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    Lol **** off.
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    whether or not taxation is the answer, I definitely think that the average person in the western world eats too much meat, partly due to health implications but also from an environmental and ethical point of view
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    (Original post by nverjvlev)
    whether or not taxation is the answer, I definitely think that the average person in the western world eats too much meat, partly due to health implications but also from an environmental and ethical point of view
    It's even worse if it's poor quality meat from McDonald's of the supermarket and not from a proper butcher


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    (Original post by Foreverton)
    It's even worse if it's poor quality meat from McDonald's of the supermarket and not from a proper butcher


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    YES, tbh I think it hardly counts as meat most of the time
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    (Original post by nverjvlev)
    YES, tbh I think it hardly counts as meat most of the time
    Haha who knows what's there


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    If you want to avoid meat, then that's your prerogative. I don't, so I don't see why I should pay taxes for a choice that ultimately affects me and me alone. I can understand taxes on tobacco and alcohol as these can cause harm to other people. The most harm you can do with a steak is slap a vegan in the face with it.

    Plus, we already have VAT.
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    (Original post by Foreverton)
    It's even worse if it's poor quality meat from McDonald's of the supermarket and not from a proper butcher


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    The quality of meat at McDonalds is actually quite good. It is incredibly difficult to get a McDonalds contract because of the high standard which all their farms must meet.
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    The quality of meat at McDonalds is actually quite good. It is incredibly difficult to get a McDonalds contract because of the high standard which all their farms must meet.
    Really? Wow. Well I don't eat there anyway so it's fine


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    (Original post by Foreverton)
    Really? Wow. Well I don't eat there anyway so it's fine


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    Yes. Have a read of this.
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Yes. Have a read of this.
    Finally, someone shutting down some ignorants with actual facts! Thank you.
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    (Original post by Queen Cersei)
    There's been a lot of discussion in the news and on TSR recently around both the sugar tax and the links between red/processed meat and cancer.

    Do you think that because of some of the negative health effects of certain meats that these ones should be taxed at a higher rate?
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    although i'm not vegetarian/vegan, I still don't like this mass production and cruelty to animals, it should be done on a lesser scale, we were built to eat meat, but not like crazy

    we should start seeing meat as a luxury alongside sugar, we don't need it to this great an extent
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    (Original post by ImNotReallyMe)
    Yes

    although i'm not vegetarian/vegan, I still don't like this mass production and cruelty to animals, it should be done on a lesser scale, we were built to eat meat, but not like crazy

    we should start seeing meat as a luxury alongside sugar, we don't need it to this great an extent
    Meat is already pretty expensive as it is. If you're concerned about animal welfare, do you really want to be raising the price, pushing more people towards buying cheaper factory farmed meat?
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    (Original post by nverjvlev)
    YES, tbh I think it hardly counts as meat most of the time
    What you do you even know about McDonalds?
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Yes. Have a read of this.
    No I don't eat there due to religious reasons but that was actually really interesting


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    (Original post by Foreverton)
    No I don't eat there due to religious reasons but that was actually really interesting


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    What religion bans McDonalds?
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    What religion bans McDonalds?
    I doubt it said anywhere thou shalt not eat at McDonald's but the laws of kashrut state that meat has to be killed and prepared a certain way and can't be cooked with things like pork


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    (Original post by Foreverton)
    I doubt it said anywhere thou shalt not eat at McDonald's but the laws of kashrut state that meat has to be killed and prepared a certain way and can't be cooked with things like pork


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    Oh, Kosher. I get it.
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    What you do you even know about McDonalds?
    In America they put a substance in their burgers which wasn't legally considered fit for human consumption.
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    (Original post by nverjvlev)
    In America they put a substance in their burgers which wasn't legally considered fit for human consumption.
    Source?
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Source?
    http://aattp.org/chef-jamie-oliver-p...n-consumption/

    http://www.medicaldaily.com/mcdonald...ot-only-249387

    http://countercurrentnews.com/2014/0...-consumption/#

    http://politicalblindspot.com/hambur...n-consumption/

    there are so many more examples - I know that the websites aren't particularly reliable sources but there is an overwhelming number of articles. Sorry, couldn't find the original source Jamie Oliver used. The point is, the part of the meat they used was considered 'unfit for human consumption' so they washed it with ammonium hydroxide which is poisonous for humans and claimed it was somehow a different product? Thankfully they've stopped putting this in their burgers.
 
 
 
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