In a new interview with VegNews, a vegan news website, Democrat Presidential candidate Cory Booker said that the planet cannot sustain meat eaters and that he stopped eating eggs because it did not “align with [his] spirit.”
Booker’s interview with VegNews led to him being roundly mocked for his radical vegan views, which include the notion that the planet simply cannot sustain the environment hits that come from providing enough meat for Americans to consume, and that eating eggs is spiritually unhealthy.
It is worth noting that Booker, who believes eating eggs is immoral, is in favor of expanding abortion access, thus valuing chicken eggs more than human eggs.
From the VegNews interview:
You see the planet earth moving towards what is the Standard American Diet. We’ve seen this massive increase in consumption of meat produced by the industrial animal agriculture industry. The tragic reality is this planet simply can’t sustain billions of people consuming industrially produced animal agriculture because of environmental impact. 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.
While explaining that his last “non-vegan” meal occurred in 2014, Booker also explained that it took him a long period of time to give up eating eggs, saying that “Suddenly, eating those eggs for me was something that didn’t align with my spirit, and I could feel it,” and adding “I finally just made a decision that I was going to become vegan.”
Booker also noted that it is not the place of American politicians to “preach” about what to eat, and that he is pro-individual choice when it comes to dietary matters. He then proceeded to explain that his moral decision to forego animal products is a “value” based decision, and that he would talk about it whenever asked.
“The reality is, I just want to live my life in accordance with my values with an unapologetic authenticity,” said Booker, “I think that’s what we want from our elected officials.”
Appearing unable to escape negative press, this truly bizarre interview comes only one week after Booker said Virginians should prioritize allegations of racism over allegations of rape, and called on Virginians to ignore Democrat Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax’s multiple allegations of sexual assault and instead call for Democrat Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to step down because of his racist yearbook photo.
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