Gary Yourofsky

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Birthday
19, 1970
Birthplace
Detroit, MI
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
19, 1970 (age 48)
Birthplace
Detroit, MI

About

Animal rights activist who rose to international renown after video of one of his speeches, called "Best Speech You Will Ever Hear," went viral in 2010. His video, published in December 2010, has earned more than 3 million views as of June 2016.

Before Fame

He earned his undergraduate degree in journalism from Oakland University. He founded the Animals Deserve Absolute Protection Today and Tomorrow (ADAPTT) in 1996 at the beginning of his career as an activist.

Trivia

Between 2002 and 2005, he served as PETA's official national lecturer. His speech to students at Georgia Institute of Technology that went viral in 2010 has been translated into over 30 languages.

Family Life

He was born in Detroit, Michigan, and raised in the suburban Oak Park.

Associated With

He was offered a job with PETA in 2002 by Ingrid Newkirk.