Al Gore is now a vegan

Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreDems face hard choice for State of the Union response Washington governor proposes new carbon tax The Renewable Fuel Standard is broken beyond repair MORE, like former White House colleague Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonTrump’s first year in office was the year of the woman Can a president be impeached for non-criminal conduct? Dems search for winning playbook MORE, has sworn off meat, fish and dairy products.

The Washington Post reports that Gore has gone vegan but notes that his motivation is unknown for now.

“It is unclear why Gore, one of the nation's most visible climate activists, has given up dairy, poultry and meat products. People usually become vegan for environmental, health or ethical reasons, or a combination of these three factors,” the Post’s Juliet Eilperin reports.

The story notes that Gore’s decision surfaced in an “offhand reference” in a Forbes magazine story that’s available here. The Post, citing a person familiar with Gore’s decision, reports that Gore opted to go vegan couple of months ago.