PETA Pigs Take Taxing Idea to RNC

Published by PETA.

When people weren’t talking about Hurricane Isaac this week, they were buzzing about the Republican National Convention. We’re never ones to miss a chance to get animal issues into the spotlight, so PETA dispatched its famous pigs to the Big Guava, where they’re calling for a federal excise tax on meat.

Why? Well, there are “sin taxes” on cigarettes, alcohol, and gasoline. Why shouldn’t there be one on meat, which is as harmful to our health as tobacco and alcohol are—and even more so to the environment? Putting a tax on meat would save countless lives—and not just those of animals.

What You Can Do

To keep meat from, well, taxing the Earth, animals, and your body, go vegan. If you’re already lean and green, spread the word by getting your own “Tax Meat” swag.

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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