The average person eats 21 meals a week. According to a new plan to combat climate change, 17 of those will be government-mandated as meat-free. Targets set by the plan would limit weekly consumption of beef would be limited to 1/4 pound. Chicken and ham would be similarly limited, with four modest servings of meat available throughout a week. (...)No further comment is needed, methinks.
Drastic reductions in consumption of alcohol, dairy products, and sweets were also part of the plan.
The report's author, Tara Garnett, noted that voluntary campaigns were "doomed to fail" and strongly urged governments to mandate compliance through carbon trading and caps on greenhouse gas emissions. Ms. Garnett, who says "we cannot assume [the consumer] will necessarily make the right choice", advocates large-scale government intervention to ensure targets are met.
The Climate Change zealots have never made a real secret of wanting to change our lives in a manner that they think is best. But to what totalitarian extremes they are willing to go was illustrated by Mrs. Tara Garnett of Surrey University. In a report sponsored by the University of Surrey, she calls on government to start rationing meat and dairy products: Climate Change Report Calls for Mandatory Meat Rationing