Written by Jeff Mackey
When people weren't talking about Hurricane Isaac this week,
they were buzzing about the Republican National Convention. We're never ones to
miss a chance to get animal issues into the spotlight, so PETA dispatched its
famous pigs to the Big
Guava, where they're calling for a federal excise tax on meat.
Why? Well, there are "sin taxes" on cigarettes,
alcohol, and gasoline. Why shouldn't there be one on meat, which is as harmful
to our health as tobacco and alcohol are—and even more so to the environment? Putting a tax on meat would save countless lives—and not just those of animals.
To keep meat from, well, taxing
the Earth, animals, and your body, go vegan. If you're already lean and green, spread the word by getting your own "Tax Meat" swag.
PETA promotes and educates the public on the
benefits of a vegan diet. PETA does not directly or indirectly participate in
any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for
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here. If you are reporting an animal in imminent danger and know where to find the
animal and if the abuse is taking place right now, please call your local
police department. If the police are unresponsive, please call PETA
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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.