Bernie Sanders isn’t Vegan, and I’m Heartbroken
I’ll forgo every bit of journalistic integrity I ever dreamed of having and just lay it out there for you: 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. During the Iowa caucus the other evening, it was reported that Google’s top trending question from Iowans, was, “is Bernie Sanders a vegan?” Nope!
Folks seem perplexed as to why Sanders has such an excellent pro-animal voting record, yet consumes animal products. In fact, his score with the Humane Society Legislative Fund last year was perfect. It just goes to show that caring about the regulation of animal exploitation does not a vegan make, and those who take part in speciesism can easily find themselves concerned with the regulation of animal consumption.
Of course, Sanders is feeling the gout as much as I’m feeling the Bern, so cutting meat and dairy out of his diet is a fantastic idea, as the illness is linked to the overconsumption of meat.