PETA wants to tax meat

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by CHOPIQ, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. Saw this on another site:

    PETA Proposes Excise Tax on Meat
    From the USSA

    Are you a meat and potatoes kind of guy? If you like a good burger and fries, or fried chicken and biscuits, animal activists think you ought to pay more for your meal.

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has kicked off a new "Tax Meat" Campaign, proposing a $.10 per pound excise tax to be paid on meat, the same way that gasoline, tobacco, and alcohol taxes are paid so that tax is calculated into the retail price.

    PETA suggests that money raised by its "Tax Meat" scheme could be "put into health education and preventative medicine." Translation - the money could be used to advocate vegetarian and vegan diets and promote the animal rights movement.

    Animal activists have also asked federal lawmakers to give tax breaks to those who have sworn off the consumption of animals.

    On May 30, PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk sent letters to Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nanci Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid urging them to extend vegetarians the tax breaks that hybrid car owners receive for purchasing vehicles with low carbon emissions. She claims vegetarians are responsible for fewer greenhouse-gas emissions and environmental degradations than meat-eaters.

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  2. Toxic

    Toxic Defensor Fortis

    I think she has a lot of gas. That is ridiculous. I "hope" our legislators are smarter than that!

  3. well actually we are helping to get rid of green house gas!!! Since cows make so much methane we need more meat eaters to help with the problem!!! I swear some people just don't have anything to do with there lives.
  4. Carpn


    Typical PETA BS....They know this isn't actually going to happen but they sure do get plenty of free publicity for their cause by coming up with these crazy ideas.
  5. soua0363

    soua0363 Master of Nothing

    I am all for PETA...People for Eating Tasty Animal...LOL
  6. That's fine. Then I expect a 10 cent tax on every peta hat, t-shirt, button, etc... that will go towards raising cattle for beef and other meat promotions. Eco-terrorists are at it again...
  7. This stuff gets so annoying. Here is how I look at it. I am not a religious person but if you are thats awesome, just don't push your beliefs on me. Its the same with this stuff, if your a vegan great but don't push your lifestyle and beliefs on me. I didn't climb to the top of the food chain to eat veggies. I have never met a health looking vegan. They always look real pale and sickly. Unless they take tons of supliments they are missing out on vitamins and minerals that are essential for humans to function properly. To each their own. They can enjoy a salad and I will enjoy my 3/4 lb hamburger:D

  8. crittergitter

    crittergitter Multi Species Angler

    Ummmm....can you say conflict of interest. How can they be "for" a tax of something they are "against".


  9. fishingful

    fishingful Time to fish!

    the only part of that i agree with is a tax break for PEOPLE that buy hybrid cars and i am sure that the cars arent being ONLY being bought by vegitarians

    i also liked the part where the meat tax would go to "put into health education and preventative medicine." and this part was right on .......Translation - the money could be used to advocate vegetarian and vegan diets and promote the animal rights movement.

    i love when people are so for peta then use animal products go out this week and TRYYYYY to find something that dosent have animal products in it or that HASENT been produced by affecting an animals habitat in some form
  10. Justin S

    Justin S c-ya on the water

    i have had two friends from college that i have converted from being vegetarians all due to the delicious pepperoni pizza, one bite was all it took for them to see what they had been missing
  11. Cows are vegetarians
    And they give off Methane gas? So P.E.T.A.