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US Senator Says “We’ll Have To Go A Little Vegan” Due To Meat Shortage

by | May 8, 2020

Republican senator Marco Rubio has suggested that millions of people may have to go vegan as the coronavirus outbreak disrupts US meat production.

Speaking on Fox & Friends earlier this week, the Florida senator explained the cause and effect of the shortage.

“Go A Little Vegan”

“Unlike other supply chain issues, this has nothing to do with anyone overseas” Rubio said.

‘This has to do with how many people can you make work inside one of these processing plants—they’re all very close to each other and there’s a public health risk. So there’s been disruptions there.”

“I know people are working hard to get that resolved. In the meantime, I guess we’ll have to go a little vegan, right.” 

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Farmers have been forced to kill animals themselves due to slaughterhouse closures (krumanop/Shutterstock.com)

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COVID-19 Meat Shortage

The closure of slaughterhouses across the US due to the pandemic has led to a meat shortages in stores. A number of retailers have begun limiting the amount of meat each shopper can purchase.

Food outlets have also been hit by the shortage. Popular fast-food chain Wendy’s has been forced to drop beef from the menu at a number of locations.

There are also reports of farmers culling their animals as they are unable to send them to slaughter.

Do you think that people might embrace veganism in the face of a meat shortage? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!



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