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Taxing the Meat That Taxes the Planet

Written by PETA | January 28, 2011

If you’re still eating meat, you might as well be driving a Hummer. Studies have shown that raising animals for food is the single largest source of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide emissions, which are all responsible for climate change. A new study has found that taxing meat could help significantly curtail greenhouse-gas emissions by curbing meat consumption.

The study, from Sweden’s University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology, also found that if land that’s used for factory farming were instead used to grow bioenergy crops, greenhouse-gas emissions would be cut even further.

Don’t wait for the tax collector to come knockin’—you can get a jump on shrinking your carbon footprint by ordering PETA’s free vegetarian/vegan starter kit today.

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • Luna Kadampa says:

    From a Buddhist perspective, eating meat is wrong on many levels, let alone factory-farmed meat. For a thought-provoking perspective, see

  • Kurt K says:

    Well Toby, you believe the climate scientists because the liberal media tells you to. See, I can do it too. You do realize that there are thousands of scientists who don’t believe in man-made global warming, right?

  • wow says:

    What would you do without co2? No answer? Well you would not eat you also would not breathe. The reason it is hot is because there is too much co2 casued by the death of plants and deforestation. Plant more trees and greens.

  • Toby says:

    Well put: even though stupid Conservatives are arguing with climate scientists (because Fox News tells them to), it is a fact & it should be stopped.

  • mark says:

    there is no such thing as global warming. However, the corporate meat industry is the number one cause of environmental destruction.