Video: Germany Looking at a Meat Tax to Battle Climate Change

Last week German lawmakers proposed slapping a tax on meat in order to “help” the climate and improve animal welfare.  The new tax would raise the current tax from 7% to the standard 20%.

Environmentally superior Germans point out that the livestock sector is responsible for 14.5% of global greenhouse emissions.  The hope is that the tax will prevent Germans from consuming the offending food items.

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About Liz Sheld

Liz Sheld is the senior news editor at American Greatness. She is a veteran political strategist and pollster who has worked on campaigns and public interest affairs. Liz has written at Breitbart and The Federalist, as well as at PJ Media, where she wrote "The Morning Briefing." In her spare time, she shoots sporting clays and watches documentaries.

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