Vegan Presidential Candidate Cory Booker Vows to ‘Stick a Fork’ in Meat Lovers’ Diet if ElectedSat, 02 Mar 2019 21:01:01 CST
This past week, The Daily Caller reported on a recent interview published by the vegan-oriented publication VegNews in which New Jersey Democratic Senator and 2020 Presidential hopeful Cory Booker, revealed explicitly just how strongly his feelings are against meat and the people that eat and produce it. The original article includes Booker’s thoughts on animal rights, veganism and how to change traditional eating habits for a world that he says “can’t sustain” people eating meat.
Booker, a self-professed vegan since 2014, is a fan of the widely dismissed Green New Deal authored by New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez which outlines in no specific detail plans to eliminate the pollution caused by “farting cows,” an accomplishment he regards equal to winning WWII supposedly.
According to the Daily Caller, “The progressive senator doesn’t think veganism is just appropriate for his private life; he’d like everyone to embrace the diet because he believes the world can’t keep providing enough beef and pork to satisfy meat cravings.”
Booker remarked to VegNews that the Standard American Diet is becoming the norm for much of the world’s population. Booker denounces this shift toward increased protein consumption as a harmful threat to the long-term sustainability of the planet.
“The tragic reality is this planet simply can’t sustain billions of people consuming industrially produced animal agriculture because of environmental impact,” Booker said. “It’s just not possible, as China, as Africa move toward consuming meat the same way America does because we just don’t have enough land.”
In no uncertain terms, Booker outlined his legislative goals to reform the way in which people choose to eat – whether they like it or not it would seem – if he can’t first convince the masses to give up meat.
“Legislatively, I want to continue to be a part of a movement of folk who are fighting against corporate interests that are undermining the public good and the public welfare,” he said, adding that he will continue “supporting bills that are about public health, whether it is pumping in all these antibiotics into animals that are literally threatening the safety of Americans.”
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