Coming Soon to the U.S.: Punitive Tax on Meat

As you know, from news of cities regulating soda sizes to complaints about school lunches, there are people in power who are determined to save us from our eating and drinking habits.

Now, news from the UK shows us what will soon be happening in our country. Breitbart London reports,

An influential think-tank with close ties to government has co-authored a report advocating so called meat tax as a means to lower meat consumption worldwide.

Tackling climate change and improving public health can be achieved by forcing consumers to eat less meat in their diets, and it is up to government to force that change, finds a new report. Co-authored by the University of Glasgow and Chatham House, one of the world’s most influential think-tanks, the paper claims “our appetite for meat is a major driver of climate change”.

Finding global meat consumption has reached “unhealthy levels” and cutting consumption is key to “keeping global warming below the ‘danger level’ of two degrees Celsius”, the paper calls for urgent government intervention. Far from being a potentially fatal move for democratic governments around the world, the report findings insist the public won’t actually react badly to the State taking meat off the table.

The changes and government intervention should be packaged and served up to the public in the same way punitive taxation and gradual banning of tobacco products were, reports The Guardian.

Again, our own government is going in the same direction. And the basis is completely fictional. As the lecture below details, meat is far healthier than most other things that we eat.

Furthermore, meat is environmentally safe.