January 08, 2018

PETA steps up “war on meat” with call for “sin tax”

David MenziesMission Specialist


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.

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commented 2018-01-09 14:27:25 -0500
What the air head porn people at PETA seem to forget is that dead cattle dont fart.
commented 2018-01-09 13:45:02 -0500
When will PETA start protesting the slaughter of birds & bats by wind turbines? When will PETA start protesting halal slaughter? PETA could care less about the plight of animals. They are a political movement, nothing more.
commented 2018-01-09 13:42:33 -0500
PETA – Halal – Silence – Crickets. Enough said. Bunch of woosies.
commented 2018-01-09 11:03:55 -0500
What, with all the taxes & ‘green’ crap-taxes being foisted on us, is my poor little dog “Bubby” going to eat to keep him lean & strong when I can no longer afford to feed him?

My cat, “Meggs”, too, is going to starve, when I can no longer afford to buy her her favourite “Whiskas” with meat & fish! She’s very fussy you know, she won’t eat any of those cereal-laden cat foods.

Maybe I’ll have to liberate both of them in a forest somewhere & offer them a happy life…at least in a forest there’ll be plenty of native birds & wildlife to dine on! (I couldn’t bear to see them put down, so better to set them free)

Those PETA people & their supporters are so foolish. Do they not think before they protest these ridiculous “causes”?

Oh, and I wonder what both public & private zoos are going to feed their carnivores when their costs go up exponentially…they may have to start culling.

PETA’d probably like that. “Stop killing animals for human consumption” (and, at the same time, cause the unnecessary deaths of millions or possibly even billions, of others…‘cause it’s a ‘just cause’ – idiots!
commented 2018-01-09 01:24:45 -0500
I fixed up some fried M&M angus beef burgers tonight and baked some frozen french fries. To make it veg friendly there was plenty of lettuce, tomato and onion. I used to BBQ in the winter but am getting to old for that nonsense. Fried burgers were just fine.
commented 2018-01-09 01:23:35 -0500
Did any of you notice the meat hoodies advertised on this site? Well I ordered one and will wear it proud any time I here of a protest on meat. I will also try and get to Lethbridge for Shannon Phillips, I’m sure she would like that.
commented 2018-01-08 20:27:43 -0500
A lion can eat me but I can’t eat a lion????

When my forefathers arrived in this country (1653) if they had not eaten meat, (wild meat, the green grocer was not open yet) many of us would not be here today. Let PETA starve and let us cut them out of OHIP.
commented 2018-01-08 19:53:51 -0500
This is serious. Do not forget Ms. G-R’s commentary about the Alberta Environment Minister, from cattle country, speculating that this would be a great way to extort more from tax payers. Supported by that great cow-calf operator through marriage only, the invisible Alberta Energy Minister. You can bet on this happening in Alberta with three stupid women in charge of necessities.
commented 2018-01-08 19:41:49 -0500
Way to go David! standing up to those Petaphiles :-)
commented 2018-01-08 18:58:14 -0500
I had an extra serving of meat tonight (just a small piece) and raised my middle finger to the hypocritical militants at PETA!
commented 2018-01-08 17:07:45 -0500
You tell ’em Menzoid!

Note for PETAphiles…Whenever I see one of your silly little protest things, I can never remember what you guys were going on about, because all I can see and remember are all those little titties you-all are always shaking around at people – even delusional, self rightous retards like PETAphile’s little titties are fun to watch – and I always have an urge to eat BBQ’d red meat afterward.
If I was one of those beta-male, urban liberal metrosexuals, I would probably apologize here for my ‘toxic masculinity’…and the fact that I still have a working pair.
commented 2018-01-08 17:05:51 -0500
I am going to eat some chicken tonight.
commented 2018-01-08 16:23:31 -0500
Its baby back ribs for me from now on thanks PETA.
commented 2018-01-08 16:10:29 -0500
Eat meat. It is good for you.

I don’t care whether people like Shannon Philips tell us to eat less meat (in her Tweets.)
I don’t support PETA. These guys truly do not have a clue. Just arrogant activism.

So in protest I’ll have; Baked spuds, veggies, fried mushrooms and a beautiful med rare T-Bone for dinner.
commented 2018-01-08 16:02:16 -0500
Eliminating meat production and the vast grassland used to support it will likely result in the desertification of a good pro portion of the planet. Indeed a portion of the planet that cannot be sustainably used for energy hungry cash crop production.

Ecologist Alan Savory thought much like these narrow-minded fools at PETA. Fortunately he was astute and humble enough to see the errors of his ways. Indeed outfits such as PETA have attempted to discredit his research. His current stance that sensible livestock production is needed in order to prevent desertification is sound. What I disagree with his view that CO2 is primarily responsible for climate change.

commented 2018-01-08 15:25:01 -0500
Grass grows in spring and summer. Meat animals harvest the forage as meat and we eat it in winter.
Thus we don’t need freezers and get protein in tasty condensed form in the non growing season.
commented 2018-01-08 15:19:31 -0500
Liza, I know a couple of people with celiac disease, meat is absolutely necessary in their diet.
commented 2018-01-08 15:09:04 -0500
How come the righteous PETA has not protested “HALAL” beef in particular as the Halal slaughter methology is especially exceedingly cruel to animal.
The LIVE animal’s throat is severed and animal is essentially bled to death = a significant lengthy time that animal is in pain . ( Whereas normal NA slaughter actually stuns animal first so that it feels NO pain)
commented 2018-01-08 15:09:03 -0500
How come the righteous PETA has not protested “HALAL” beef in particular as the Halal slaughter methology is especially exceedingly cruel to animal.
The LIVE animal’s throat is severed and animal is essentially bled to death = a significant lengthy time that animal is in pain . ( Whereas normal NA slaughter actually stuns animal first so that it feels NO pain)
commented 2018-01-08 14:50:15 -0500
How come the righteous PETA has not protested “HALAL” beef in particular as the Halal slaughter methology is especially exceedingly cruel to animal.
The LIVE animal’s throat is severed and animal is essentially bled to death = a significant lengthy time that animal is in pain . ( Whereas normal NA slaughter actually stuns animal first so that it feels NO pain)
commented 2018-01-08 14:45:48 -0500
PETA, PETA, who the F—- is PETA. Whatever, tell it to the Muslims.
commented 2018-01-08 14:32:25 -0500
My my, what will the echo fruit-loops think of next. I little discloser I live in south Metro Vancouver (don’t hold it against me as I was born here). In the last U.S. election the different States have their own issue or proposition votes. In Washington state about 15 min. south of me they voted on the Carbon Tax. Now this is, Democratic Washington State. So what is the old saying Money talks and BS walks, they voted it down (surprise). So after currency exchange gas is 50 cents a liter cheaper in Washington State vs Metro Vancouver. In Bellingham WA. There is a nice new big Costco store about 20 min south of the border on I5. They have a nice meat section, oh and milk almost half price and cheese, chicken you name it. So if these gearboxes bring in a meat tax, off to Costco, Oh I already go there. Still laughing at Climate Barbie’s, winter solar powered green houses. Ya Ya.
commented 2018-01-08 14:32:13 -0500
PETA should be exposing & highlighting a real SIN, the inhumane Islamic slaughter of animals. I have suggested this to the hypocrites at PETA, however, the organization is disinterested.

I would like to see aboriginal Canadians slam PETA for suggesting meat is a sin.
commented 2018-01-08 14:21:09 -0500
Well Daryl, because our digestive system and a cow’s are completely different. Not to mention the fact that many, myself included cannot tolerate wheat. I need my meat .

I think Ashley Byrne is confusing protein and sugar. Sugar causes (feeds) cancer (maybe) and makes people fat. Protein promotes muscle growth, ensures adequate iron/B levels etc. and without protein we would die. Lentils get boring in short order. Fish is one of the best sources of vit. A , healthy fats/omega’s which are also crucial to health. While many important vit.’s and minerals can be found from veg. sources, amounts necessary are hard to achieve.

The loonies are running the farm and all the government can do is rub their hands together at the cash grab and the added advantage of another way to control and demoralize the population.

Sure hobble the beef industry in Canada, I am sure, Australia, Argentina, the U.S. and Brazil will be happy to pick up the slack.
Bunch of lying neo Marxist’s.
commented 2018-01-08 13:58:24 -0500
commented 2018-01-08 13:57:03 -0500
Funny how libtarded Climatard Tree-Hugging lunatics see everyone else’s “sins”, yet never recognize their own!!
That being said – fact is that a slice of good whole grain bread has more usable protein than a steak!
If a cow can get fat on grain, and does not eat any meat, why can’t humans benefit from eating what cows eat?
commented 2018-01-08 13:56:45 -0500

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More than 85% of beef raised in Canada falls under the high quality classifications ranging from A to Prime. The beef in these grades is youthful and has a firm bright red rib-eye with 2 mm or more of fat. Marbling is the only category that differentiates the four high quality grades and is defined as the quality of fat distribution throughout the cut of beef.
Prime-grade beef features abundant marbling, its red meat laced with an even distribution of fat. The presence of this fat means a more tender and juicy cut of beef that should cook well in all conditions. Only 2% of graded beef is given Prime grade.
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With only a slight amount of marbling, AA-grade beef is a slight step down from AAA-graded beef. Still, 45% of graded beef falls under the AA heading and it still can provide an excellent cooking and dining experience.
The lowest of the four high quality grades, A-grade beef only consists of 3% of graded beef in Canada. Obviously still considered adequate enough to be listed as high quality, A-grade beef should be cooked a little more carefully for best results due to the less evenly distributed fat.
While beef-grade labels make it clear to the naked eye, the actual differences in quality are usually only discernible by a practiced grader or butcher.