Irish lawmakers are pushing a proposal to kill off nearly 200,000 dairy cows to reach their climate change goals.
The plan aims to eliminate 65,000 cows per year over three years to greenhouse gas emissions on farms by 2030.
Farmers Weekly reported:
The Irish government is considering an initiative to significantly reduce the number of dairy cows in order to reach its climate change targets.
A target of reducing emissions from farming in Ireland by a quarter by 2030 has been set by government.
One proposal to achieve this is by reducing the national dairy herd by 10%, the equivalent of removing 65,000 cows a year for three years, according to the Irish Independent.
Minister for agriculture Charlie McConalogue told Irish radio station RTE Morning Ireland that a dairy vision group with farmer representatives has been looking into a range of options to reduce emissions on farm.
The Irish Department of Agriculture downplayed the report to kill hundreds of thousands of cows, claiming it was simply a “modeling document.”
“It was reported yesterday the cows would have to be ‘culled’ at a cost of €600,000 to taxpayers over the next three years to meet climate emissions targets,” the Irish Mirror reported.
“The Farming Independent said it got the figures in its report from an internal document through a freedom of information request.”
Though the proposal is insane on its face, governments in Europe have clearly demonstrated their willingness to go to war with farmers and destroy food and energy production if it means fighting “global warming.”
Meanwhile, Joe Biden’s climate envoy John Kerry warned last week that farmers need to stop growing so much food in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
John Kerry says US farmers must radically transform food production to meet ‘net zero’ emissions goals by 2030https://t.co/uGzcpkicPZ
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