Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States and world-renowned environmentalist, has gone vegan. The subdued announcement appeared in a "Forbes Magazine" article in which Mr. Gore discussed the northern California startup, Hampton Creek, the vegan company behind Beyond Eggs.
Known across the globe for his political career, Mr. Gore rose to even bigger fame with the release of his 2006 Oscar-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth"--which raised awareness about climate change.
That very same year, the United Nations released their report Livestock's Long Shadow, a groundbreaking study that shows animal agriculture creates more greenhouse gases than all the transportation in the world combined.
While the reasons for Mr. Gore's transition to veganism have yet to be discussed, one can only assume that the environmental impact of meat, dairy and eggs has something to do with it.
Regardless, Al Gore's decision to adopt a healthy and humane plant-based diet will certainly inspire others.
Whether you're looking to improve your heath, safeguard the environment, or protect animals from needless cruelty, switching to a delicious vegan diet is simple and easy. Visit ChooseVeg.ca to get started today.
Written by: Ari Solomon, Mercy For Animals