to take the next step and go vegan. My family is involved in teaching (all age levels) and they want you to know that every one of their kids will know about you and hear your message. You have touched our hearts and minds.

Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 12:42 PM

I spent years studying in order to one day work in conservation out of love for animals. I now realize I have been the BIGGEST hypocrite my entire adult life because I ate whatever I wanted without a fleeting thought. I now also realize 90% of the people working in my industry are hypocrites, and everything has turned upside down for me. Attempts to educate my coworkers has been an exercise in patience. I stumbled upon your lecture in the recommended videos while listening to music, and became vegan immediately after your lecture.

Sent: Monday, January 23, 2017 5:04 PM

I just wanted to thank you for opening my eyes. I am 25, a student from Europe living in the San Francisco Bay and I loved KFC and fast foods more than anyone else and I couldn't imagine my life without them until I saw your speech. I owe you a big thanks because from now on I will love all the beings on the earth equally. One day my children will be vegan, too. I am a Vegan thanks to you!

Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2017 2:33 PM

Thank you for changing the way I look at the world.

Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2017 9:23 PM

You opened my mind and my sense of life with your Georgia Tech video and, of course, with all of the other ones. I've been vegan for 3 months now and my wife, as well. I try to convince all the people I know to go vegan.

Sent: Friday, January 20, 2017 4:15 PM

I am a 17 year old high school senior in Michigan. I have to give a 30 minute presentation and provide a 15 page paper on a subject that I am passionate about. I also have to interview a person knowledgeable about my subject (veganism is logic in today's society). I have been vegan for 3 years. I wasn't planning on becoming vegan until I moved out, but after watching your speech at Georgia Tech combined with my passion for animals, I became vegan the next day and it was the best decision of my life. Since you are the one who inspired me to become vegan, can I ask you a series of 10 questions?

Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2017 10:49 PM

You helped me become vegan. I was blinded and ate animal products for almost 30 years. I am 31 now.

Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7:55 PM

Nearly a year vegan because of you!

Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7:26 PM

I'm a cardiologist in Myrtle Beach, SC. I've been struggling for many years to become vegan until I came across your “life changing speech". You made a 100% convincing argument for me to never look back. With 100% certainty, I'm convinced that this is the right thing to do. For that, I want to thank you a million times.

Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 9:02 AM

You inspired me to be vegan.

Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 5:29 PM

I have recently turned vegan and then got my partner to watch your speech with me, and he is now also vegan! What a powerful speech with so much truth and passion in every word.

Sent: Monday, January 16, 2017 8:11 PM

I am a 17 year old grade 12 high school student in Toronto. I have been vegan for about 4 months. Your speeches completely inspired me to make that change in my life. I'm trying my best to inspire people and educate them.

Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2017 11:29 AM

I think that your lectures are one of the most significant factors in awakening people and the shift towards veganism that is happening. So I'm just curious how life is looking for you now. I'm lecturing, too, here in Sweden and converting people to veganism. Thank you for your inspiration and opening my eyes, my mind and heart.

Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2017 4:59 AM

I just saw a highlight reel of interviews you've had. I'm blown away by your tenacity and conviction. Your passion for your cause is truly uplifting and yes I can't even imagine how intense the conflicts you have endured in pursuit of global peace and a higher consciousness. I feel like I'm actually writing to a war veteran and I really just want to say thank you for standing up for everyone who feels they don't have a voice yet. I believe you have set the foundations for the awakening that is happening now and all your work will not go in vain. I do plan in the future to promote and organise health/wellness lectures in Australia.

Sent: Friday, January 13, 2017 7:34 PM

7 months ago you changed my life although it seems longer. I don't know where I would be without you showing me the truth. I can't believe I said I loved animals yet ate them. I hope I can make as great a difference as you one day but that's a long way to go since I'm only 13.

Sent: Friday, January 13, 2017 2:21 AM

I live in Venezuela in a very difficult economic situation. I am living on $2 per day. But after watching your speech, I immediately became vegan. I have been educating myself about it and, to be honest, it has been easy and pleasant for me. I have been eating potato, corn, sweet potato, yucca and plantains for the last three months. So being poor is not an excuse. I believe the truth is simple to understand and arguments to become vegan are just powerful enough to stop eating animals.

Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2017 12:43 PM

I watched your lecture once, and I was done once and for all. I went vegan right up. My life couldn't be any better. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2017 10:03 AM

Your lectures changed my world. You said everything I have always felt, and wanted to say. No one has made a bigger contribution to this planet, for animals and for humans. You are my “GOD” and should be the real God of all the Christians and other religious people of this world.

Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 7:43 PM

I saw your speech live in 2014 in one of my college courses and my life changed forever. There can never be enough thanks, but there can be action. It's what we do with the truth the blinders hid from us here on out. Always coming back to your videos for fuel. The world will be vegan someday.

Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 3:50 PM

I am from Buenos Aires, Argentina, the country most famous for its production and consumption of beef. I saw a video of you at Georgia Tech. Thank you for sharing that information. From this moment on, I will be vegan. Thanks for opening my eyes.

Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 1:51 PM

My daughter, mother and I went vegan last year. I can’t thank you enough for your videos and words. Eating animals is insane & cruel. Love from Italy.

Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 11:38 AM

Thanks to you, me and my mom are now vegans. We have been for a few months, and we are never going back. We are trying to spread the vegan message the best we can. It's not easy though because in Denmark the dairy and meat industries have done a good job at manipulating people into thinking that we need dairy and meat, and that the animals are slaughtered humanely. I've got a school assignment next week, and I chose to talk about veganism. I hope that I'll be able to open people’s eyes.

Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 12:02 AM

I am vegan due to your speech.

Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 12:32 AM

60 days vegan because of your video.

Sent: Monday, January 9, 2017 10:56 PM

I saw your speech one year ago today and became vegan! The only difficult part is trying to inform friends and family. It's like talking to walls.

Sent: Monday, January 9, 2017 10:34 PM

I'm from Italy. I didn't know about you until two hours ago when I saw your interview in Israel. Then I found one of your seminars and it was really mind-blowing. I train in combat sports and you completely changed my point of view. I' ve always loved animals but was unable to change for all the reasons you know very well. After watching your lesson, I threw away all the animal products in my fridge. It's the first time in my life I felt the urge to mail someone I don't know. In one hour you really opened my eyes and freed those righteous feelings I've always shushed inside me.

Sent: Monday, January 9, 2017 5:12 PM

I've been vegan for over a year now since I watched your video.

Sent: Monday, January 9, 2017 10:06 AM

I can't thank you enough for helping me and teaching me about veganism. Without you, I don't know where I would be but I definitely wouldn't have gone vegan and felt compassion for animals.

Sent: Monday, January 9, 2017 4:45 AM

I was vegetarian for three years. Two weeks ago I became vegan because I saw your video. Love from Argentina.

Sent: Monday, January 9, 2017 12:29 AM

You were my inspiration to go vegan! I became vegan 2 years ago. Thank you for showing me the truth!

Sent: Sunday, January 8, 2017 8:08 PM

Three and a half years ago I watched one of your talks at a university and it transformed my life. This big change motivated me to make many other changes and improvements. I am more grounded, determined, self-disciplined, smarter, faster, stronger, more confident, 10x healthier and, most important, proud and at peace for not hurting my body, animals and the earth.

Sent: Sunday, January 8, 2017 12:29 AM

You're one of the main reasons I went vegan. I showed your speech to some of my friends and they've decided to choose veganism as their lifestyle. Sending love all the way from Belize.

Sent: Saturday, January 7, 2017 12:11 AM

Just wanted you to know that you are my hero! You inspired me to go vegan. Thank you for changing my life.

Sent: Friday, January 6, 2017 9:22 PM

I’ve been vegetarian since I was 15. But you inspired me to become vegan.

Sent: Friday, January 6, 2017 4:33 PM

I'm a singer songwriter who is very lucky to have the wife I have. Today she said let's go on an afternoon date if you can get out of work early. I'm thinking to myself, I've got no gigs tonight and the kids are gone. We got the house to ourselves! You know. But then she sits me down to watch your 2010 seminar. I've never felt like I've been more informed and simply blown away. I want to help make a difference. Thank you for raising awareness in this household. It will be shared with others from our family.

Sent: Friday, January 6, 2017 3:09 PM

You have been a great inspiration to me. Going on a year vegan this month after watching your speeches.

Sent: Thursday, January 5, 2017 5:52 PM

You are the reason I opened my eyes to the truth. Once you learn the truth, you can't unlearn it.

Sent: Thursday, January 5, 2017 3:45 AM

It was watching your videos that opened my eyes to the reality of animal abuse and slavery. I became vegan overnight and have been for 14 months.

Sent: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 1:26 AM

I converted to veganism after watching your 2010 lecture. I am a 36 year old father of 2 from Sri Lanka.

Sent: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 12:32 PM

Your YouTube video was the reason I went from vegetarian to vegan. The only thing I had not cut out was cheese and when I saw your video I was done from that day on. I have been vegan for 2 years now. I have NEVER felt better, morally and physically. Thank you for educating others and opening my eyes.

Sent: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 6:21 AM

I recently showed my mother the 2010 YouTube speech you gave at Georgia Tech. She has decided to go vegan after years of watching my husband and I thrive on a vegan diet.

Sent: Monday, January 2, 2017 2:59 AM

I am awakened and you were the catalyst.

Sent: Sunday, January 1, 2017 1:08 AM

I'm vegan because of you.

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