Men who eat meat should be banned from having sex, lobby says
Men who eat meat should be banned from having sex, the animal rights group People for Ethical Treatment Animals (PETA) now says.
Citing research, the German wing of the controversial non-profit organisation says eating sausages and schnitzel (thin slices of meat) is a symptom of “toxic masculinity”.
The research is from the scientific journal PLOS One, which showed that men caused 41 per cent more greenhouse gas emissions than women "largely because they consumed more meat."
PETA is now demanding calling for a “sex ban for all meat-eating men”. It is requesting women to “go on sex strike to save the world”.
“We all know them, the suburban fathers with beer bottles and barbecue tongs, sizzling 70c sausages on their €700 grill,” Daniel Cox, campaigns team leader for PETA-Germany is quoted as saying.
“The fact that Germany’s ‘grill masters’ believe they have to prove their masculinity to themselves and their fellow species through their consumption of meat is not only to the detriment of the animals, however.
“Now there is scientific proof that toxic masculinity also harms the climate. Therefore, a hefty meat tax of 41 per cent for men would be appropriate. A ban on sex or procreation for all meat-eating men would also be purposeful in this context,” he adds.
The call by PETA has, expectedly, attracted ridicule from meat-loving Germans.
“PETA doesn’t even stop at the bedroom anymore in the fight for attention,” popular tabloid Bild quotes Christian Social Union party MP Stefan Müller as saying.
His fellow MP Alois Rainer is less diplomatic. He describes the call for sex ban as “total nonsense”.
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