Gary Yourofsky was sponsored by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) between the years 2002–2005, and has given many public lectures promoting veganism. In 2010, Yourofsky’s popularity quickly accelerated around the world (especially in Israel) following the release of a YouTube video titled Best Speech You Will Ever Hear showing him giving a speech at Georgia Institute of Technology, as the video gained millions of views and has been translated into tens of different languages. Yourofsky has been admired and depicted as a hero by many, but criticized by others for his alleged extreme views. He has been arrested 13 times between the years 1997–2001, and has spent 77 days in a Canadian maximum security prison in 1999, after raiding a fur farm in Canada, releasing 1,542 mink in 1997
I give free speeches all around the world. My goal is to increase the peace through education, encouragement and inspiration!