"Before I go any further, I think it would be an injustice if I did not express my gratitude for everything you have shared with the activist community, and the impact this has had on how I approach activism, and perhaps more deeply, how I live my life. After I recovered from the initial embarrassment and guilt from what I now realize to be myopic vegan viewpoints, I feel that my life and work will take on a new meaning.
"As someone who wants to be as effective an advocate for animals as possible, this will make a tremendous impact. But I am also coming to realize just how universal suffering is in our world, how it is the guiding principle for doing good. These ideas will permeate into all aspects of my life."
Thanks again to everyone!