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WHEN THE TRUTH HURTS: Lewis Hamilton Slammed For Saying Only Way To Save Planet Is By Going Vegan

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The car racing champion switched to a plant-based diet in 2017, before helping to launch a vegan burger restaurant in London. He is also said to have sold his red private jet earlier this year.

EMILY BROWN: ‘Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton has been criticised for saying the only way to save the planet is by going vegan, while continuing to make a career out of a ‘gas-guzzling sport’. The 34-year-old, who is on the verge of winning a sixth Formula One world title, took to Instagram to share his concerns about the planet…

In a lengthy plea to his followers, Hamilton wrote in part: “I urge you to do some research, find the compassion I know you have within you to recognise what you are contributing to in terms of what you eat which keeps the meat and dairy industry flourishing and therefore deforestation, animal cruelty, our seas and climate decaying on a daily basis”…

Of course, it’s always good to raise awareness and share advice about how to help the environment but the driver’s comments had the unfortunate side-effect of making him look rather hypocritical… Twitter users were quick to point out Hamilton’s flawed logic, with one writing: “Its [sic] hard to be taken serious [sic] about the climate when your job is to race aimlessly around in circles in a gas guzzling land rocket…

The 34-year-old driver reportedly switched to a plant-based diet in 2017 before helping to launch a vegan burger restaurant in London this September. He is also said to have sold his red private jet earlier this year. According to the United Nations, vehicle emissions are partly responsible for fuelling climate change as the transport sector is responsible for 27 per cent of energy-related CO2 emissions globally’. SOURCE…

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