Bill Clinton Named PETA's Person of Year

Thanks to his new plant-based diet, Bill Clinton has been named PETA's 2010 Person of the Year. Clinton lost over 20 pounds on his plant-based diet and told CNN's Wolf Blitzer:

I did all this research, and I saw that 82 percent of the people since 1986 who have gone on a plant-based, no dairy, no meat of any kind, no chicken, no turkey?I eat very little fish, once in a while I'll have a little fish?If you can do it, 82 percent of people have begun to heal themselves.
PETA on Clinton winning:
By choosing a plant-based diet, President Clinton has spared the lives of nearly 200 animals a year and reduced his risk of cancer, strokes, and other diseases. Of course, the reasons for going vegan don't end there. The meat industry also contributes to world hunger, exploits workers, and devastates the environment.

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