Time for tax on animal protein
Published 10/03/2014 | 02:30
GIVEN today's finding that diets rich in animal protein may be as harmful to health as smoking, it's time for the chancellor to give serious consideration to Peta's suggestion of a deficit-correcting tax on meat, eggs and dairy products in the Budget later this month.
At the very least, the Government should require cigarette-style labelling. The Government can prolong the lives of millions of people, not to mention animals, by treating the animal-agriculture industry in the same way that it treats the tobacco industry – with suspicion and contempt.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta)