After delivering “the good word” last week at the Republican National Convention, PETA’s “nuns” are now in Philadelphia spreading the gospel and urging Democrats to “Slap a Sin Tax on Meat!”
— Ashley Byrne (@ashlovesmongo) July 26, 2016
PETA’s nuns towered over the crowds at the Democratic National Convention on Monday, wearing stilts and signs proclaiming, “Meat Is a Bad Habit. Tax It!” and “Slap a Sin Tax on Meat!” The “sisters” also cruised 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 a living hell for animals.”
Researchers have found that vegetarians are between 25 and 50 percent less likely to suffer from cancer, even after controlling for other factors, such as smoking. A study by the American Cancer Society found that people who ate 3 ounces of meat a day were 30 to 40 percent more likely to develop colon cancer.
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