On December 22, 1731, the Dutch people revolted against their government because of a tax imposed on meat. They were very upset, as the Dutch people were the apex predators in the Netherland’s environmental and economic systems and if they weren’t allowed to eat the meat they so loved, the cows, chickens and pigs would quickly rise up and take their jobs. Everyone knew that you could pay a cow in grass and a rooster or hen in chickenfeed, where a trained tanner or cobbler had to be paid in cold, hard cash. The tipping point came when the Dutch government severely taxed the gehaktbal bladersburg and the kip met and ghaktballen weren’t available at an affordable price. And don’t get me started on the untaxed groninger sausage. It just wasn’t acceptable. What the hell are these dishes? Oh, they’re different types of sausages or meatballs made from pork, lamb or chicken. Well, do they at least look indecent? They do for the most part. Excellent. So, in 1731 the Dutch people revolted because their government was taxing their indecently looking meat products. The Dutch, an odd group of non-vegans since 1731.
Oddly enough, it wasn't the actual meat that upset them so much. It was the pudding. The Dutch LOVE their pudding. And, as everyone knows, you can't have any pudding, if you don't eat your meat. All in all, you should Share this post, because it's just another brick in the wall.