When President Obama held an economic forum in Peosta, Iowa, on Tuesday, PETA supporters were there getting piggy with it.
A staffer was passing out leaflets at the forum when a group of enthusiastic young people ran up to her and offered to help with the demonstration. One donned the pig costume, and the others handed out leaflets explaining the benefits of a tax on meat.
Because meat is a leading cause of climate change and drives up health-care costs by contributing to cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, among other illnesses, it only makes sense that meat should be subject to a “sin” tax just like alcohol and tobacco.
Taxing meat would not only help balance the budget, it would also encourage people to cut the pork out of their diets, saving countless lives—both human and animal.
Written by Michelle Sherrow