Gary Yourofsky’s relationship with People for the Ethical Treatment seems to have ended, but Yourofsky is still traveling around the country giving speeches in favor of vegetarianism with his Animals Deserve Absolute Protection Today and Tomorrow organization. And he’s still actively supporting violence.
According to CUNY student newspaper, The Word, Yourofsky gave presentations to a couple journalism classes there.
Yourofsky, who wore a gray Animal Liberation Front T-shirt, said he wanted to eradicate speciesism . . .
As part of his speech, Yourofsky cites famous and presumably admirable people who are vegetarians. But his list contains at least one oddity (emphasis added),
Yourofsky mentioned famous people like Martin Luther King Jr. III, Minister Louis Farrakhan, and author Alice Walker. All, he said, adopted vegan lifestyles because they view the killing of animals as a form of oppression.
Louis Farrakhan? The man who called Jews, Koreans and Vietnamese immigrants in New York “bloodsuckers”?
Well, at least Yourofsky has found someone as noxious as he to share his vegetarianism with.
Veganistic Deja Vu. William Frances, The Word, January 5, 2006.
Million Man March: Its goal more widely accepted than its leader. CNN, October 17, 1995.