Good evening and thank you for coming. My name is James, and I am the humane educator for the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida.
Now, I am typically giving this presentation to a high school classroom, so my audience is a little different. And I… Same level. We will find out. We will find out. So I pretty much know my audience. And I can pretty much can guarantee that 99% of the kids in the class re eating meat, dairy and eggs. And there might be one or two kids who are vegetarian. But it’s a very rare occasion where you’ll get a kid who is vegan.
When I speak to adults it’s a little different, you know, I don’t quite know my audience as well. So I want to get to know you. So here is what I want everybody to do. I want everybody to please stand up. All right, now, if you are vegan, meaning you choose not to eat any meat of the animal, no flesh of the animals, no cows, no chickens, no pigs, no turkey, and no fish, right surprise, surprise: fish is not a vegetable. No dairy, no cow’s milk, no cow cheese, no cow butter, no cow ice cream and no eggs, please have a seat.
So if you are a vegan, please have a seat. Okay. Now for the rest of you, you’ll have to remain standing for the rest of the presentation. All right, everybody have a seat.
There is another benefit of talking to high school kids. And that’s they are not afraid to participate in the presentation. They will say whatever is on their mind. Whether I like it or not. But with adults it’s a little bit harder, it’s like pulling teeth. Now this presentation is designed to be interactive, meaning I want you to actually participate. I want you to engage.