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Rick Worthington PETA Targets Meat For Sin Tax
by Rick Worthington, click here for bio

Program: Farm and Ranch Report
Date: February 20, 2018

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Ranchers continue to face challenges from a variety of organizations about the value of meat in the diet, as well as organizations like PETA.

While we certainly do not endorse PETA, we do feel ranchers and dairy farmers should know what organizations like PETA are up to.

In it's latest release, PETA says the time is right for Americans who choose a meat-based diet to pay taxes on both the production and consumption of meat-based products.

Ashley Byrne, with PETA says if we accept that it's OK to tax tobacco, alcohol and, in some cities, soda because of their negative health impacts, meat belongs in the same category.

n calling for a ‘sin tax’ or an excise tax on meat for a very long time,” Byrne said. “But recently the idea really seems to have picked up steam with the public."

She also says it's only fair for those who are --- non-meat eaters.

"It doesn't make sense for the millions of Americans who are vegetarians and vegans to pick up the tab through higher taxes and health insurance premiums when meat-eaters get sick from these diseases that are caused by a meat-based diet,” she argued.

She is refering to heart disease...Ranchers are not alone in the fight against PETA as the USDA is a pretty common target.

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