Vegan woman praises Vegas shooting for leaving 'meat-eaters' dead

Delinda Jensen, 60.
Delinda Jensen, 60. Photo credit: Facebook

A vegan woman, who praised the Vegas shooting for leaving "fifty-nine meat eaters dead", says she "fears for her life", after receiving death threats and abusive phone calls.

Delinda Jensen, 60, said she has had to hide her 'Mother Nature Vegan Cuisine' food truck, following comments on Facebook about the worst mass shooting in America's modern history, which left 59 people dead and nearly 500 injured.

"Yes I am jaded," the Pennsylvania woman wrote. "Fifty-nine meat eaters dead. How many animals will live because of this?"

Vegan woman praises Vegas shooting for leaving 'meat-eaters' dead

She also added in the comments that she didn't "give a f**k about carnists anymore".

Jensen wrote the post - now deleted - the night after the attack happened.

She a told local newspaper she and her son are now living in fear, as a "lynch mob is forming" against them.

"We're done. We cancelled all of our booked events. This is our life and now it's gone."

She said she regretted the post, which was shared across Facebook hundreds of times.

"I f*cked up," Jensen told the Times Leader. "Was it poorly written? Absolutely. Do I regret it? Yes. I am so sorry I wrote that.

"Meat eaters or not, no one deserves to die like that. I wasn't celebrating the death of those people."

But she then attempted to explain her reasoning for the Facebook post in a later interview with Fox 56.

"It is a known fact that if you are a vegan, that you save 155 to 200 animals a year by being a vegan," she told the news station. "And being an analytical person that I am, I went, 'Okay, how many animals will not have to needlessly suffer?'

"I wasn't celebrating the death of those people. That's not how vegans think - we are non-violent."