Ireland’s government is pushing plans to slaughter a staggering 200,000 healthy cows to fight so-called “global warming,” according to reports.
The move is part of a broader plan by Irish lawmakers to meet the radical goals of the globalist green agenda.
To slash the nation’s “emissions,” the government wants to gut the national dairy herd by 10 percent.
In The Netherlands, a major European food producer, government officials issued mandatory “buyout” order in November to confiscate farmland, as Slay News reported.
The Dutch government shut down 3,000 productive farms to comply with “global warming” goals.
In December Germany ordered farmers to slash fertilizer after the Dutch farms were shut down to comply with global warming standards.
And this week Irish lawmakers are pushing a plan to kill off 200,000 cows to meet the same global warming goals.
A target of reducing emissions from farming in Ireland by a quarter by 2030 has been set by the government, Farm World reported.
One proposal to achieve this is by reducing the national dairy herd by 10%, the equivalent of removing 65,000 cows a year for three years, according to the Irish Independent.
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue told Irish radio station RTE Morning Ireland that a dairy vision group with farmer representatives has been looking into a range of options to reduce emissions on farms.
The Department for Agriculture has said a report outlining a 200,000 reduction in dairy cows was a “modeling document,” insisting that the plan has yet to be enforced, according to The Irish Mirror.
But multiple reports confirm that the cows will be “culled,” costing taxpayers €200 million ($215M) per year over the next three years to meet green agenda emissions targets.
The Farming Independent said it got the figures in its report from an internal document through a freedom of information request.
According to the UK Telegraph, Irish farmers are rebelling against the plan.
One Irish politician described the plan as “absolute madness” and there are warnings that some farmers will refuse, and others will leave the sector, if an order is introduced.
Farmers fear it will not be possible to meet the targets with only a voluntary cull.
Tim Cullinan, president of the Irish Farmers’ Association, warned that beef and dairy production would simply shift to other countries if a limit was introduced in Ireland, undermining the attempted emissions savings.
“Reports like this only serve to further fuel the view that the government is working behind the scenes to undermine our dairy and livestock sectors,” he said.
“While there may well be some farmers who wish to exit the sector, we should all be focusing on providing a pathway for the next generation to get into farming.”
Pat McCormack, president of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association, said it was “frustrating” that the industry was being targeted.
“We’re the one industry with a significant roadmap, and, to be quite honest with you, our herd isn’t any larger than it was 25 to 30 years ago,” he said.
“Can the same be said for the transport industry, can the same be said for the aviation industry?”
If there is to be a cull, he said, “it needs to be a voluntary scheme.
“That’s absolutely critical.”
This news follows calls from Democrat President Joe Biden’s “climate czar” John Kerry for farmer to stop producing food.
During the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) AIM for Climate Summit, Kerry told the audience that “we can’t get to net zero, we won’t get this job done, unless agriculture is front and center as part of the solution.”
Kerry warned attendees that his and other world leaders’ “lives depend” on farmers ceasing their operations.
Stopping farmers from growing food will lower agriculture “emissions,” Kerry insists.
He continued by noting that he does not even call it “climate change” anymore.
“It’s not change; it’s a crisis,” he declared.