Ben Fordham slams ‘nonsense’ UN proposal to cull sheep and cattle to reduce methane
Ben Fordham has slammed a UN proposal to cull sheep and cattle to reduce methane as the Prime Minister prepares to attend the Glasgow climate summit.
There’s a push for Australia to start phasing out its meat industry, with the UN suggesting a 30 per cent cut to methane emissions in eight years.
America and the UK have signed up to the goal but a commitment from Australia would badly impact farmers.
The federal Energy Minister says the only way to achieve that target would see us “cull the size of cattle herds”.
Nationals Leader Barnaby Joyce has revealed the Party insisted methane cuts be removed from Australia’s net zero plan.
“There are 434,000 jobs attached to the industry,” Ben said, “37,000 Australian farms have livestock.”
“Why would we sign up to something that would hurt our farmers?
“We’re being guilt-tripped for wanting a hamburger, meanwhile all these leaders are flying to Glasgow on private jets.
“There are 30 thousand people going … Think of all the emissions!
“What’s that famous old saying? Do as I say, not as I do.”
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