Berlin (dpa) - In view of low prices for meat in many supermarkets dispute over possible higher taxes has flared up. According to animal rights activists, several agricultural politicians were open to it. The Green expert Friedrich Ostendorff said the "world": "I am in favor of the reduction in VAT for meat and earmarked earmarked for more animal welfare." Top representatives of Union, SPD and Greens rejected such considerations immediately. Farmers and consumer advocates also rejected higher taxation. Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner welcomed the discussion.