This article was originally published by Laura Harris at Natural News under the title: SAVE the planet, STARVE the people: Irish gov’t proposes SLAUGHTERING 200,000 dairy cows to meet climate targets
In order to stop so-called global warming and climate change, the Irish government has proposed culling 200,000 dairy cows to meet the country’s climate targets.
The Irish government’s report came from an internal briefing paper from the Department of Agriculture looking for strategies to bridge the emissions gap in the sector. This particular plan calls for culling around 65,000 dairy cows annually until the target of 200,000 cows slaughtered is reached in order for the country’s agriculture sector to align with overall climate targets. (Related: Global war on MEAT: Now Ireland is culling cows to fight “climate change.”)
However, Elaine Houlihan, the president of the rural youth organization Macra na Feirme, expressed her distaste for the proposal, describing it as a “complete kneejerk” report. Houlihan pointed out the negative message the reports would send to young farmers. She also questioned whether Ireland and Europe are truly committed to generational renewal and combating so-called climate change.
The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA), a lobbying group representing the country’s dairy industry, also warned that any plan to cull the country’s dairy herd, if it must happen, should be voluntary.
“If there is to be a scheme, it needs to be a voluntary scheme,” said ICMSA President Pat McCormack. “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.”
McCormack further emphasized the importance of involving farmers in any changes. “This isn’t a start. This isn’t the end. This is an environmental journey and agriculture can play a significant role there,” he said.
He added that Irish farmers are willing to do their part to reduce their negative impact on the environment. But he insisted that the Irish government should invest in infrastructure and technology to make that happen.
Climate alarmists and those profiting from the destruction of global agriculture continue to ignore the truth about livestock’s supposed role in emissions.
Advocates of the climate agenda often portray cows as significant contributors to atmospheric methane. However, this depiction is a false claim.
Methane emitted by ruminant livestock is essentially inconsequential as a greenhouse gas. Moreover, methane produced by cattle is part of the natural biogenic carbon cycle, which has existed since the beginning of life on Earth.
It is essential to acknowledge that farming plays a vital role not only in preventing global food shortages but also in sustaining livelihoods and economies.
In Ireland, agriculture has long been a driving force for the economy, aided along by multinational investments in the country’s industry. Irish beef and dairy brands like Kerrygold and Pilgrims Choice have achieved remarkable success as exports. However, cows have now become a symbol of the political manipulation and greed behind a manufactured “climate crisis.”
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