Written by Michelle Kretzer
Things got raucous at the caucus when a PETA "pig" hit the campaign trail in Iowa to ask presidential candidates to "cut the pork: Tax meat!" Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum got an eyeful of our pig, who stood outside the restaurants where they were meeting and greeting.
But Rick Perry got a handful. When the presidential hopeful promenaded past the pig, he gave her a big high-five and agreed, "Yeah! Cut the pork!"
The swine opined to point out that because of meat's devastating impact on people's health and the environment, it should be accompanied by a "sin" tax to offset the costs—similar to the taxes on alcohol, tobacco, and gasoline.
No matter who wins the election, (and of course, as a charity PETA takes no position in
support of or opposition to any candidate in any party), next year's prez could use this idea to save the economy—and lives.
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Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.