Some theme music for this post:
New Jersey Senator Cory “Spartacus” Booker doesn’t want you to eat meat. Booker, a vegan, told VegNews that the meat-rich “standard American diet” was unsustainable.
From Fox News:
These days, Booker says, we may all be heading toward a vegan diet because, in his view, meat consumption is not sustainable in the future.
“You see the planet earth moving towards what is the Standard American Diet,” he told VegNews. “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.”
Booker, who has been a vegan since Election Day November 2014, also has legislation to address what you eat.
Booker says there are a number of goals he hopes to accomplish through legislation that would affect what people eat.
“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 says. “So, I’m going to 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. I believe that Americans do care about the cruelty to animals, and that’s why you see public movement to stop pig crating, which is harmful and violates our collective values as a country.”
Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) was not impressed with Booker’s meat-free vision. Cheney, whose state is home to around 60 meat processing plants, sent this tweet out mocking the Mary Moon of American politics.
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) February 12, 2019
Democrats have been on a roll lately. First, they want to get rid of private health insurance. They followed that up by embracing slavery reparations. Then they followed that up with wanting to ban cars and airplanes. Now they want to get rid of meat eating.
It’s hard to see the Democrats’ New Age agenda gaining traction in middle America.