Nuns on Stilts Call for a ‘Sin Tax’ on Meat at Republican National Convention

Published by PETA.

PETA’s “nuns” are towering over the crowds at the Republican National Convention all week wearing stilts and signs proclaiming, “Meat Is a Bad Habit. Tax It!” and “Slap a Sin Tax on Meat!”

The “sisters” are also cruising around the convention center in a convertible, holding aloft signs calling for a “sin” tax on sausage and steak—similar to the taxes on alcohol, tobacco, and gasoline—to offset the sky-high health-care costs of medical conditions linked to meat consumption, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

“Eating meat is a bad habit,” says PETA “nun” Ashley Byrne. “PETA is calling for a ‘sin’ tax on animal-based foods that clog our arteries, burden our health-care system, and come from an unholy meat industry that is hell for animals.”

Leading medical experts have determined that healthy plant-based fare can even reverse heart disease in people who already have clogged arteries.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind