first of all - i'm a piece of MEAT i ain't no vegetarian but i have been gradually cutting down as i learn more about meat production reasons why meat should be taxed to the max: - its inefficient nutrition. why feed 20 kilos of grains to produce one kilo of meat when you can just consume the grains directly. - its inhumane. except for free range organic meat, most of the animals are treated like shit.......which is kinda good......hopefully some of these sick and nearly dead animals make it to the market and kill the meat eating consumers. - causes disease. SARS originated in cats and spread to humans when some people in China consumed the infected cats. BIRD FLU obviously comes from birds. MAD COW DISEASE. - its heavily subsidized. first the grain producers get subsided....then the meat producers get subsided........resulting in massive subsidies that got to the largest corporations. - creates massive waste. the resources that power a meat diet are enormous compared to the resources that are required for a vegetarian diet. - its unhealthy. many cows get fed grinded down remains of other cows.......and many chickens get fed shit from other chickens.......plus there are a ton of pesticides, artificial hormones, and antibiotics that go into each animal to get it to maturity as fast as possible......plus the meat kinda just lays in your stomach and intestines and requires lots of time to get fully digested.