Is Chris Packham vegan? The Animal Einsteins host has some Twitter users confused as he’s said to also support the meat and dairy industry. Let’s take a look at the nature programme host and what kind of diet he adopts in 2021.
Given that Chris Packham is a conservationist and wildlife campaigner, it would make sense for him to adopt a vegan diet. The benefits of following a vegan diet are supposed to go beyond the individual and their health, but veganism is also said to be more ethical and eco-friendly for the world as a whole.
Is Chris Packham vegan?
Yes, Chris Packham is vegan. The 59-year-old took part in Veganuary in 2019 and has since kept the diet in place.
In 2018, Chris was announced as a Veganuary ambassador. According to the Veganuary website, Chris was concerned about being able to eat biscuits on the vegan diet.
The site explains: “A year on, Chris remains vegan, and is a true champion of animals – both farmed and wild. We are proud and delighted to have his support as a Veganuary Ambassador.”
Prior to taking part in Veganuary 2019, Chris was a pescetarian.
He often takes to Twitter to share his views on things and March 18th saw Chris use his platform to urge people to stop breeding ‘Franken-chickens’.
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Who is Chris married to?
Chris isn’t married, but he is in a longterm relationship with the owner of the Isle of Wight Zoo – Charlotte Corney.
It’s not known whether Charlotte is also vegan. But, the couple doesn’t live together so Chris should be able to stick to his diet pretty easily.
Chris has a step-daughter, Megan McCubbin, from a previous long-term relationship with Jo McCubbin.
Chris Packham: Poodles
Speaking to The Guardian in 2019, Chris Packham said that he was told that he couldn’t be vegan and keep his pet poodle, Scratchy.
He wrote: “The intolerance of ultra-vegans is so off-putting. You’re never going to win an argument by insulting and belittling people“.
Thankfully, Chris hasn’t listened to the remarks of others and still has pet poodles. He now has a pair of poodles named Sid and Nancy. The dogs have featured on BBC Two’s Animal Einsteins.
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