Denmark is considering proposals to introduce a tax on red meat, after a government think tank came to the conclusion that “climate change is an ethical problem
The Danish Council of Ethics recommended an initial tax on beef, with a view to extending the regulation to all red meats in future. It said that in the long term, the tax should apply to all foods at varying levels depending on climate impact. The council voted in favour of the measures by an overwhelming majority, and the proposal will now be put forward for consideration by the government.
Ah, the Left: first posit a counter-factual, then bring down the iron fist of the state to hammer your opponents while you pick their pockets.
In a press release, the ethics council said Denmark was under direct threat from climate change, and it was not enough to rely on the “ethical consumer” to ensure the country meets its UN commitments. “The Danish way of life is far from climate-sustainable, and if we are to live up to the Paris Agreement target of keeping the global temperature rise ‘well’ below 2°C, it is necessary both to act quickly and involve food,” the council said.
“For a response to climate-damaging food to be effective, while also contributing to raise awareness of the challenge of climate change, it must be shared,” said council spokesman Mickey Gjerris. “This requires society to send a clear signal through regulation.”
Of course it does — to the fascist Left, everything goes better with “regulation.” Wonder how well this will go over in Ireland, also a member of the EU, where the production of beef cattle is one of the country’s most important industries. But better to kill a small country’s economy than not to pay obeisance to the greatest scam of modern times.