Thursday, March 12, 2009

Shark jumping greenies of Euroland

Since this is the Bullhorn blog, perhaps it's time to give you the latest news from Europe about regulating other bovine, er...emissions. The Times of London reports:
A cow tax of €13 per animal has been mooted in Ireland, while Denmark is discussing a levy as high as €80 per cow to offset the potential penalties each country faces from European Union legislation aimed at combating global warming.

The proposed levies are opposed vigorously by farming groups. The Irish Farmers' Association said that the cattle industry would move to South America to avoid EU taxes.

Livestock contribute 18 per cent of the greenhouse gases believed to cause global warming, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation. The Danish Tax Commission estimates that a cow will emit four tonnes of methane a year in burps and flatulence, compared with 2.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide for an average car.

When one of the biggest problems in the world is cows' digestive processes, we are at the point where the green folks have morphed from serious people who want to protect the environment for future generations to people who don't know that they are the butt of their own joke.


1 comment:

stephenwillcox said...

Joe,
to be honest I am saddened to see Europe's response to this, because America may soon follow. This goes to show how stubborn, bigoted, and lost some of these people are that they don't seem to see the failure in their logic when it is so blatantly obvious!

This world is fallen and dieing. That is why there is the need for the Messiah, who is, Jesus Christ. He is the Son of God, who comes not only to redeem mankind from sin (however, never any less) but all creation.

But do not lose hope, for He goes to prepare a new place for us, and He is making ALL THINGS NEW! A new Heaven and a new earth.

Blessings brother,
Stephen Willcox