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PETA Pigs Take Taxing Idea to RNC

Written by PETA | August 31, 2012

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.

What You Can Do

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 public office.

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  • PETA says:

    Thanks for your comment, Elizabeth. That’s a good first step. Did you know that you could save 100 animals per year just by adopting a meat-free diet? Check out PETA’s Vegetarian/Vegan Starter Kit here: http://www.peta.org/living/vegetarian-living/free-vegetarian-starter-kit.aspx. Going vegan is easy and you’ll feel great!

  • [email protected] says:

    GOOD IDEA! I’m not claiming to be a vegan although I have stopped eating Veal (now that I know what happens to the poor animals) and are all for better treatment of all animals, especially Farm Animals.

  • Conni Newsome says:

    Great idea….tax meat!