The Vancouver Sun reports that PETA is calling on governments to tax poultry, pork, beef and fishas a way to promote a healthier diet and mitigate the environmental costs of meat production.
BC ranchers say these environmental arguments focus only on negative aspects of cattle production, using global figures that don’t apply in Canada and ignore the considerable environmental benefits provided by ranching.
While it may be trendy in some circles to denounce meat and go vegan for health reasons, the fact is meat does have its nutritional merits.
But we all know PETA’s end-game is an all-out ban on meat. Period.