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IRELAND CONSIDERS CUTTING DAIRY COW POPULATION BY 200,000 TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE

In an effort to curb carbon emissions from farms, Ireland is reportedly considering reducing the nation’s dairy cow population by 200,000 over the next three years.



In an effort to curb carbon emissions from farms, Ireland is reportedly considering reducing the nation’s dairy cow population by 200,000 over the next three years.


If implemented, the nation’s Department of Agriculture plan would reduce the number of cows by 65,000 each year for three years as the country strives to meet net-zero carbon emission standards by 2025. The plan would be offered to aging farmers as a “retirement exit scheme,” according to Fox News.


“The journey to Net Zero emissions has begun,” the ominous 2021 press release by the Irish government reads, detailing the legal commitment the country made to reaching that goal. “Ireland is now on a legally binding path to net-Zero emissions no later than 2050, and to a 51% reduction in emissions by the end of this decade. The Act provides the framework for Ireland to meet its international and EU climate commitments and to become a leader in addressing climate change.”



July 31, 2023

Anthony Watson




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