THE top TV presenter challenged the opinions of the devoted vegan and environmental activist George Monbiot, who believes livestock farming should end.
Monbiot, 54, appeared on the UK’s Good Morning Britain programme on ITV to persuade viewers to stop eating meat, but soon admitted he was wearing a leather watchstrap and shoes.
Morgan was quick to call out the fake vegan activist who has previously compared livestock farming to a form of slavery, the subjugation of women, and a judicial torture.
As debate began to heat up, the presenter asked: “Do you not think you should be leading from the front. You’re telling us to give up meat? But you want to kill these animals for your watches and your shoes? Some would say that was shameless hypocrisy.”
But Monbiot, who appeared on the show with chef Anthony Warrol answered: “I’m not being 100% purist about this, but I am trying to persuade people to change their habits in quite a radical way.”
“My watch strap is from the Wednesday market in the town where I live. Yes, it’s leather. It came from a cow, believe it or not, so did my shoes.”
Morgan hit back: ‘You’ve got no problem with slaughtering animals as long as it’s for your fancy watches and your shoes?
“Do you not think that you should be leading from the front.
“You are telling us all to give up meat, you want to kill these animals for your watches and your shoes… shameless hypocrisy, am I wrong?”
After being severely challenged by Morgan, Monbiot had to admit that he was not 100 per cent devoted to his vegan lifestyle.
He said: “I’m not being 100 percent purist about this but I am trying to persuade people to change their habits in quite a radical way. “This is a bi-product of an industry that is driven by meat eating.
“It will last me for several years where as the burger that you might eat today will have more of an impact than this and it will last for two hours.”
At the end of the programme Mr Monbiot concluded that he sees the treatment of animals to be as shocking as genocide.