New Zealand wants to tax cow burps

| October 17, 2022

New Zealand’s Prime Minister, she of the gun bans and loonie left ideas, is back:

On Tuesday, New Zealand’s government proposed a tax on farming emissions. Al Jazeera reports “Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told reporters the proposal would make New Zealand’s farmers not only the best in the world but the best for the world.”

“New Zealand’s government has proposed taxing the greenhouse gasses that farm animals make from burping and peeing.”

Moreover, the government hopes to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions “and make the nation carbon neutral by 2050.”

Yahoo News

The government said the farm levy, announced on Tuesday, would be a world first and farmers should be able to recoup the cost by charging more for climate-friendly products.

There are just 5 million people in New Zealand, but 10 million beef and dairy cattle, and 26 million sheep.

The proposal will provide financial incentives for farmers to use technology to limit sheep and cow burps while the money farmers pay for their emissions will be reinvested in the sector.

Al Jazeera

While declining, 40% of New Zealand’s revenue is from red meat production per this  Oxford Academic article.  Only an idiot would mess with that big a part of the country’s GDP, right? That would be like, oh, shutting oil pipelines and production down and forcing your county to become dependent on other hostile nations for oil… what idiot would do THAT?

I do like the “oh, just charge more – people will be happy to pay it!” attitude. Sure sounds realistic to me.

I can’t be the only one who reads “use technology to limit sheep and cow burps” who is reminded of “all I can remember is that poor little monkey trying to put that cork back”.




Category: "Teh Stoopid", Global Warming Voodoo, Ivory Tower Idiocy, Points-and-Laughs, Reality Check

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AW1 Rod

And New Zealanders re-elected this buffoon in a landslide.

I’d like to say they’re getting the government they deserve, but the unfortunate farmers don’t deserve this bullshit.


They probably voted for her too, so fuck ‘em all.


If cow farts actually have such a devastating effect on the climate, then why didn’t planet Earth burn up and mankind become extinct due to “global warming” back in the early 1800s when millions of bison roamed the Great Plains of the U.S. and Canada?

All About Bison

“How Many Buffalo Were There? Estimates of bison numbers vary from 30 to 75 million. 50,000,000 to 60,000,000 are the most common numbers cited as total buffalo population in the early 1800s.”

That’s a hell of a lot of grass-fed bison farts. It’s befuddling as to why planet Earth wasn’t burnt to a crisp by devastating “global warming” brought about by all of that lethal ass gas.

Yeah, yeah; I know. Cow farts in New Zealand in 2022 are different because science, or something.

And now only higher taxes can save planet Earth!

Everyone knows that.


Those Bison didn’t drive cars silly.


Cutting off the supply of hot air coming from despotic politicians would probably throw us into an ice age. There seems to be no place on Earth where we are safe from them.



3 Points.



I know! 😡 I watched the whole thing. As Funny Maine pointed out, the only Team that can beat Bama…is Bama. A number of calls the refs missed (ignored) that shoulda went the Tide’s way. Even Ray Charles saw them. gabn/gabaf/rtr/hbtd



“Vegan Men Fart Seven Times More Than Non-Vegans, Study Finds. Good For Your Gut. Bad For Your Social Life”

“It’s Official: Plant Based Diets Makes Us Gassier. So What’s Worse For The Planet-Cow Or Human Farts?”


That could explain some of the strange home explosions around the country, household of vegans and one fires off a bong and boom.




Given the option of me eating the grass vs the cow eating the grass and then me eating the cow I’ll take the second one.

The cow has four stomachs and a digestion tract designed to eat grass and process it perfectly.

That myth you hear about it taking days for us to digest meat is just that.



A Proud Infidel®™️

That’s some serious weapons-grade stoopid!

jeff LPH 3 63-66

What a gas it was reading this post….

Skivvy Stacker

Liberal solution to ALL problems: Pay more money. Even if you don’t make a lot of money, don’t expect to make more money, or might wind up making no money, you have to pay out your fair share of MORE money. That way we have plenty of money to dole out to those who need it, so they can pay it back to us so we can continue to collect more money.
You don’t have enough money? Oh, don’t worry; you can charge your neighbor higher prices for what you produce, so you’ll have more money to send to us, and if your neighbor can’t pay us, YOU can pay us instead.
What will we do with all this money? Don’t worry; we’ll take care of you from cradle to grave…for free.