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Leftists Push for Meat Taxes and Plant Proteins to Fight Global Warming...
Is there anything greater in life than a juicy steak, cooked medium-rare, melting in your mouth as you tear it apart with your incisors? That question was rhetorical. Of course there isn't. Glorious tasty meat makes life worth living.
So, of course, leftists want to do away with it.
Move over, taxes on carbon and sugar: the global levy that may be next is meat.
Some investors are betting governments around the world will find a way to start taxing meat production as they aim to improve public health and hit emissions targets set in the Paris Climate Agreement. Socially focused investors are starting to push companies to diversify into plant protein, or even suggest livestock producers use a “shadow price” of meat -- similar to an internal carbon price -- to estimate future costs.
Meat could encounter the same fate as tobacco, carbon and sugar, which are currently taxed in 180, 60, and 25 jurisdictions around the world. Lawmakers in Denmark, Germany, China and Sweden have discussed creating livestock-related taxes in the past two years, though the idea has encountered strong resistance.
Interesting idea. We'll take that into consideration.
Switching to estrogen-packed, soy hamburger patties and tofurkey might bring about world peace. Maybe even erase Miley Cyrus from existence. But we'll never know. For nobody shall come between us carnivores and our insatiable lust for seared animal flesh. We like us too much to subject ourselves to the trainwreck that is veganism.
Leftists think their cute little tax will magically turn us meat-eaters into vegans. But smokers still pave their lungs and feminist porkers still chug on Big Gulps between mouthfuls of Krispy Kreme. What makes leftists think meatitarians would be any different?
Good luck trying to convince us flesh-gnawing ruffians to abandon our solitary purpose in life. Especially for a crisis that might not even be happening. We scoff at such ideas.
Now, if you'll excuse me, there's a pack of bacon in the fridge that needs to be fried.