They Are About To Order A “Backdoor” Tax on Cow Farts?
(NewsBroadcast.com) – The New Zealand government has decided that it’s time to go after one of the major sources of climate change problems — cows and sheep. If anyone believes that their Uncle Larry produces a large cloud of noxious gases at family get-togethers, he apparently has nothing on those critters’ methane production, at least according to the Kiwis.
The island nation’s population is roughly 5 million people, but there are an estimated 10 million cows and 26 million sheep that continually expel gas from their mouths by burping and when they fart methane comes out of their… other end. The government of Prime Minister (PM) Jacinda Ardern has proposed a tax that would be levied against the livestock farmers, which would be the world’s first such action.
🐄🐑Cow and sheep burps are to be taxed by New Zealand in a world first.
The draft plan may be hard to stomach as costs are likely to result in higher meat prices#Thread 👇https://t.co/60ga3bKZSx pic.twitter.com/op2HYoHiaP
— Telegraph World News (@TelegraphWorld) June 8, 2022
Ardern’s proposals are getting pushback from some who have called it “laughable” but it’s not from the sources that one might immediately assume. Greenpeace, an organization well known for its environmental activism (some members have been accused of crossing the line into eco-terrorism) claims that the 5% tax that would be charged after 2025 is not adequate.
United Kingdom PM Boris Johnson’s government is also showing signs of moving in the same direction. Some see this as an extension of groups like the World Economic Forum pushing the idea of veganism as being a legitimate tool in the fight against climate change.
In the United States, Representative Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) has voiced concern that the Democrats’ “Build Back Better” legislation is a stepping stone towards the same kind of law here. Speaking of Congress, might it not be helpful to silence the likes of “The Squad” and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to battle the toxic fumes in the nation’s capital?
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