Lunchbox/Soapbox: Peter Singer on why we need a beef tax
Taxes can do a lot of good. They pay for schools, parks, police and hospitals. But that’s not all they can do. High taxes on cigarettes have saved many lives. And when it comes to commodities that should be taxed, we’ve been ignoring the cow in the room.
From health reasons to cruelty to animals to global warming, the arguments for a Beef Tax are compelling. It’s time for meat eaters to pay for the harm they do.
Peter Singer is a philosopher and author of over 25 books on ethics. He is best known for Animal Liberation, widely credited with starting the animal rights movement.