PIERS Morgan slammed an Extinction Rebellion activist who bragged on Twitter about turning her dog vegan.
Suzannah Pearce sparked outrage after posting a picture of the pooch wearing a jacket with a note attached to it saying: “If I can be a vegan, so can you!”
She was accused of animal cruelty by dog lovers on Twitter – with some threatening to report her to the RSPCA.
GMB host Piers also waded in to the row, writing: “Never seen a sadder looking dog, give it some damn meat.”
While footballer Peter Crouch said: “He looks like he’d love a sausage”.
Suzannah has now deleted her Twitter page after receiving a barrage of abuse over her “sad” dog.
One wrote: “I’m all for a human making a stand and going vegan… but forcing a carnivore to do the same is just wrong and you should be thoroughly ashamed.”
Another said: “Animal abuse, plain and simple.”
While one person wrote: “I can be a vegan, but your dog can’t. You are an animal abuser; feed this dog properly, or find it a proper home where it won’t be abused by a political zealot.
“This is why we call virtue signalling dangerous. It’s always somebody else harmed so a horrible person can show off.”
The RSPCA also tweeted about the picture, saying: “We would encourage the owner to seek advice from a vet to ensure the dog’s diet is balanced.”
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