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Germany may introduce ‘meat tax’ to protect the environment
Currently meat has reduced tax rate of 7 per cent but politicians say it should increase to 19
Phoebe Weston Science Correspondent @phoeb0
1 day ago
Germany could introduce a “meat tax” to protect the climate and improve animal welfare.
Currently meat in the country has a reduced tax rate of seven per cent but the Social Democrat party and the Greens are arguing that this should increase to the standard 19 per cent, with additional revenue spent on improving animal welfare.
“I am in favour of abolishing the VAT reduction for meat and earmarking it for more animal welfare,” Friedrich Ostendorf, agricultural policy spokesperson for the Greens told The Local website.
He said it mad “no sense” that meat was taxed at seven per cent while oat milk is taxed at 19 per cent.
…Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/german-meat-tax-environment-animal-welfare-a9045271.html
While most people think of Germans as wealthy, there is a lot of poverty in Germany. According to a DW article in 2018, around 20% of Germans are struggling to pay their bills and heat their homes. This new meat tax if passed will simply add to their already intolerable burden.