An environmentalist and animal rights blogger is “heartbroken” that global warming crusader Sen. Bernie Sanders is not vegan.
“I love Bernie Sanders, and I’ve become personally invested in his presidential campaign. What totally destroys me, however, is that my beloved Bern-in-ator eats a ton of meat and shows no signs of going vegan,” Lauren-Elizabeth McGrath, an editor at the environmentalist and animal rights blog Ecorazzi, wrote in a Thursday blog post.
McGarth says even though Bernie has a perfect voting record according to the Humane Society Legislative Fund, the Vermont lawmaker is still “tak[ing] part in speciesism” by eating lots of meat.
McGrath is still a fan of Sanders and admits she’d “forgo every bit of journalistic integrity I ever dreamed of having and just lay it out there for you.”
The Vermont senator apparently eats quite a bit of meat and loves to grill, according to a January profile on his home life in People. Sanders even wrote the foreword to a 2010 book called “Good Meat: The Complete Guide to Sourcing and Cooking Sustainable Meat.”
Sanders has also been treated for gout, which can be caused by the over-consumption of meat, according to a report by his doctor published in late January.
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