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A People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) spokesman stormed out of a speaking engagement when he realized that materials had been made available before his lecture that contested his radical views.

Gary Yourofsky was to address an audience at East Tennessee State University on April 4. He became irate when the director of the university's Division of Laboratory Animal Resources placed pamphlets in support of animal research on a cart outside of the lecture room. The biology instructor who organized the lecture said Yourofsky abusively compared her to the Ku Klux Klan.

As the argument became more heated, Yourofsky threw the cart, scattering the pamphlets across the floor. University public safety officers attempted to keep things under control, but the lecture was cancelled.

Yourofsky, the founder of Animals Deserve Adequate Protection Today and Tomorrow (ADAPTT), was hired by PETA to lecture to educators and students on animal rights. He has been arrested at least 10 times and spent 77 days in a maximum-security detention center in the name of animal rights.

The Toledo Blade reported in 2001 that Yourofsky had written to fellow activists, "Do not be afraid to condone arsons at places of animal torture."
 
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