SOURCE: Tyler Durden via Zerohedge
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Livestock production — primarily cows — has apparently become such a problem for the climate that government officials in Ireland are mulling over a plan to kill hundreds of thousands of cows.
The Irish Mirror said a new Department of Agriculture report shows officials planned to kill 200,000 dairy cows over the next three years to combat climate change.
We told readers in late 2022, “Forget Oil. Now They Are Coming For The Cows.”And that’s apparently what the climate alarmists in Ireland are preparing to do.
Ag website Farming Independent said it recently obtained the report via a freedom of information request.
“Cuts to the dairy herd of 65,000 cows per year for the next three years will be needed to meet agriculture’s climate targets Department of Ag officals have estimated in an internal briefing paper seen by the Farming Independent,” the website said.
A spokesperson for the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine told the Irish Mirror, “The Paper referred to was part of a deliberative process – it is one of a number of modeling documents considered by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and is not a final policy decision.”
The ag agency added: “As part of the normal work of Government Departments, various options for policy implementation are regularly considered.”
Meanwhile, Pat McCormack, the president of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association, railed against the plan to cull dairy cows.
McCormack said, “If there is to be a scheme, it needs to be a voluntary scheme. That’s absolutely critical because there’s no point in culling numbers from an individual who has borrowed on the back of a huge financial commitment on the back of achieving a certain target that’s taken from under him.”
“We should be investing in an infrastructure that can deliver from a scientific perspective. And we know low emissions are better and we should be continuing to invest in further science and research because that’s absolutely critical as we move forward,” McCormack said, who was quoted by the Irish Times.