Tax meat instead of fuel. In full discontent linked to the rise in fuel prices, the lawyer and essayist David Chauvet drew this shocking idea in a column published in Release. Why such a proposal? Due to the impact of animal husbandry on the environment, this defender of animals points. And a new study published in Plos One also raises the idea of taxing red meat to take into account its impact on health. Decidedly, meat has not been popular lately.
The actions of anti-specisite activists against butcher shops are increasing. In the past two weeks, several points of sale in France have been sprayed with fake blood. The result of a campaign launched by the 269 Life France association which is due to end on November 17th. Since September, actions of this kind have hit the headlines. “We respect the convictions of vegans but we must also respect those who eat meat and those who live by working meat” confided at the end of October, in a very measured way, the marketing director of Charal to Challenges.
The National Interprofessional Association of Cattle and Meat split at the end of September with an open letter to Emmanuel Macron denouncing the “violence”. “The freedoms of conscience and expression invoked by anti-meat and anti-specisite collectives and associations cannot be the guarantees of this violence,” she writes, adding that they “openly declare war on them”. “Yes, we have already suffered damage and demonstrations in front of our shops,” said a famous Parisian butcher who clearly marks a difference between “vegetarians who do not want to eat meat and vegans who advocate a political philosophy” .