Time to tax meat
With Australia now following New Zealand’s lead and introducing emissions trading, the time is ripe to ask if the government is really taxing the big polluters as it claims? It has given a free pass to some of the biggest offenders by not levying a carbon tax on meat.
According to a top United Nations official, the livestock sector is one of the most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems.
A 2010 UN report revealed that ‘‘animal products, both meat and