Is Meat the Next Target for a “Sin” Tax?

Is Meat the Next Target for a “Sin” Tax? SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Animal-rights advocates say the time is right for Americans who choose a meat-based diet to pay taxes on both the production and consumption of meat-based products.

Ashley Byrne, associate director of campaigns with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said while there are no current legislative proposals, she believes “behavioral” or excise taxes on beef, pork and chicken could encourage people to modify their eating habits. …(Read More)