Cattle rancher begs to be on Ellen DeGeneres Show in response to campaign urging meat reduction
A cattle rancher has written to Ellen DeGeneres urging the TV host to let her appear on the hit TV show after she urged people to reduce their meat consumption.
Ellen is formerly a vegan and recently posted on social media, telling her audience to eat less meat as part of her #BeNeatEatLessMeat campaign.
Cattle rancher Amanda Radke took exception to the idea and has now written to Ellen.
"Ellen, I invite you and Portia to visit our ranch in South Dakota! Better yet, this farm girl would love to come visit you in Los Angeles and share some agricultural stories on your TV show!
"Could you find room in your programming for this cattle woman to come sit in your seat on air? We'll dance and talk about cattle; I promise we'll have a great time, and I would love the opportunity to connect with you and your audience!"
Radke, in the letter, also claimed that meat is not as healthy as plant-based options, that animals are harmed by all diets and that we can't "eat our way out of climate change."
Ellen told her followers yesterday:
"I was scrolling through the Gram, and I noticed that a lot of people are talking about eating less meat, which I think is a fantastic idea. It’s a great idea for the planet. It’s a great idea for your health. It’s a great idea for the animal’s health.
“So eat less meat, unless you’re a vegan and you don’t eat meat already, then good for you. You don’t even need to pay attention to this. But for the people who do eat meat, just try to eat less of it.
"Just maybe eat it, less, once a week, or none a week. If you eat it every night, don’t eat it every night. Eat it less than that. Four nights a week would be OK, but three or two nights or just one night a week would be best."