Democratic candidate Cory Booker has been asked if he believes US citizens should go vegan — and his answer, despite identifying as a vegan himself, was “no.”
“So should more Americans — including those here in Texas and in Iowa — follow your diet?”
“First of all, I want to say ‘no’ — actually, I want to translate that into Spanish — ‘no,’” Booker responded.
He added that he believes regulation is a sufficient means of combatting climate crisis, and that mass adoption of veganism is unnecessary in that respect.
Some have speculated that Booker avoided speaking about veganism because he did not want to alienate potential voters, especially during a debate in Texas — a state notorious for its bbq and steak.
Vegan Moves From Cory Booker
Cory Booker has discussed in the past how he doesn’t believe that our planet can sustain animal agriculture, especially “as China, as Africa move toward consuming meat the same way America does because we just don’t have enough land.”
Booker’s election platform does have an animal welfare component, however. He promises to protect all endangered species and ban trophy-hunting imports, as well as creating millions of new acres of protected wildlife reserves.
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