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PETA’s Pig Patrol to Visit NY Governor

Written by PETA | December 16, 2008
Tax Meat pigs

When we heard about New York Governor David Paterson’s proposed excise (“sin”) tax on full-calorie soda, we were confused. Sure, there are calories to be had in the all-American high fructose corn syrup, caramel coloring, and artificial flavoring cocktail, but does it compare to, say, meat?

To help set Gov. Paterson straight, we’re sending out some of our ridiculously cute “Tax Meat” pigs to the Governor’s pad today to help him consider some other products to place on his naughty list this year. The politically active pigs will circle the Governor’s home in a convertible with signs reading, “Battle the Budget and the Bulge: Tax Meat.”

After all, a can of fizzy goodness with more grams of sugar than I care to consider may be linked to obesity, but eating meat is linked not only to obesity but also to strokes, diabetes, heart disease, and several types of cancer, among other conditions and ailments. And with the financial outlook as bleak as it is, nobody needs the added burden of long-term medical treatment for costly conditions caused by risky dietary choices such as eating meat, when they could bank on their health by going vegetarian instead.

Written by Sean Conner

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  • JahLove says:

    I totally agree we need to put a tax on meat a very high one but I also think its pretty cool to tax soda i mean yea it dosent compare to meat but its still really bad.

  • Kelley says:

    They are way too cute!

  • roxanne says:

    Meat is the worst thing to eat not only because the animal is kill but meat kills people. Those animals die in distress and release chemicals that we eat. The meat industy doesn’t want people to know that the brain damage to a mad cow is the same brain damage ofa person with Alzheimer. it is true. read more about it.

  • Chris says:

    Too bad Gov. Patterson can’t see it because he is blind. I am all for taxing meat!