Ottawa’s investment last week of $100 million in Winnipeg’s Merit Functional Foods caught the attention one of Canada’s most passionate animal rights activists, Pamela Anderson.
Anderson was so impressed she penned a letter of thanks to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, going as far as offering to assist him in going vegan.
"Sensuality includes being engaged in the world and caring about others’ feelings, and nothing is sexier than compassion," the activist/actress wrote.
"Your recent decision to invest another $100 million in our mushrooming plant-based industries fits that description — and that puts Canada on top when it comes to promoting a humane and healthy diet."
Anderson’s letter goes on to laud the Trudeau for creating good jobs for Canadians, but for also sparing "countless animals a terrible life and death.
"As COVID-19 has exposed serious health risks associated with factory farms and slaughterhouses, the world needs more sensible leaders like you, who are willing to embrace clean, compassionate, and clever food solutions."
Finally, Anderson offers to be Trudeau’s vegan mentor.
"Were you to drop meat and dairy from your personal diet — which I so hope you will — I would be honored to be your mentor and to suggest some of the tasty, diverse vegan foods proudly produced in Canada."
The Prime Minister’s Office did not comment on whether Trudeau would accept Anderson’s offer and go vegan, instead referring to his remarks last week about the economic virtues of plant protein.
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