EPA Wants to Turn Cows Into Goats — Scapegoats
It appears the folks at the Environmental Protection Agency want to turn cows into goats — or, more accurately, scapegoats — by charging fees to people who raise air-polluting animals.
According to an Associated Press report today, a proposal put forth by the Environmental Protection Agency 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.
By taking such an anti-livestock stance, EPA officials are choosing to align themselves with a laundry list of global warming alarmists who draw paychecks from places like ABC, the European Union and the United Nations. At the same time, they’re sending a signal of indifference about the impact such a measure would have (i.e., bankruptcy) on those backbone-of-America souls who spend their lives raising animals that are both essential and beneficial to the American way of life.