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News :: Human Rights : International : Labor
Food Stamp Ethics
07 Feb 2014
The Farm Bill passed with cuts in food stamps for the poor.
50% of the food stamp cost is for toxic meat, fish, and dairy.
It's time to eliminate food stamps for animal products and
expand rather than contract the program.
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Fruit and Veg Stamps
In the US, the Farm Bill passed in January
with its cuts in food stamps for the poor.
Columbus Public Radio reported in 2013 that
50% of food stamp purchases are used
to buy animal and fish flesh and dairy
products. These are unhealthy foods which
cause all taxpayers to have to support
their medical costs from heart attacks,
strokes, food poisoning, many kinds of
kidney breakdown, etc.
Vegetarians and vegan taxpayers do not
want to be forced to subsidize animal
murder, human disease, environmental
hazards, energy waste, and famine
associated with the livestock economy,
any more than a Jew or Muslim wants
to be taxed for the pig flesh industry
or a Hindu for slaughterhouses in general.
Allowing food stamp purchases only for
fruits and vegetables ( lentil burgers, lima, green, navy, and
pumpkin pies, sesame seeds, nuts, squash, tomatoes,
mango, orange, apple and hundreds of other juices,
ice creams and milks made from rice, coconut, almonds,
cashes, and soy, falafel, tempeh, tofu, thousands
of other nonviolent foods) will reduce animal
agony, human disease, and help reforest
the planet. It will allow expansion rather
than contraction of the program. By cutting the
half of the budget which goes for toxic food,
tens of millions can receive more help.
The tens of trillions the US Government has
spent on criminal, stupid, violent wars
are the reason money for the poor has not been
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