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Farmers hide your smelly cows,and hogs!

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Okay so now the government wants to monitor the smell of farms?  I may be missing something but I believe there are so many other important issues to be tackling.

And if they pass an absurd law like this, next thing we know, we’ll be getting charged when we pollute the air.  I’d be curious as to find out who and/or what groups pushed to have this crap introduced.  What a surprise that PETA has something to say:

“It makes perfect sense if you are looking for ways to cut down on meat consumption and recoup environmental losses.”

Bruce Friedrich, a spokesman in Washington for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Proposed fee on smelly cows, hogs angers farmers

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – For farmers, this stinks: Belching and gaseous cows and hogs could start costing them money if a federal proposal to charge fees for air-polluting animals becomes law.

Farmers so far are turning their noses up at the notion, which is one of several put forward by the Environmental Protection Agency after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2007 that greenhouse gases emitted by belching and flatulence amounts to air pollution.

“This is one of the most ridiculous things the federal government has tried to do,” said Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks, an outspoken opponent of the proposal.

It would require farms or ranches with more than 25 dairy cows, 50 beef cattle or 200 hogs to pay an annual fee of about $175 for each dairy cow, $87.50 per head of beef cattle and $20 for each hog.

The executive vice president of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation, Ken Hamilton, estimated the fee would cost owners of a modest-sized cattle ranch $30,000 to $40,000 a year. He said he has talked to a number of livestock owners about the proposals, and “all have said if the fees were carried out, it would bankrupt them.”

Sparks said Wednesday he’s worried the fee could be extended to chickens and other farm animals and cause more meat to be imported.

“We’ll let other countries put food on our tables like they are putting gas in our cars. Other countries don’t have the health standards we have,” Sparks said.

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  1. Yeah, let’s not worry about terrorism, 50 million plus abortions since 1973 or the sex slave trade right here in America, farting cows are the big issue! Whoever thought of this bonehead idea should be enclosed in a room with no windows and a bunch of farting cows and hogs until he repents!


    December 7, 2008 at 10:40 PM

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