‘A vegan environmentalist has been slammed after he shot dead a wild deer before tucking into a venison burger in a Channel 4 documentary last night.
Journalist George Monbiot, 56, from London, appeared in Apocalypse Cow: How Meat Killed The Planet to warn of the damage that animal farming is doing to the planet.
He explored radical new ways of rejuvenating the environment, including visiting Glenfeshie estate, in the Scottish Highlands, where wild deer are culled to allow tree saplings and forests to grow.
An emotional George joined stalkers to shoot and kill a deer before bursting into tears but later, appeared happy to tuck into a venison burger made from the animal’s flesh.
Viewers were shocked by the moment, with many saying they’d lost respect for the vegan and branding him a ‘hypocrite’.
One wrote: ‘Good programme but why is George Monbiot killing a deer and eating it? Call himself a vegan? Big hypocrite.’
Another wrote: ‘What an absolute crackpot, claims to be vegan and we should stop eating cows, 4 minutes later he’s shooting a deer and eating it and claiming it’s okay as he’s saved some grass.’