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August 10, 2019 - PETA

Tax meat to help cover health and environmental costs

Tax meat to help cover health and environmental costs
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PETA is calling on lawmakers to support a sin tax on meat.

Why? A tax on chicken, turkey, pig, cow, fish, and other animal flesh sold in grocery stores and restaurants could help reduce Americans' skyrocketing annual health-care costs by encouraging people to eat less meat. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Diabetics, vegans are less prone to develop heart disease, diabetes, and cancer than meat-eaters are and they're also less likely to be obese.

In addition, the production of meat is a leading cause of climate change, a looming environmental disaster that threatens the U.S. with billions of dollars in damages from rising sea levels, worsening storms, and increased droughts.

Tax Meat for the Health of Americans - The U.S. spends more on health care than any other nation and is one of the largest consumers of meat.
Tax Meat for the Environment
- Scientists and world leaders increasingly agree that climate change is the biggest challenge that humanity faces, and the meat industry is one of the world's leading causes of it.
Tax Meat for the Animals
- On today's massive factory farms, animals are abused in horrible ways.

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