Beef Tax

TitleBeef Tax
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsBoxall, SF, Funke, MB, Myers, GA, Watson, J
Date Published2016
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractThe meat industry produces more environmentally harmful greenhouse gases than all forms of transportation combined. The emissions come from the animals’ digestive systems as well as from the production of their feed. Cattle and sheep are the most environmentally destructive farm animals, though all types of animal agriculture have a negative impact on the environment. There is also evidence that eating too much meat, especially red meat, is unhealthy. But should governments attempt to push their citizens to eat in a more environmentally friendly manner or is choosing whether to eat meat an individual choice that should be left up to consumers?
NotesCase from the 2016 Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. Copyright, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2016