Al Gore is now a vegan

Al GoreAl GoreOvernight Tech: Trump's tech budget - Cyber gets boost; cuts for NASA climate programs | FTC faces changes under Trump | Trump to meet with Bill Gates Trump's NASA budget cuts earth, climate science programs Obamas sign with agency for speaking gigs MORE, like former White House colleague Bill ClintonBill ClintonChelsea Clinton dismisses rumors she'll run for public office: report Trump seeks to stop lawsuit from ‘Apprentice’ contestant Trump asks why Clintons' ties to Russia aren't under investigation 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.