President Obama is in Japan today, and during his visit he went to one of the most famous sushi restaurants in the world. He dined on rare sushi at Sukiyabashi Jiro, an establishment that sells a dish including bluefin tuna. However, the bluefin tuna is an almost-completely extinct species, and Greenpeace isn’t happy that the President of the United States would chow down on it.
Greenpeace sent a statement to Business Insider scolding the president and encouraging him to make better meal choices in the future.
“As a role model, people will naturally follow you. The global appetite for bluefin tuna has destroyed this species, pushing it to the brink of extinction. It needs to be protected,” Casson Trenor, Greenpeace’s oceans campaigner, said in a statement to Business Insider.
“Greenpeace encourages President Obama to make responsible food choices wherever he travels, in hopes that others will do the same,” Trenor said.
And the president isn’t the only one getting flak for food choices, PETA mounted a campaign to try and get Michelle Obama to use plastic eggs for the annual White House Easter egg roll.
You can watch video of Obama after finishing his meal with the Japanese prime minister below:
[h/t Business Insider]
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