Dear Kerry McCarthy MP, SHUT UP!!!

The name of Kerry McCarthy isn’t probably one of the biggest names in British politics, but she’s desperate to make the most of her 15minutes of fame. Jeremy Corbyn’s new ‘militant’ vegan shadow minister for farming thinks meat should be handled just like tobacco in terms of public health. Saying in an interview in Viva magazine, Ms McCarthy stated:

‘I really believe that meat should be treated in exactly the same way as tobacco, with public campaigns to stop people eating it,

going on to say:

‘Progress on animal welfare is being made at EU level… but in the end it comes down to not eating meat or dairy.

‘The constant challenging of the environmental impact of livestock farming is making me more and more militant.’

Let’s see which is worse, having a balanced diet (including meat & dairy) or a vegan one such as yourself.

The main problem with being a vegan is the depriving the body of vitamin B12, infact studies have shown that B12 deficentcies can cause:

  • permanent nerve damage,
  • depression,
  • numbness and tingling in the hands and feet,
  • nervousness,
  • paranoia,
  • hyperactive reflexes,
  • impaired memory
  • and behavioral changes.

Dr Mercola, writing in 2012 said;

The few plant foods that are sources of B12 are actually B12 analogs. An analog is a substance that blocks the uptake of true B12, so your body’s need for the nutrient actually increases. Vitamin B12 is found almost exclusively in animal tissues, which vegans and vegetarians do not typically eat,

So from a diet point of view, you are already on shaky ground. So let’s look at the economic consequence of your statement.

The UK is the 9th biggest milk producer in the World (3rd largest in Europe), employing in excess of 40,000 people, & exports to 135 counties worldwide. You seem to be willing to put such global icons as Stilton & Cheddar at risk, & flush our heritage down the toilet. Not really somebody who should be Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs!?!

Let’s move onto meat.

The combined value to the UK economy of red meat production is somewhere in the region of £1.6 Billion, which if you had your way would disappear or be seriously harmed. How very socialist, comrade.

There are so many things wrong with you using your own personal extreme stance in British politics, but I’ll leave you with this:

So being a vegan Ms McCarthy, aren’t you being a bit hypocritical wearing leather boots:


Image: ©Bristol Post

Let’s face it, this isn’t the first time a Labour politician has caught my wrath. One of Ms McCarthy’s predecessors had no answers to difficult questions when she tried to use the British food industry as a political football.

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