On Thursday, devout meat-eaters from across the country will gather in Boulder, Colorado for what’s billed as the nation’s first-ever “Carnivore Conference.”
Devotees are more than just Ron Swanson-style meat fanatics. The carnivore diet, popularized in recent years by the alt-right and bitcoin enthusiasts, requires eating only animal products, and nothing else. Some enthusiasts even avoid high-carb animal products like milk and yogurt.
While the Carnivore Conference is one of the first large-scale gatherings of meat fanatics, the movement has flourished online for years. That’s largely due to a few high-profile meatheads, including controversial dark-web psychologist Jordan Peterson and his daughter Mikhaila (who claims she’s living on a diet of just beef and water), and former orthopedic surgeon Shawn Baker. Both Mikhaila and Baker are slated to speak at the conference.