PETA asks Ocasio-Cortez to promote "healthy vegan" food policies

The combative activist group made its case to Ocasio-Cortez to help it “reclaim the Earth.” It wants to limit the country’s dependence on an animal food supply to help curb greenhouse emissions and provide Americans with what the group called “healthful eating.”

“Because animal agriculture not only is devastating to animals but also poisons the environment and makes Americans sick, what we need is a Vegan Green New Deal,” PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said in a statement. “PETA hopes Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will promote equity, environmental justice, health, and kindness by recognizing the need for vegan food policies.”