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‘Animal Justice Party’ MP pushing for people to eat a plant-only diet caught eating seafood

Ollie Gillman: ‘A vegan MP whose party calls for people to eat a plant-only diet has been caught gobbling down seafood at a Japanese restaurant. Mark Pearson, the Animal Justice Party’s (AJP) sole MP, was seen eating snapper and oysters while dining alone in the Sydney eatery, according to furious animal rights activists. A vegan who works at the restaurant also claimed Mr Pearson had visited before and ordered sashimi – and said the politician even told him how to join his animal-friendly party mid-meal… Mr Pearson, who has previously claimed to be ‘almost vegan’ and ‘vegetarian’, admitted eating fish, saying he ‘strayed … for that morsel’…

Mr Pearson has been an MP in New South Wales since 2015 and is the party’s first ever elected representative. According to the party’s website, the ‘AJP advocates a plant based diet free of all products derived from animals’. ‘Eating fish, whether farmed or wild, is incompatible with AJP’s advocacy of a plant-based diet,’ it also states… Mr Pearson said claims he was a regular at the restaurant were ‘absolute rubbish’. However he added that he was not ‘elected by the vegan community’ and said his party was not just for people who do not eat meat’. SOURCE…

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