Just two months ago, the mainstream media mocked Republican governors and Fox News for warning that President Joe Biden could forcibly reduce beef consumption in the United States. Now, however, news outlets are promoting news stories by activists urging the President to do just that.
Environmentalists have long been urging the president to take measures to force Americans to eat less meat in order to mitigate climate change. It remains to be seen if far-left activists can pressure President Biden to give in to their demands, but what can be said for certain is that, while activists concede they can’t ban beef consumption outright, they have many plans to cripple the ranching industry in order to reach their goals.
The Daily News, not content to go after beef alone, highlights a report calling for individuals to cut beef and pork consumption by a whopping 90% — while reducing poultry and milk consumption by 60%. What’s more, the Daily News claims that cutting beef consumption would save the lives of 30 million cows while failing to note that cow emissions are being blamed for causing climate change. Thus, saving cow lives wouldn’t necessarily be in the best interest of those who want to save the world.
The New York Times calls for the government to save humanity by putting “money and muscle” behind replacing animals currently used for food — or at least a lot of them. Vox claims that at least 14.5% of emissions come from animals, and calls on the government to give tech companies developing meat alternatives like artificial “meat” a “big infusion of public cash” to “make the field feel more like a sure bet.”
Given the fact that the nation is fighting rampant inflation and the Biden Administration still wants to spend trillions of dollars on “infrastructure”, it’s hard to believe that anyone thinking clearly would see the value in this.
On the 2020 campaign trail, former President Donald Trump warned that Biden was not a moderate Democrat. His warnings are now coming true as progressives successfully pressure the president on multiple fronts to get their way. While the Biden Administration has not actively tried to mess with the meat market, it could only be a matter of time before far-left activists get their way once again.