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ARA Yourofsky likens livestock to slaves

The way to describe livestock raised to produce food for humans is slavery, rape and murder, said longtime animal rights activist Gary Yourofsky.

"I want you to think about if the moment you were born someone had planned the day of your execution," he said, "because that's what it's like to be a cow, turkey or pig on this planet."

Yourofsky, founder of Animals Deserve Absolute Protection Today and Tomorrow, spoke to Professor Naima Brown's social problems class at Santa Fe College about living a vegan lifestyle.

"Thou shalt not kill," he said. "There's not an asterisk next to that commandment."

Yourofsky said he's been arrested more than a dozen times and banned from five foreign countries. He also gave a lecture Tuesday at the University of Florida.

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